Repsol Honda conclude test in Catalunya with Marquez top and Pedrosa seventh

2018-06-19 13:30
With no rest after yesterday’s Catalan Grand Prix, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, their crews, and the HRC engineers returned to the track today to continue their relentless work on the RC213V’s development during an official post-race test.

Marc was the fastest of the day with his lap of 1’38.916” on lap 86 of 88. Dani finished the day seventh with a time of 1’39.738” on lap 75 of 77.

Marc Marquez
1ST 1'38.916 (86/88)
“We worked a lot today as we had several things to test, some of which were quite important. As always in testing, some of them worked well, and others were good in that we gathered information for the future. We also worked on the electronics and aerodynamics. At the end of the day, we put together all the good things we had found, and I was able to set a fast time. Anyway, the most important thing is that we had a good test.”

Marc Marquez
Dani Pedrosa
7TH 1'39.738 (75/77)
“Today we worked from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, non-stop, so thanks to the team for making a great effort; each modification required hard work, and we tried many. Basically, we worked on the bike’s geometry. It wasn’t easy to understand everything because the temperature increased a lot over the day, affecting the track conditions. Still, though we always have to keep our feet on the ground, we hope we were able to find a few things, including a slight modification to the geometry settings compared to the race. We’ll go in that direction now and see if we’ve chosen the right path.”

Dani Pedrosa
Testing Results
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1
MARQUEZ
Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'38.916
2
IANNONE
Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar 0.104
3
RABAT
Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing 0.446
4
PETRUCCI
Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing 0.572
5
ZARCO
Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 0.618
6
CRUTCHLOW
Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda 0.811

Source: Honda Racing Corporation

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