Repsol Honda Complete Positive Catalunya Weekend with Monday Post-Race Test

Back on the track after yesterday’s double podium

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Marc Marquez, Catalunya Test Session 2017Courtesy of Repsol Honda

Following yesterday's double podium, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track for a one-day post-race test.

On another sunny and very hot day, Marc and Dani worked on setup, electronics and Michelin tyres. Marc was fastest for the day with his lap of 1’44.071 on lap 81 of 82. Dani finished the day fourth with a time of 1’45.003 on lap 18 of 53.

After two very busy weeks, the Repsol Honda Team will have just a week of rest before returning to action for two more back-to-back races, the Dutch GP on 25 June and the German GP on 2 July.

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Marc Marquez, Catalunya Test Session 2017Courtesy of Repsol Honda

Marc Marquez
1st: 1'44.071

“The test today was good enough, though we didn’t test anything new in particular on the bike. We did a lot of laps working a bit on the electronics and on my riding style, aiming to manage the tyres better. What finally made me very happy was the symmetric front tyre Michelin brought here, which is the same, or more similar to last year’s. I immediately felt great again, on the bike and with the front. Actually I did my fastest lap on that tyre, as it was more stable. I was smiling again, at least on this track. Hopefully we can continue on this path with the tyres.”

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Dani Pedrosa, Catalunya Test Session 2017Courtesy of Repsol Honda

Dani Pedrosa
4th: 1'45.003

“Today we had an important day as we tried a different fork, doing a lot of comparison tests. We also tried a few things on the setup, working on the bike’s geometry. The track wasn’t in the best condition, as the temperature was very high and the tyres were dropping quite fast, but overall now we have more info to keep working on. At the end of the day, the track improved a bit and we also tried a front Michelin tyre.”

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num. Nation Team Time/Gap
1 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'44.071
2 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 0.366
3 FOLGER Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 0.901
4 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team 0.932
5 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 0.975
6 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda 1.225
7 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 1.381
8 REDDING Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing 1.494
9 RABAT Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1.511
10 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1.564
11 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing 1.792
12 MILLER Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1.826
13 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 2.036
14 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar 2.059
15 LOWES Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2.318
16 KALLIO Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 2.334
17 RINS Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 2.419
18 GUINTOLI Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar 2.984

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