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2018 MotoGP Testing

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were both among just five riders who were able to lap under the 1’31” barrier on the first day of testing in Thailand at the Buriram International Circuit. Marc set the third fastest time in 1’30.912”, while Dani (who suffered an uneventful late morning crash in the final corner) was fifth fastest in 1’30.960”, just 0.115” and 0.163”, respectively, down on fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow, the quickest man of the day.


Marquez and Pedrosa in Thailand

Making the best of a sunny and very hot day (air 35°C, track 50°), the Repsol Honda men endeavoured to adapt to and learn the unfamiliar layout while also working with their team to find a good base setup and continue the development of their RC213V. The final 15 minutes of the session was dedicated to practicing starts.

Testing will continue for the next two days.

2018 MotoGP Testing Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda 1’30.797
2 RINS Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 0.012
3 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 0.115
4 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team 0.148
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team 0.163
6 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing 0.206
7 MILLER Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing 0.247
8 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 0.392
9 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar 0.438
10 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team 0.449


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