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2014/11/12 - mgp - Test - Valencia - MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - RC213V - Action

The sun re-emerged today in Valencia, after rain almost completely wrecked testing yesterday. After the track had dried out, the riders finally took to the circuit around 12pm local time, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa looking to complete a busy test schedule.

It was Marc’s first outing on the updated 2015 prototype (since Brno test) and it proved very valuable for the HRC engineers. Marc reported positively on some areas, including the chassis front end, but admitted the engine braking, exit of corner and also rear of the chassis still needs work. His fastest time of 1’30.973 (just 0.130 off Rossi’s pole time on Saturday) on lap 58 of 68 (aboard the 2014 machine) placed him fastest on this final day.

Dani, who spent a few laps on the new machine on Monday, continued his test programme today and commented on the more powerful Honda engine. He also confessed the new 2015 RC213V needs some fine tuning before the lights go out in Qatar at the end of March. His time of 1’31.119 (lap 23/57) – on the 2015 prototype – put him in second place behind his teammate.

This is the final MotoGP test before the Winter testing ban kicks in at the end of November. The next time Marc and Dani will be on track will be in Malaysia in February 2015.

1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1’30.973
2Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1’31.119
3Jorge Lorenzo99ESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1’31.164
4Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1’31.288
5Valentino Rossi46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1’31.301
6Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1’31.365
7Danilo Petrucci9ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1’31.665
8Cal Crutchlow35GBRCWM LCR HondaHONDA1’31.774
9Yonny Hernandez68COLEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDUCATI1’31.914
10Aleix Espargaro41ESPTeam Suzuki MotoGPSUZUKI1’31.973
11Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPDUCATI1’32.007
12Michele Pirro51ITADucati Test TeamDUCATI1’32.113
13Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1’32.173
14Scott Redding45GBRTeam Estrella Galicia Marc VDSHONDA1’32.621
15Stefan Bradl6GERNGM Mobile Forward RacingFORWARD YAMAHA1’32.784
16Alvaro Bautista19ESPFactory Aprilia GresiniAPRILIA1’32.810
17Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPDUCATI1’32.922
18Maverick Vinales25ESPTeam Suzuki MotoGPSUZUKI1’33.216
19Loris Baz76FRANGM Mobile Forward RacingFORWARD YAMAHA1’33.486
20Eugene Laverty50IRLDrive M7 AsparHONDA1’33.509
21Jack Miller43AUSCWM LCR HondaHONDA1’33.746
22Marco Melandri33ITAFactory Aprilia GresiniAPRILIA1’34.336

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