Marquez, Pedrosa find rhythm in surprising day1 in Thailand

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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.


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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.RiderNumNationTeamTime/Gap
1CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBRLCR Honda1’30.797
2RINS Alex42SPATeam Suzuki Ecstar0.012
3MARQUEZ Marc93SPARepsol Honda Team0.115
4DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITADucati Team0.148
5PEDROSA Dani26SPARepsol Honda Team0.163
6PETRUCCI Danilo9ITAAlma Pramac Racing0.206
7MILLER Jack43AUSAlma Pramac Racing0.247
8ROSSI Valentino46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP0.392
9IANNONE Andrea29ITATeam Suzuki Ecstar0.438
10LORENZO Jorge99SPADucati Team0.449

 

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