Marquez, Pedrosa find rhythm in surprising day1 in Thailand
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
|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|