Marc Marquez completed an active second day of testing at Phillip Island, finishing second with a time of 1’29.309” recorded on lap 20 of 107 (more than any other rider). On a day again marked by fine weather conditions (air 20° C, track 40° C), the reigning MotoGP World Champion continued his work on the setup of his RC213V. In the final hour he did two long runs of around 15 laps each, with most laps in the 1’29” range.

Dani Pedrosa woke up with a sore throat and a bit of a fever, and after a check-up in the Clinica Mobile, he and his team decided it would be prudent for him to rest for a while in an effort to recover some strength. Dani finally took to the track around 3 p.m. and bravely completed 40 laps despite his less-than-ideal condition. His best lap time of 1’30.245” placed him in 16th position. He hopes to feel better for the third and final day of the test tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

2nd / 1:29.309

“It’s been a day of really hard work, and I’m a little bit tired, but it was the plan we had for today with the team and we did it! Together with my Engineers we decided to do many laps to try a few things, and we focused on riding as consistently as possible, trying to avoid any mistakes. I also did two long runs at the end of the day, to try different configurations of the electronics, and that allowed us to gather a lot of information. Anyway, as I said yesterday, we’re still missing something, because I’m not 100% comfortable, but we’re working in a good way. Hopefully these two long runs will allow us to find the areas where we can take a step forward. I also tried a new Michelin front tire and tomorrow we’ll try the rear one, as today we had no time to do it.”

Repsol Honda Team
Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa 26

16th / 1:30.245

“Unfortunately, near the end of yesterday’s session I started feeling a bit strange and things got worse overnight. This morning I couldn’t have breakfast as I wasn’t feeling good in my stomach and I had a bit of a fever and no strength. I could eat absolutely nothing until around 2 o’clock, so I just waited. I tried to do some laps in the afternoon, starting slowly, and although I improved a little lap by lap, I didn’t push hard. Anyway, now I’m feeling better and hopefully tomorrow I’ll be in better shape for the final day of the test.”

Repsol Honda Team
Phillip Island MotoGP™ Official Test

Phillip Island, Australia

MotoGP 2017

Sunny
Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 08:52 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Ground Temp: 40°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:28.847
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.462
3 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.478
4 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +0.564
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.636
6 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.654
7 Jonas Folger 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +0.817
8 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +0.827
9 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.955
10 Jack Miller 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +0.991
11 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +1.033
12 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1.079
13 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +1.295
14 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1.303
15 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati +1.350
16 Dani Pedrosa 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.398
17 Hector Barbera 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati +1.505
18 Scott Redding 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1.588
19 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.798
20 Loris Baz 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati +2.005
21 Sam Lowes 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +2.048
22 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.857
Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 09:35 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:29.497
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +1:29.683
3 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1:29.926
4 Maverick Viñales 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +1:29.989
5 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +1:30.065
6 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1:30.262
7 Dani Pedrosa 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1:30.281
8 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +1:30.410
9 Jack Miller 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +1:30.426
10 Jonas Folger 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +1:30.578
11 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati +1:30.631
12 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +1:30.770
13 Hector Barbera 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati +1:30.771
14 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1:30.802
15 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +1:30.867
16 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +1:31.179
17 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:31.200
18 Loris Baz 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati +1:31.249
19 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1:31.432
20 Scott Redding 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1:31.755
21 Sam Lowes 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1:32.307
22 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:32.690