The second official three-day pre-season test proved to be very productive for Marc Marquez, who today celebrated his 24th birthday, and for teammate Dani Pedrosa. Both riders were able to keep a very strong pace throughout the day and concluded the test in second and third positions, respectively, in the combined times.

On another fair day blessed with sunny conditions, the Repsol Honda riders wasted no time in taking to the track at 9:45 a.m. in order to take advantage of a 15 minute practice-start window that was implemented at the beginning of day. After that they continued to work positively on their RC213V setup and on engine mapping, in addition to testing the new tyre specs that Michelin brought to this test.

Marc Marquez

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“I’m very happy with how it went today because we improved a lot, especially in the afternoon, even if I did my best lap time in the morning. In the end I felt much more comfortable and it seems that yesterday’s long runs were useful for improving the electronics and getting closer to the level we wanted to reach. Overall, I think it has been three very positive days, and we did a good job. Of course we shouldn't forget that this circuit is quite particular, and in Qatar we’ll see where we really are. Today I had a funny present from my team, a magnifying glass; I know I’m quite persistent in asking to check the data to find the issues we had, and they told me to find it myself! I’m very thankful that HRC is putting in a lot of effort, and step-by-step we’re getting better. I’d like to wish all the best to my Crew Chief Santi [Hernandez], who wasn't able to be here at Philip Island because of some medical checks. We all missed him and we’re looking forward to seeing him with us again at the next test!"

Repsol Honda Team
Dani Pedrosa

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“Overall I think it’s been a very positive test, especially considering that this isn’t one of my favourite tracks. I was riding quite well and I think we improved day by day. Yesterday I wasn’t feeling well but today I felt a bit better and we were able to do a good job on the track. The team has worked very well. We focused again on electronics and on the setup of the bike, and the only thing we missed was a long run, as we ran out of time. Michelin have also made some good steps forward with the tyres. All in all, we can say we’re heading in the right direction, even if we still have some work to do.”

Repsol Honda Team
Phillip Island MotoGP™ Official Test

Phillip Island, Australia

MotoGP 2017

Friday 17 Feb 2017, 08:55 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:28.549
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.294
3 Dani Pedrosa 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.484
4 Jonas Folger 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +0.493
5 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.552
6 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.554
7 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.699
8 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati +0.793
9 Jack Miller 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +0.809
10 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.812
11 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +0.921
12 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.998
13 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1.066
14 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +1.121
15 Hector Barbera 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati +1.242
16 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.308
17 Loris Baz 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati +1.428
18 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.429
19 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +1.435
20 Scott Redding 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati +1.456
21 Sam Lowes 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.651
22 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati +1.903
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