Action resumed at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as 2020 began in earnest with the traditional post-season test with the Repsol Honda Team’s 2020 riders.

Marc Marquez began his 2020 title defence two days after clinching a sensational 12th win of 2019. Starting early, Marc began to work through a busy day in Valencia. Just after 1PM Local Time he suffered a fall at Turn 13 but was unharmed and returned to running just after lunch. Completing a total of 60 laps, the reigning World Champion enjoyed a productive day and finished fifth fastest with a 1’30.698.

The opening day of testing saw Moto2 World Champion Alex Marquez try the new RC213V for the first time. Alex was victim to a harmless crash at Turn 10 on lap eight of the morning. Able to return to track just before lunch, Alex completed 53 laps on his debut as an HRC rider with a fastest time of 1’32.873 on his penultimate lap.

One more day of running awaits the riders at the Valencia circuit before transferring to Jerez for the final laps of calendar 2019.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

I’m happy with how today went overall, we had our first contact with the 2020 bike and started to understand it. I had a strange crash on my out lap from the box but there weren’t any issues on the bike. Tomorrow we will concentrate on some other areas to understand some more things. It will be another busy day but I am looking forward to continuing our work so the team can work on our feedback over winter.

Repsol Honda Team
Alex Marquez

Alex Marquez

First I want to say thank you to Honda for this opportunity to join them as the Moto2 World Champion. Each lap we were able to improve which is important and I was able to enjoy my time on the bike. I’m very happy, it has been a positive day for me apart from the rookie mistake I made in the first run. My rhythm was quite good, and I know where I need to improve and focus on for tomorrow. The plan for tomorrow is to just make more laps so I can understand the bike better, learn how to manage it more.

Valencia MotoGP™ Official Test

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

MotoGP 2020

Sunny / 17
Tuesday 19 Nov 2019, 19:29 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 17°C
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Ground Temp: 16°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'30.163
2 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.164
3 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.487
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.502
5 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.535
6 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.648
7 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.795
8 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.811
9 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.849
10 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.967
11 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +1.020
12 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +1.270
13 Iker Lecuona 27 SPA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.482
14 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.511
15 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.612
16 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.652
17 Dani Pedrosa 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM +1.700
18 Michele Pirro ITA +1.853
19 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.871
20 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia +1.927
21 Brad Binder RSA +2.482
22 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda +2.670
23 Alex Marquez SPA +2.710