Fresh from completing the 2018 Triple Crown at the season finale in Valencia, the Repsol Honda Team was back on track at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit today with its new line-up, which sees Jorge Lorenzo joining the squad alongside World Champion Marc Marquez.

After five days of almost uninterrupted rain showers, the sun finally made its appearance at Valencia today, but it took the whole morning for the asphalt to dry enough to offer good conditions for proper testing.

Lorenzo took to the track around 1 pm, Marc Marquez a few minutes later, and they continued until the rain again put a stop to the action around 3:30.

Marc was immediately on the pace, finishing the day second-fastest with a best time of 1’31.718” after completing 25 laps. Jorge completed 30 laps, with a best time of 1’32.959”, 18th overall on the day.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try everything we had planned to, as the track was still half-and-half in the morning and it started raining again later in the afternoon. So we only did 25 laps. Anyway, we tried three different bikes, starting with the current one but moving immediately to two other bikes, each with slightly different specifications. It was a positive test; there’s still a lot of work to do but we’re on the right path and the first feeling is good. Tomorrow we’ll continue with the same plan, trying to understand the bike’s balance because it changed a bit, and we still have to test the other small modifications. Pre-season just started, so we look forward to improving step by step.

Repsol Honda Team
Valencia MotoGP™ Official Test

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

MotoGP 2019

Mixed conditions / 15
Tuesday 20 Nov 2018, 18:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Ground Temp: 16°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.416
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'31.718
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1'31.845
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'31.846
5 Stefan Bradl 6 GER LCR Honda Honda 1'32.015
6 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'32.085
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'32.095
8 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'32.100
9 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'32.179
10 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'32.220
11 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'32.396
12 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'32.402
13 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Idemitsu Honda 1'32.539
14 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'32.555
15 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'32.787
16 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'32.834
17 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'32.835
18 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.959
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'33.291
20 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'33.301
21 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1'33.709
22 Jonas Folger 94 GER Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 1'33.810
23 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'33.850
24 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1'34.233
25 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1'35.118