The Repsol Honda Team started their final test of 2018 today, before the mandatory winter break. The first day of the two-day session, held at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), was blessed by perfect weather conditions. Only in the morning were the asphalt and air temperatures a bit chilly, prompting 2018 World Champion Marc Marquez and teammate Jorge Lorenzo to wait until noon before taking to the track.

Marc stopped one and a half hours before the official end of the session at 5:30 p.m. and was fifth-fastest on the day with a best time of 1’38.517”, recorded on lap 28 of 55. Jorge was a close seventh after completing 56 laps, with a best time of 1’38.749”.

The test will end tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

We started with this season’s bike before swapping to the new one. We did that in order to try and better understand a few things, because the feeling is different. Tomorrow we’ll concentrate more on the new version. Today we mainly worked on the bike’s base setup and tried some new details. Our race pace was good. I already feel comfortable on the bike, and tomorrow we’ll work to further adjust the setup and geometry, besides continuing to try new particulars. I think the base is good and that we’re going on the correct direction.

Repsol Honda Team
Jerez MotoGP™ Official Test

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

MotoGP 2019

Sunny / 22
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018, 19:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 22°C
  • Ground Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'37.968
2 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'38.185
3 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Idemitsu Honda 1'38.348
4 Maverick Viñales 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.376
5 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.517
6 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'38.659
7 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.749
8 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'38.816
9 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'38.830
10 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'38.956
11 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'39.008
12 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'39.097
13 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1'39.150
14 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'39.157
15 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'39.241
16 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'39.414
17 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1'39.564
18 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1'40.174
19 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'40.192
20 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'40.438
21 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1'40.630
22 Sylvain Guintoli 50 FRA Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 1'40.743
23 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1'41.699
24 Matteo Baiocco 15 ITA Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1'42.766