MotoGP: Repsol Honda Day One Report – Americas

Date :

April 11, 2015

MotoGP: Repsol Honda Day One Report – Americas

Repsol Honda Press Release:

After a wet start to the Red Bull GP of The Americas, this afternoon the track dried up and allowed the MotoGP riders the opportunity to experience some dry track time.

The track improved as the FP2 session continued and it was reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, who finished on top. His time of 2’04.835 recorded on his final lap of ten, placed him 0.327 seconds ahead of satellite Honda rider Cal Crutchlow in the combined times. Marc’s teammate, Hiroshi Aoyama, finished the day in 16th with his time of 2’07.268 (lap 12/12). Hiroshi – standing in for injured Dani Pedrosa – was grateful to have some dry track time to assist his learning experience aboard the Honda RC213V.

Marc Marquez #93

1st 2’04.835 [lap 10/10]

“Today was a positive day and in general it went fairly well. In the morning we rode in wet conditions, which was important because it is possible that Sunday’s race will be under the same circumstances and we were able to discard a few things. In the second session we were able to ride in the dry and, although we only put in five fast laps, the feeling was good and we could draw a few conclusions. Let’s hope that tomorrow the weather is dry and we can continue trying out some modifications to the bike to improve further –although the important thing is that our initial feeling is positive.”

Hiroshi Aoyama #7

16th 2’07.268 [lap12/12]

“Unfortunately this morning’s session was in wet conditions which wasn’t the easiest start for me in learning how to ride this bike. We adjusted the bike a little and by the end I had more confidence. This afternoon it was slightly damp still but we rode on the slicks so I could get some experience in drier conditions. We didn’t really change too much on the bike, I just needed to put in some laps as I’m still missing a good feeling on the bike.”

Tomorrow’s FP3 session is scheduled to begin at 09h55 local time.

Practice Round 2 – Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas:

1 MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     2’04.835

2 CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     2’05.162

3 IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     2’05.190

4 ESPARGARO Aleix     41     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     2’05.564

5 DOVIZIOSO Andrea     4     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     2’05.646

6 ROSSI Valentino     46     ITA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     2’05.691

7 ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     2’05.840

8 BRADL Stefan     6     GER     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2’05.990

9 HERNANDEZ Yonny     68     COL     Pramac Racing     Ducati     2’06.092

10 SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     2’06.134

11 LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     2’06.174

12 REDDING Scott     45     GBR     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda 2’06.216

13 PETRUCCI Danilo     9     ITA     Pramac Racing     Ducati     2’06.294

14 DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     2’06.591

15 VINALES Maverick     25     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     2’07.011

16 AOYAMA Hiroshi     7     JPN     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     2’07.268

17 BAUTISTA Alvaro     19     SPA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia 2’07.419

18 BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     2’07.581

19 MILLER Jack     43     AUS     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     2’07.916

20 LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     2’07.968

21 ABRAHAM Karel     17     CZE     AB Motoracing     Honda     2’08.266

22 HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     2’08.762

23 BAZ Loris     76     FRA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2’09.372

24 MELANDRI Marco     33     ITA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia 2’11.258

25 DE ANGELIS Alex     15     RSM     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2’12.409