MotoGP: Repsol Honda One-Day Test Report – Jerez

Date :

May 05, 2015

MotoGP: Repsol Honda One-Day Test Report – Jerez

Honda Racing Corporation Press Release:

Fresh from yesterday’s Spanish GP, Repsol Honda Team riders Marc Marquez and Hiroshi Aoyama were back on track in Jerez today working on HRC’s testing program.

Due to fatigue from his injury and in order to give him a chance to recover, Marc – who finished second yesterday – only tested for two hours but it was important to receive his feedback on the new swingarm HRC brought from Japan. Marc completed 31 laps with his best time 1’38.968 placing him 5th fastest.

Hiroshi, who unfortunately crashed out of the race badly brushing his shoulder, managed to complete some of his test schedule today. He also tried the new swingarm and then after lunch he worked on Öhlins suspension items and electronics. He managed 60 laps with a fastest time of 1’40.342.

The HRC engineers will now take this valuable feedback back to Japan to prepare ahead of the French GP in two week’s time.

Marc Marquez #93

5th 1’38.968 [lap 4 / 31]

“I’m happy with the work we have done today. I put in a few laps, as we planned last night, basically just to test out a swingarm. HRC engineers wanted us to analyze it to find out if we could use it in the coming races, to see where we can improve and which direction to continue working in. We have drawn some very positive conclusions that have allowed us to improve in some aspects today, and we have obtained a lot of information for further development with things that have been a little bit more difficult, for example corner entry.”

Hiroshi Aoyama #7:

19th 1’40.342 [lap 28 / 60]

“It was a productive test even if my physical condition wasn’t 100%. This morning I still had some pain but it’s important to get back on the bike after having a big crash and get the feeling back. Today we tested some new parts including a different swing arm and some suspension. We found some positive things which I hope is useful for the engineers to take back to Japan and help Honda for the rest of the season.”

Jerez Test Results:

1     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     1’38.508

2     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     1’38.550

3     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     1’38.814

4     ESPARGARO Aleix 41     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     1’38.890

5     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     1’38.968

6     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     1’39.339

7     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     Pramac Racing     Ducati     1’39.357

8     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda     1’39.370

9     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     1’39.475

10     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     1’39.654

11     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     1’39.766

12     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     1’39.887

13     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     Pramac Racing     Ducati     1’39.892

14     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     1’39.909

15     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     1’40.101

16     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     1’40.186

17     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     1’40.248

18     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     1’40.260

19     AOYAMA Hiroshi     7     JPN     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     1’40.342

20     ABRAHAM Karel     17     CZE     AB Motoracing     Honda     1’40.654

21     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     1’41.085

22     MELANDRI Marco     33     ITA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     1’41.825