Just one week after a positive test at Phillip Island in Australia, 2016 MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Jerez, Spain, where the team undertook a private test session
The initial schedule was for two days of work, but due to rain in the days preceding the test, track conditions were far from ideal on Friday, so the team opted to cancel the first day.
The skies remained cloudy on Saturday, however track conditions were improved, allowing the two riders to continue working on HRC’s intense pre-season testing programme.
In the afternoon, Marc suffered a crash at turn 7 and briefly dislocated his right shoulder. A check at the circuit’s medical centre showed no further damage. Despite the crash, Marc was able to complete most of his testing programme as was Dani.
“Today was a productive day, as we were able to do many laps and to work on our bike well,” Marc said on Saturday afternoon. “We did most of the work we had planned, which is good. I crashed in the afternoon and dislocated my shoulder, but luckily it was nothing serious. Now I’ll have some rest back at home and get ready for the next test, in Qatar.”
Back in Japan, the HRC engineers will analyse the collected data and prepare for the final winter test, due to take place at Losail, Qatar, 10-12 March.