|Marquez improved on his times over the weekend
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Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez topped the one day MotoGP test at Jerez the day after finishing second at the Andalucian circuit.
The 20 year old spent the day on set-up changes, electronics and suspension on his RC213V he manged to make some improvements. He led from the second hour of the test, setting a time of 1.38.824, 0.092 seconds ahead of second place man Cal Crutchlow.
Marc revealed “Today was a very positive day of testing for us. We started with the base from yesterday, to focus on some problems we had in the race and we managed to find solutions quickly. We tried some new settings with the front forks, rear suspension and electronics. Some things went better than others, but the important thing is that we were consistent, which is what matters in MotoGP. We hope that what we did today helps us over the next few races”
Spanish teammate and Jerez race winner Dani Pedrosa also took advantage of the one day test and he finished the day in fourth position.
The Repsol Honda rider made changes to his Ohlins suspension, electronics and chassis ahead of the next round of the season at Le Mans in two weeks. Pedrosa’s did a lap of 1.38.979 was 0.155 seconds off his teammates time and put him behind Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo.
Pedrosa said “In general today was a positive day. We worked on various aspects of the setup in order to find a bit more rear grip and stability exiting the corners. Some things went well and others could still be improved. We also tried out some things with the suspension and the electronics, but didn’t have any major new parts to work with. This is all good preparation for the next round of the World Championship”