Focused and productive test day in Valencia for the Repsol Honda Team

2022-11-26 00:05
Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team got their 2023 preparations underway in earnest with the traditional post-season Valencia test.

Completing 50 laps, Marc Marquez split his time across a number of RC213V machines to determine the direction HRC’s engineers need to follow over the winter. Assessing a number of parts and components for the RC213V, flying laps were not the main focus as the #93 ended the day with the 13th quickest time, a 1’30.676. Marquez was pleased with the first steps made by HRC engineers and is eager to see what will come in February.

Now a busy winter begins for the engineers back at HRC headquarters in Japan and for the riders at home training and in the gym as every works to be as prepared as possible for the next season. MotoGP action will resume in 2023 with the Sepang Test, February 10 – 12 where the newest and latest machines, parts and upgrades will appear for their assault on the 2023 crown.

Marc Marquez
13th 1'30.676

“It was an important day today. I tried everything I had to try today and we were really focused to finish what we needed to do for Honda, there was no need to put a new tyre and go for a time attack. I was hoping for a little more but we gathered a lot of information and were able to share a lot of feedback with all the engineers inside the garage. It’s good to see that Honda is working and has been able to bring some more parts here and I am already looking forward to seeing what they bring to Malaysia. Now we will enjoy a very short holiday before we begin preparing for 2023 because I need to stay focused and consistent to be as fit and ready as possible.”

Marc Marquez

Valencia Test
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team 1'30.032
2 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing 0.225
3 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team 0.230
4 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team 0.335
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing 0.366
6 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP 0.451
7 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 0.464
8 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing 0.544
9 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 0.546

Source: Honda Racing Corporation

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