Today’s session will be the final day of the Jerez testing.
Repsol Honda Team made the most of the valuable track time during the final test session of 2019. Both Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez took part in the event and delivered stellar performances. The goal for the last test is for the riders to gather the final bits of date ahead of the winter testing ban so that the 2020 RC213V will be well-prepared for the Sepang test in early February 2020.
Marc Marquez managed to complete 69 laps around at the 4.4km long Circuito de Jerez- Angel Nieto. He ended the first day in sixth place with a record of 1’38.227. Rookie Alex Marquez, on the other hand, finished 70 laps with the best time of 1’39.413, just one second behind Marc.
Both Repsol Honda Team riders will be back out Tuesday, November 26 for the final day of running.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)- As It Happened
“Again today we tried some different things for 2020, assessing two different directions. It looks like tomorrow the weather could be a little bit tricky, so we had to alter our plan a little bit to make sure we got the most out of today. This part of the season is very important, so we have to stay very focused here and keep working. The crash today was my mistake, I ran wide and at that time the outside of the track was a little damp so I lost the front. Fortunately, I am OK, I just went to the medical centre for a precautionary check,” says Marc as quoted from Honda Racing Corporation.
Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)- As It Happened
“Today we tried to improve and close the distance to the front while learning how to work with my team for next year. Throughout the day we were able to make steady improvements and I was able to work a lot with used tyres, to understand how I need to change my riding to make the most out of them. We didn’t fit any new tyres at the end as it started raining a little bit, but I am happy. I think today went better than both days in Valencia as I was more comfortable right away.”