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From a HRC press release:


2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has begun 2015 as he ended 2014, on the top of the time sheets. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished less than half a second behind Marc after suffering a small crash when he lost the front in turn nine on his last exit but fortunately remained uninjured and the bike had very little damage.

It was a frantic start to the day as the riders were evidently eager to get out on track after the long winter break. The Repsol Honda riders were fast from the beginning of the session as they set to work comparing the various bikes HRC have brought for this test. Both spent the day evaluating the different versions of the RC213V and it was Marc who finished this first day on top with his time of 2’00.262 on lap 62 of 63. Dani was just 0.483 behind Marc with his fastest time of 2’00.745 (lap 25 of 45).

The test resumes tomorrow at 10am local time.

Marc Marquez

1ST – 2’00.262 (63 LAPS)

“I’m glad to finally get back on the bike. It’s been a hard day and at the same time very positive, because on the first day after the winter break you have to regain confidence with the bike and adapt to the feeling of the MotoGP machine again. We tried three different bikes today, and this has been very important. I focused on testing them thoroughly and deciding which bike was the ideal one to continue working with at this test, and then this afternoon we focused more on one of the machines. I was able to start riding better and feel more comfortable on the bike. There are still many things to try at this test, so we have to remain calm like we did today and keep working.”

Dani Pedrosa

5TH – 2’00.745 (45 LAPS)

“I’m happy with the work we have done today on the first day of testing, because we were able to get back on the bike and we had a good pace. It went pretty well and I think we have improved the bike compared to the one we tested it at Valencia. We had a lot of work to do and it has been positive to have a good first day: it was important and we are happy with what we have achieved. There is still more to do, but we have taken a good first step. Tomorrow we’ll see if we can continue moving things forward.”

Results Session

Weather: Sunny  |  Humidity: 51%  |  Track Temp: 48°C  |  Air Temp: 33°C

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 2’00.262
2 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2’00.380
3 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2’00.521
4 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team 2’00.617
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team 2’00.745
6 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’00.930
7 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team 2’01.424
8 BRADL Stefan 6 GER NGM Forward Racing 2’01.556
9 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’01.707
10 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda 2’01.713
11 REDDING Scott 45 GBR Marc VDS Racing Team 2’01.917
12 PIRRO Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team 2’01.951
13 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing 2’02.136
14 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki MotoGP 2’02.225
15 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini 2’02.285
16 AOYAMA Hiroshi 7 JPN HRC Test Team 2’02.560
17 HAYDEN Nicky 69 USA Drive M7 Aspar 2’02.699
18 BARBERA Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing 2’02.700
19 MILLER Jack 43 AUS CWM LCR Honda 2’02.807
20 NAKASUGA Katsuyuki T1 JPN Yamaha Test Team 2’03.092
21 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki MotoGP 2’03.164
22 LAVERTY Eugene 50 IRE Drive M7 Aspar 2’03.295
23 DI MEGLIO Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing 2’03.878
24 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2’03.879
25 BAZ Loris 76 FRA NGM Forward Racing 2’04.163
26 MELANDRI Marco 33 ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini 2’04.502
27 DE ANGELIS Alex 15 RSM NGM Forward Racing 2’04.673
28 TAKAHASHI Takumi 72 JPN HRC Test Team 2’04.719
29 TSUDA Takuya 12 JPN Team Suzuki MotoGP 2’05.478
30 LAVERTY Michael T3 GBR Aprilia Test Team 2’06.190