Jun 20, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Repsol Honda
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Marc Marquez (93) on his Repsol Honda at Motorland Aragon.
Marquez completes productive Aragon Test
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has completed the Aragon test, spending valuable hours getting to know his RC213V machine in more detail.
Marc completed 60 laps on his 2013 machine, trying many setup configurations as well as new parts from Honda, Öhlins and also a new Bridgestone tyre. He completed his fastest lap on lap 51 with a 1'48.496. Marc was also able to perform 13 important laps on the first prototype bike for 2014 and give HRC engineers some vital feedback to take home to Japan.
The team will now pack up in Spain and leave for The Netherlands for the Dutch TT next week.
Marc Marquez 1st 1'48.496
"It's been a positive test here in Aragon - which is one of my favourite circuits. I have learned quite a lot in these two days, in the beginning I struggled a lot in the long corners but together with my team we have progressed and today I was able to ride well, with a good rhythm. I've tested many things and every exit we had a different setting! Now I understand the bike a lot more than at the start of the season and after a few laps I am now able to understand if we have a good setting or not. Yesterday I concentrated on the coming GP's and tuning the bike in preparation. Then today I tested new parts, some items with Öhlins and also a new tyre from Bridgestone. I was also able to complete 13 laps on the 2014 prototype machine. The first feeling was quite good and the engine h as some improvement. With the chassis, there is also an improvement but also some areas to work on but we didn't do any setup work on the bike. Anyway, this is a very good base for the HRC engineers to work from but at the moment I prefer our current 2013 machine"
1 Marc Marquez 1'48.496 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Randy De Puniet 1'49.530 FRA SUZUKI Suzuki Test Team