There was no doubting the commitment of Pol Espargaro nor Marc Marquez as the pair put in an impressive amount of work during the test, ending as the fifth and 15th fastest riders but most importantly with a wealth of data collected.
Fresh from the Grand Prix, the Repsol Honda Team were straight back to work for a one-day test at Jerez along with the rest of the MotoGP field. Looking to continue refining the new Honda RC213V, both Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez were out on track from early in the day. Between them they completed 145 laps.
Wrecking up an impressive 85 laps, the most of any rider, and setting a best time of 1’37.556, Pol Espargaro was content with the day’s work in Jerez. After a hard Spanish GP weekend, Monday’s test allowed Espargaro and his team to reconfirm some of their findings from the weekend and explore potential options for the future. Fifth fastest, Espargaro was most pleased by the data and information taken from the day.
Marc Marquez’s day ended after 60 laps, the Repsol Honda Team rider splitting his time between three Honda machines as he explored a variety of settings on the bike. A best time of 1’37.940 had him as the 15th fastest rider of the day, although single-lap speed was far from the focus of the day. The work continues for the #93 and his team to return to running consistently at the front.
The Repsol Honda Team will now enjoy a well-earned week of rest before the French GP at Le Mans on May 15.