february 08, 2019 - Honda Racing

Honda Racing - MotoGP, Marquez leaves Sepang Test feeling positive

While unable to complete as many laps over the three-day #test as normal, #marcmarquez and the Repsol #Honda Team leave pleased with progress made.

Finally the Sepang #test has come to a close, #marcmarquez completing a total of 105 laps while evaluating the various new parts for the 2019 #Honda RC213V and his shoulder. With his recovery from shoulder surgery still continuing, his running over the three days was limited but the seven-time world champion remained able to set competitive times and completed his testing programme.

Starting early each day, Marquez diligently assessed the most important parts developed over the winter by #Honda. Improving his overall time by half a second, Marquez finished the Sepang #test with a 1’59.170. Although he ended the #test as the 11th fastest rider, Marquez and the entire Repsol #Honda Team remain pleased with the progress made over the three days.

Official #test Rider #stefanbradl ended the final day in 13th place with a fastest time of 1’59.368.

The Reigning World Champion will now visit Indonesia. #marcmarquez and the Repsol #Honda Team will next be on track for the Qatar #test, February 23 – 25, where Jorge Lorenzo is scheduled to return from injury.