february 25, 2019 - Honda Racing

Qatar Official Test Productive penultimate test day for Repsol Honda Team

An early start in #Qatar allowed #marcmarquez and #jorgelorenzo to improve the setup of their respective Honda RC213Vs alongside their lap times.

With information gained from the opening day of the #Qatar Test, #marcmarquez and #jorgelorenzo were amongst the first riders on track for day two. The Losail International Circuit started the evening in a much cleaner condition, allowing for more productivity from earlier in the day.

Within just a handful of laps, #marcmarquez was able to improve his time from the opening day by almost half a second. 57 laps around the 5.38 km Losail International Circuit produced a best time of 1’55.004, placing Marquez fifth overall. The day was not only for testing the Honda RC213V, but also to test Marquez’s shoulder – the reigning champion completing the highest number of laps since his shoulder surgery in December.

Meanwhile, #jorgelorenzo and his side of the #repsolhondateam garage continued to adjust the ergonomics of the bike to suit the five-time champion’s body and riding style. It proved to be a busy day for Lorenzo who was still able to complete 44 laps while improving his time by a substantial 1.348 seconds to a 1’55.742.

Just a single day of pre-season testing remains before the 2019 MotoGP™ World Championship begins in #Qatar on March 8.

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