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Marquez maintains pace in Jerez test

Gordon Lomas

Tuesday 6th May, 2014 - 9:28am

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Marc Marquez continues domination in testing

Marc Marquez continues domination in testing

MotoGP superstar Marc Marquez has recorded the fastest time in testing as the Repsol Honda team continue to wield its superiority over the field.

Marquez recorded a 1:38.737s lap to top the test at Jerez a day after he hoisted his fourth successive win at the Spanish track.

The Spaniard turned 55 laps around the 4.4km circuit trying different rear suspension settings as well as electronic and geometry tweaks.

Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) was second fastest .262s off the benchmark lap as the Spaniard tested a new swingarm.

Valentino Rossi was third fastest on his Yamaha YZR-M1 which has recently incorporated a new chassis.

Dani Pedrosa was fourth fastest on the other Repsol Honda, .640s off his team-mate.

Michele Pirro was charged with the duty of doing the Ducati work in place of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow.

Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar) was also an absentee after suffering from a severely swollen wrist from the race the day before.

See below for test results

  1

Marc Marquez

Honda

1:38.737

 2

Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha

1:38.999

.26

 3

Valentino Rossi

Yamaha

1:39.063

.326

 4

Dani Pedrosa

Honda

1:39.377

.640

 5

Alvaro Bautista

Gresini Honda

1:39.635

.898

 6

Stefan Bradl

LCR Honda

1:39.713

.976

 7

Pol Espargaro

Tech 3 Yamaha

1:39.780

1.043

 8

Aleix Espargaro

Forward Yamaha

1:39.797

1.060

 9

Bradley Smith

Tech 3 Yamaha

1:39.840

1.103

10

Hiroshi Aoyama

Aspar Honda

1:39.881

1.144

11

Andrea Iannone

Pramac Ducati

1:40.077

1.340

12

Scott Redding

Gresini Honda

1:40.276

1.539

13

Michele Pirro

Ducati

1:40.717

1.980

14

Karel Abraham

Cardion Honda

1:40.723

1.986

15

Hector Barbera

Avintia FTR-Kawasaki

1:41.231

2.494

16

Michael Laverty

PBM Aprilia

1:41.357

2.620

17

Broc Parkes

PBM Aprilia

1:41.925

3.188

18

Simone Corsi

Forward Yamaha

1:42.333

3.596

19

Mike di Meglio

Avintia FTR-Kawasaki

1:42.912

4.175

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