MotoGP Phillip Island Test/Day 1: Marc Marquez fastest

MotoGP Phillip Island Test/Day 1: Marc Marquez fastest

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez / Source: Honda

Marc Marquez was fastest in the first day of testing on the Phillip Island circuit. His time of 1:29.497min was 0.186sec better than this of Valentino Rossi. Andrea Iannone was third in the standings.

Marc Marquez said:

“We had a quite a busy day because we worked a lot on the engine, which of course is different from the one we used here at Phillip Island last year. That meant we had to readjust everything during the morning and spend a lot of time in the box. In the afternoon we found a base for the electronics, but we still need to work harder in this area. I’m fast, but like in Malaysia we want to double-check how it’s working in some areas. We also worked on the setup, and overall it has been a positive day. The weather was good, which is always important, so hopefully it will stay the same for the next two days.”

Valentino Rossi said:

“It was a good day, I‘m quite satisfied. We started in a difficult way this morning. Before the break I wasn‘t strong enough and because I couldn‘t push at the maximum I didn‘t have a lot of feeling. We worked well during the break and in the afternoon the situation changed, I was a bit better. At the end, with the new tyre, I was able to do a good lap and second position is positive for the first day. For sure, we still have a lot to do, especially on the long distance and we hope to have good weather also in the next few days.”

Day 1 testing times

1. Marc Marquez (Honda) +1:29.497min
2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) +0.186sec
3. Andrea Iannone (Suzuki) +0.429
4. Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) +0.492
5. Cal Crutchlow (Honda) +0.568
6. Danilo Petrucci(Ducati) +0.765
7. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) +0.784
8. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) +0.913
9. Jack Miller (Honda) +0.929
10. Jonas Folger (Yamaha) +1.081
11. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) +1.134
12. Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) +1.273
13. Hector Barbera (Ducati) +1.274
14. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) +1.305
15. Johann Zarco (Yamaha) +1.370
16. Karel Abraham (Ducati) +1.682
17. Pol Espargaro (KTM) +1.703
18. Loris Baz (Ducati) +1.752
19. Alex Rins (Suzuki) +1.935
20. Scott Redding (Ducati) +2.258
21. Sam Lowes (Aprilia) +2.810
22. Bradley Smith (KTM) +3.193