Marquez and Pedrosa test 2014 and 2015 prototype back to back during Brno test
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi took time to test a new Akrapovic exhaust and a new Bridgestone hard front tyre for use in Sepang.
The MotoGP teams returned to the track at the Montmeló circuit to take part in a one-day test organized by IRTA.
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow took advantage of good track conditions and favourable weather to search for an ideal set-up for the race.
Conditions for the test were typical for Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, with warm and dry days giving way to cool and at times, humid conditions at night.
Ducati Team finished the final day of testing at the Phillip Island circuit.
The Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ met its objective of testing a range of new rear slick tyres to deliver safety, performance and durability
In the evening, the Ducati Team announced that it will be taking part in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship with the two riders on GP14 bikes in Open configuration.
Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi set an identical lap time of 1’59.999.
Both Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow were able to continue important development work with their Desmosedici GP14 bikes.
Marquez’s lap time on the Repsol Honda RC213V was the quickest ever at Sepang and was set on the 2014 specification Bridgestone tyres.
The main results were that a lot of mileage was notched up on the new bike.
The MotoGP paddock will return to Sepang on February 26th for the second official test of the year.
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo continued to work through a number of different test items.
Both riders completed almost 50 laps each on the GP14, and they were able to notice some improvement in corner entry.
Slow start for the Italian marque.
The 2014 MotoGP season starts with a two-day test at Sepang.
World Champion Marc Marquez clocking the fastest time – a 1’30.287 – over the three days on his Repsol Honda RC213V.
Ducati Team finally prepares to head home and begin preparing for the 2014 season.