Marquez Leads Smith On Final Day At Valencia


Marc Marquez closed the final test day 2013 as the quickest rider after outpacing the impressive Bradley Smith on Wednesday at Valencia. The world champion all-but-matched his Saturday pole position time to finish fastest of all but Smith was the big mover, shaving six tenths off his weekend qualifying time to take second on his updated Tech 3 Yamaha.

Marquez and the Repsol Honda squad experimented with different specifications of motorcycle on Tuesday but focused on the 2014 machine today, with the 20 year old setting his quickest time at the very end of the day after 56 laps around the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.

Meanwhile, Smith continued to learn about the upgrades fitted to his YZR-M1 yesterday and improved by almost a second overnight to finish P2 ahead of Stefan Bradl and Dani Pedrosa on their respective Hondas. Bradl tested the 2014 RC213V for the first time today but Alvaro Bautista took eight laps to make a mess of his, crashing out after losing the front end of his machine.

Pol Espargaro’s first week as a MotoGP rider ended with another impressive showing, setting the sixth fastest time on his Tech 3 Yamaha, while Andrea Iannone separated him from brother Aleix on Forward Racing’s FTR-Yamaha. Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow completed the top ten for Ducati but Yamaha’s factory riders sat the day out after completing their scheduled programme on Tuesday.

 

MOTOGP OFFICIAL TEST – VALENCIA (WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER)
POS RIDER MOTORCYCLE TEAM TIME
1  MARC MARQUEZ HONDA RC213V REPSOL HONDA TEAM 1:30.287
2  BRADLEY SMITH YAMAHA YZR-M1 MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 1:30.598 REPORT
3  STEFAN BRADL HONDA RC213V LCR HONDA MOTOGP 1:30.868
4  DANI PEDROSA HONDA RC213V REPSOL HONDA TEAM 1:30.992
5  ALVARO BAUTISTA HONDA RC213V GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI 1:31.229
6  POL ESPARGARO YAMAHA YZR-M1 MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 1:31.533 REPORT
7  ANDREA IANNONE DUCATI GP13 ENERGY T.I. PRAMAC RACING 1:31.594
8  ALEIX ESPARGARO FTR YAMAHA NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING 1:31.644
9  ANDREA DOVIZIOSO DUCATI GP13 DUCATI TEAM 1:31.716 REPORT
10  CAL CRUTCHLOW DUCATI GP13 DUCATI TEAM 1:31.875 REPORT
11  MICHELE PIRRO DUCATI GP13 DUCATI TEST TEAM 1:31.883
12  NICKY HAYDEN HONDA RCV1000R POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR 1:32.123
13  HIROSHI AOYAMA HONDA RCV1000R POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR 1:32.530
14  MICHAEL LAVERTY ART PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT 1:33.055
15  COLIN EDWARDS FTR YAHAMA NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING NO TIME
16  HECTOR BARBERA FTR AVINTIA BLUSENS NO TIME
17  RANDY DE PUNIET ART PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT NO TIME
18  MARTIN BAUER S&B SUTER REMUS RACING TEAM NO TIME
19  SCOTT REDDING HONDA RCV1000R GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI NO TIME
20  VALENTINO ROSSI YAMAHA YZR-M1 YAMAHA FACTORY RACING NO TIME
21  MIKE DI MEGLIO FTR AVINTIA BLUSENS NO TIME
22  YONNY HERNANDEZ DUCATI GP13 IGNITE PRAMAC RACING TEAM NO TIME
23  JORGE LORENZO YAMAHA YZR-M1 YAMAHA FACTORY RACING NO TIME