Repsol Honda Begins 3-Day Private MotoGP Test at Brno

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Repsol Honda Brno MotoGP Test, Day 1

Following their 1-2 finish at Sachsenring MotoGP, the Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa headed directly to Brno in the Czech Republic for a private three-day test.

The opening day was plagued with rain, allowing the reigning MotoGP Champion and Pedrosa – both of whom extended their contracts with Honda – to work on their RC213Vs wet settings.

During the wet conditions, Marquez crashed after losing the front of his machine, but was able to walk away uninjured.

As the track dried, the two began working on their current 2014 prototypes, tweaking settings under low-grip conditions. Both riders put in 49 laps each. As for Tuesday, the boys will begin work on the 2015 machine for the first time.

“Today went fairly well, in the morning it rained and we were able to test out a few things on a wet track and I had a small crash. By the afternoon it had already dried out, although the grip levels weren’t too good,” Marquez says.

“The important thing is that right at the end we had higher temperatures and a little more rubber on the asphalt, so we could try some initial changes to the setup. Let’s hope that conditions are better tomorrow.”

Pedrosa says “Today went fairly well, in the morning it rained and we were able to test out a few things on a wet track and I had a small crash. By the afternoon it had already dried out, although the grip levels weren’t too good. The important thing is that right at the end we had higher temperatures and a little more rubber on the asphalt, so we could try some initial changes to the setup. Let’s hope that conditions are better tomorrow.”

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