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Pedrosa and Marquez review productive test

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez spent a busy Monday working hard in Jerez, at the first official post-race test of the season.

Both Repsol Honda riders went out on track at 10.10am and set to work on their testing programmes planned by HRC.

Jerez race winner Marquez spent the day focusing on the electronics, as well as testing a different rear suspension setting and completed a fastest lap of 1’38.737 on lap 28 of 55, placing him in first place for the day.

Pedrosa who missed out on second place in Sunday’s race by just 0.098s, worked mainly on chassis geometry and set his fastest time (1’39.377) on lap 44 of 51.

"Today went rather well and we were able to draw some very positive conclusions," Marquez reflected. "We didn't really have anything important to test out, but there were some things that you don't have time to look at over during a Grand Prix weekend; things like the electronics, the start strategy or some different setups."

"We tried a different rear suspension but in the end I went back to what we basically had used throughout the weekend. I felt most comfortable with it that way."

Pedrosa, meanwhile, commented "We did a lot of suspension testing and made some setup changes to the chassis. It was all to try and find a better balance that will allow us to perform better in races. In general we did some good testing and made some progress, although now we have to go to Le Mans and confirm that the changes are positive. We will have to see if what we have found here adapts well to the different temperature and track layout there, because here it was very hot and it will be cold in France. We shall see if we can adapt and get the best performance out of the tyres."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2014, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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