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A busy Monday for Marc Marquez in Jerez as he tests winglets, a swingarm and settings across 91 laps.
The MotoGP™ World Championship was back out at the Jerez circuit on Monday for their first official in-season test of 2016. It proved a busy and productive day for Marc Marquez who had a variety of parts to test. Aside from a new swingarm, his Repsol Honda Team RC213V was also fitted with three small winglets down either side of the fairing. 2016 has seen aerodynamics explored like never before in MotoGP™ as all the factories attempt to draw out whatever small advantages they can. Aside from the parts from Honda, Marquez also tested three new front tyres for Michelin. On lap 11 of 91, Marquez managed a 1’39.313, the fastest time of the day.
Marc Marquez: “We’re satisfied after today because we tested out a lot of different things. We not only tried some new winglets and a new swingarm, but we also did a lot of laps to try to understand or rule out different setups. The most striking thing for people was our testing three different winglets. The aerodynamic side of things had a lot of untapped potential; now that this has been opened up, we can work a lot on this aspect because there seems to be no limit to what you can do with it. We also tested three different front tyres today, but the one that we used this weekend was working well too””
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