REPSOL HONDA TEAM first test “MotoGP 2016” concentrate setup of common software to be implemented this season!!

  • 11/02/2016


Official test to tell the beginning the 2016 season is February 1 (Monday) to three days for three days of (water), it was held at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia. By the rules December 1 to January 31, tested by regular rider is prohibited. Therefore, towards the season’s first test of the regular rider, January 30 (Saturday), 2 days 31 (Sunday), on which the preliminary test by test rider was carried out, the official test will begin February 1 year.

It took part in this season’s first test, Repsol Honda Team of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, LCR Honda of Cal Crutchlow, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Tito Rabat of 4 players of Marc VDS. This season, Honda urged to compete in the MotoGP class is a 5-player, Jack Miller to race from the MARC VDS Racing Team, because the injured right leg in a motocross training, was send-off to participate in this test.

Every day, in the intense heat of more than 30 ℃, 1 day and the second day, the blue sky was spread. The third day was a few times squall, but doing almost the number of laps that we had planned, ended its three-day test.





This year, there is a change of two major rules. One is, has been ECU adopted 14 years following the common hardware (engine control unit, the computer that controls the engine control), that all cars common software is adopted from this year. Another is that the tire to be supplied to the MotoGP class, it has changed from Bridgestone to Michelin. As for this year winter testing, while confirming the significant impact these two changes to the making machine, you will need to adjust the machine. Malaysia, Australia, three-time test of that leads Qatar will be the important than ever.

Shine on the world champion in the history of the youngest record 13 years, Marquez played two consecutive update the season record number winning record of 14 years, was the result of third place overall by taking five wins season last year. And the title recapture this year, will be aiming for his third championship.

Marquez in this test, by incorporating a new electronic control 16 years type RC213V, worked on a three-day test. Spec is to use the two machines equipped with a slightly different engine, adjust the new electronic control. At the same time, making sure the feeling of Michelin tire, doing the 147 lap in three days, we concentrated test.





In the last year of the test, one minute it is Marquez began beating the Super Lap of people unexplored before that 58 seconds stand, this year has become a test of the while checking the two rules that have been changed, the best time is 2 minutes 00 seconds 843. a comprehensive three-day became the fifth fastest. Not a sufficiently pull out the performance of the RC213V, but for the next test, was successful in a number of data collection.


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