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Mar 3

MotoGP: Pedrosa Already Noticing Tire Differences In Testing

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa racked up 88 laps as the three-day Phillip Island tire test began on Monday. The sole Repsol Honda Team rider present, the three-time premier class championship runner-up completed more laps than any other rider present.

Following the tire-related problems of the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, this week’s test features new tires from both Bridgestone (MotoGP) and Dunlop (Moto2). In Pedrosa’s case, the Spaniard started Monday on last year’s tires in order to compare them with the 2014 bike, before conducting short runs (each of a minimum of six laps) as research started with the new experimental tires.

Feb 27

MotoGP: Decision For Marquez To Opt Out Of Australia Test Is “Right Choice”

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

The manager of Marc Marquez has confirmed that the rider will not go to the Phillip Island test and that the World Champion knows there is a long season ahead – even if he is not 100% fit for the first race.

Emilio Alzamora spoke to motogp.com after it was confirmed that the Repsol Honda rider will not attend the forthcoming test at the Australian track, following a medical check-up on Tuesday on the broken leg sustained in a training accident last week.

Feb 25

MotoGP: Repsol Honda Updates Fitness Report On Injured Marquez

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team is the reigning World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Livio Suppo, team principal for Repsol Honda, has provided an update on Marc Marquez’s race for fitness as the World Champion seeks to return to riding as soon as possible.

The MotoGP title holder suffered a broken right fibula during a dirt track training session in Spain last week and as a result will miss this week’s Sepang test.

Feb 6

MotoGP: Pace Increases On Final Morning Of First Sepang Test

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team has been strong in winter testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez continued to impress with a new fast time at the Sepang International Circuit in testing on Thursday morning.

The Repsol Honda rider has been on the pace since testing resumed on Tuesday and he set a ‘new record test time’ at the Malaysian venue early today, taking advantage of relatively cool temperatures to register a rapid 1:59.533 lap as the top riders battled for supremacy.

Feb 5

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest As Espargaro’s Open Spec Runs Fifth

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang - Day Two at Sepang Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during Day Two of MotoGP preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez upped the pace as testing continued in Malaysia on Wednesday, while NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro placed an Open specification bike inside the top five for the first time.