Álex Márquez completed a productive two-day test at Jerez as preparations for the 2022 MotoGP season began in earnest. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider got to grips with Honda’s 2022 model and gathered lots of data on the new prototype, clocking up plenty of laps at the last official test session of the year.
After a positive end to the 2021 season, the Spaniard used the two days in Andalucia to test out numerous settings, set-ups and parts on both his current RC213v and next year’s bike. He got through 75 laps on Thursday and another 56 on Friday, ending 10th on the timesheets on day two as he dipped into the 1’37s.
#73 Alex Marquez (11th – 1’37.760)
“Second day here in Jerez and we stuck to our schedule for the test. We tried some things on our ’21 bike and we also tried our proto again with some different things. It was a positive day trying different items, unfortunately in the middle of the day – from 11.30 to 2.30 – the conditions were really bad with lots of wind. I want to thank the team for all the work they did in this test and all the year, it was a good last day of school! Now it’s time to rest, time for guys to be with their families. I’m looking forward to being in Malaysia already and I hope with all the information we have got here, we’ll give it to HRC and they’ll have a good plan for the winter.”