Not even this year will the riders have many opportunities to test - one day of testing is scheduled today in Jerez and another in Barcelona on the Monday after the race. For Marc Marquez, above all, it is an opportunity to try out all the new material that Honda brought over the course of last season and at the beginning of this, as he has been out of action for a long time.
So Marc, in Jerez, is testing a new fairing, similar in concept to the one used by Yamaha, which Stefan Bradl had already debuted in the Qatar tests. It was a short experiment, then that particular version of the aerodynamics package was temporarily shelved.
Now it is Marquez’s turn to evaluate it and Takaaki Nakagami is doing the same, as can be seen in these photos taken by our colleague Niki Kovacs.