There, Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, and Cal Crutchlow all preferred the slightly more powerful engine of the two new units Honda had brought to test.
the first test focused largely elsewhere and on the engine, with reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and teammate Dani Pedrosa joined by HRC test rider Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) on testing duty. There were a lot of positive reports
Q:You were Dani Pedrosa's personal manager, are there any complications coming back as a team manager?
AP: No. Frankly speaking, I will answer
Honda – Cautiously Hopeful
After the Valencia test, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa were happy about the new Honda RC213V motor. The electronics were roughly in the right place, and it sounded like
Many riders pushed to post fast laps on Day 3, with the Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow close behind Lorenzo.
The Yamaha factory team of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales used the day
Dani Pedrosa (ESP), Honda, +0.179 sec, 121/170 (Day 3)
3. Cal Crutchlow (GBR), Honda, +0.222, 94/141 (Day 3)
His closest challenger was Repsol Honda Team's Dani Pedrosa – the fastest man on Day 1 of the test – who was just over a tenth and a half behind his
Dani Pedrosa still led, having posted an impressive 1'59.427, and the factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso Jorge Lorenzo were just
Alberto Puig had stopped managing Dani Pedrosa, and moved on to other projects with Honda, but the tension between the two remained, as Alzamora was also managing