In the last preseason training sessions before the Christmas break, the Repsol Honda team He has closed three days of training at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. There, both Dani pedrosa What Marc Márquez, have ridden intensively to continue with the fine-tuning of their RCVs, an adaptation to the new electronics and tires crucial, since until the beginning of February they will not get back on their bikes in Sepang.
Dani pedrosa has done 77 laps of the track with a better time of 1.39'93, while Marc Márquez has been a faster with 1, 39'17, ten laps less and two crashes on the last day: a highside and a lowside. None of them have been important and he has been able to finish training normally.
We are not clear about the engine configuration. We doubt in some aspects and we do not know if it is a matter of the engine or the Magnetti Marelli electronics
Both drivers have interspersed different 2016 chassis configurations with the engine in their 2015 and 2016 versions already with Magneti Marelli electronics to look for pros and cons. From what it seems the new engine is a little better than the old one but Dorna's ECU is making the job difficult.