Repsol Honda MotoGP team will skip next week's private MotoGP test held at Jerez. The officials of the team have confirmed the decision. In the post-race test at Valencia, both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa claimed the second and the fifth best time.
Earlier, the plan for the team was to do the two-day private test at Jerez from 23 November, but now it's been confirmed that both the riders will not attend it. For the test, HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama and Marc VDS rider Jack Miller will represent the Japanese manufacturer.
According to Honda, it does not have sufficient new parts to test with its race riders. The company also said that the data acquired from Valencia test is enough for the manufacturer to tweak the race machine for 2017.
Dorna has only allowed five test days a year for each manufacturer with its race riders, which means Honda now has two extra days to use during the 2017 season.
Now, both riders have to wait till the next official pre-season test at Sepang to ride the 2017 RC213V. The test is due to start on January 30.
Other teams like Ducati and its satellites, Suzuki, Aprilia and KTM will all take part in the two-day test at Jerez along with some World Superbike teams. At the same time, Yamaha is also doing its own private test at Sepang, Malaysia.