MotoGP Race And Practice Results

Superprestigio Superfinal Result: Marc Marquez Wins Duel With Jared Mees

Marc Marquez has ended the year on a win, beating the reigning AMA Flat Track champion Jared Mees in a thrilling final. The two men got caught up in traffic when Thomas Chareyre, who got the jump at the start, forced them wide. That gave the lead to Kenny Noyes and Gerard Ribalta, but Marquez and Mees soon chased the two down, passing Bailo with ease, Noyes with difficulty. Marquez had gained enough of a cushion to keep Mees at bay, finally getting revenge for his loss to Brad Baker in January this year, at the inaugural event.

Noyes went on to score a respectable 3rd, ahead of Bailo and Ribalta. The 16-year-old British rider Oliver Brindley gave an outstanding account of himself, finishing in 6th, ahead of Bradley Smith, who got caught up in the first lap incident, and Chareyre, who caused it.

Results:

Pos No Rider
1 93 Marc Marquez
2 1 Jared Mees
3 9 Kenny Noyes
4 17 Gerard Bailo
5 15 Dani Ribalta
6 28 Oliver Brindley
7 38 Bradley Smith
8 4 Thomas Chareyre

 

Race Details
2014
Marc Marquez has ended the year on a win, beating the reigning AMA Flat Track champion Jared Mees in a thrilling final. The two men got caught up in traffic when Thomas Chareyre, who got the jump at the start, forced them wide. That gave the lead to Kenny Noyes and Gerard Ribalta, but Marquez and Mees soon chased the two down, passing Bailo with ease, Noyes with difficulty. Marquez had gained enough of a cushion to keep Mees at bay, finally getting revenge for his loss to Brad Baker in January this year, at the inaugural event.Noyes went on to score a respectable 3rd, ahead of Bailo and Ribalta. The 16-year-old British rider Oliver Brindley gave an outstanding account of himself, finishing in 6th, ahead of Bradley Smith, who got caught up in the first lap incident, and Chareyre, who caused it.Results:

Superprestigio Qualifying: Baker Fastest, But Out, Marquez Quickest GP Rider

The crowds are gathering for the Superprestigio this evening, and the Palau Sant Jordi is starting to fill up. Qualifying has already taken place to settle the places in the heats, and that has thrown up a few surprises, some good, some not so good.

Brad Baker was the fastest of the American flat track delegation, both in free practice and during qualifying, but the former AMA champ crashed heavily during qualifying, his bike landing on him, knocking him briefly unconscious and dislocating his shoulder. The American had come to Barcelona with the aim of defending the crown he won here last year, but the dislocated shoulder made him decide against racing, not wanting to jeopardize his 2015 season.

Second fastest of the Open riders (riders from an off road background) is the British flat track racer Tim Neave, just a fraction off  the pace of Baker, and ahead of the AMA champion Jared Mees. Tim's brother Tom is fourth fastest, just behind Mees.

Marc Marquez was the fastest of the road racers, but was fourth fastest overall. Marquez is a couple of tenths quicker than the second fastest Superprestigio rider, Lorenzo Baldassarri, who is in turn a fraction faster than Bradley Smith. Marquez and Smith have both looked strong throughout all their heats. Troy Bayliss, unused to both the surface and the short track, is a little over half a second slower than Marquez.

What is striking this year is how much more seriously the event is being taken. A lot of riders have fitted low pipes to their machines, turning them into legitimate pro-singles Flat Track machines. Crews of mechanics, especially for the Grand Prix riders, are larger, some riders having brought both a mechanic and a data engineer, to try out different engine mappings on the evening.

Superprestigio class (road racing riders by invitation)

Pos No Rider Time Diff
1 93 Marc Marquez 12.399  
2 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri 12.592 0.193
3 38 Bradley Smith 12.597 0.198
4 5 Johann Zarco 12.678 0.279
5 24 Toni Elias 12.681 0.282
6 12 Alex Marquez 12.685 0.286
7 15 Dani Ribalta 12.709 0.310
8 88 Ricky Cardus 12.755 0.356
9 36 Mika Kallio 12.796 0.397
10 23 Marcel Schrotter 12.807 0.408
11 9 Kenny Noyes 12.817 0.418
12 94 Jonas Folger 12.885 0.486
13 87 Luca Marconi 12.900 0.501
14 21 Troy Bayliss 12.906 0.507
15 60 Julian Simon 12.950 0.551
16 53 Tito Rabat 12.951 0.552
17 19 Xavier Simeon 12.969 0.570
18 11 Albert Arenas 13.024 0.625
19 99 Christian Iddon 13.037 0.638
20 91 Gabriel Rodrigo 13.101 0.702
21 2 Remy Gardner 13.119 0.720
22 45 Scott Redding 13.123 0.724
23 81 Jordi Torres 13.248 0.849

Open class (off road riders by invitation and qualifying)

Pos No Rider Time Diff
1 6 Brad Baker 12.204  
2 14 Tim Neave 12.258 0.054
3 1 Jared Mees 12.365 0.161
4 68 Tom Neave 12.467 0.263
5 17 Gerard Bailo 12.503 0.299
6 25 Ivan Cervantes 12.504 0.300
7 28 Oliver Brindley 12.594 0.390
8 111 Taddy Blazusiak 12.626 0.422
9 121 Fabrizio Vesprini 12.631 0.427
10 13 Jaume Gaya 12.639 0.435
11 18 Franc Serra 12.659 0.455
12 95 Raul Cardona 12.695 0.491
13 50 Shayna Texter 12.697 0.493
14 30 Alan Birtwistle 12.700 0.496
15 3 Jose Pedro Gomez 12.714 0.510
16 610 Joonas Kylmakorpi 12.736 0.532
17 77 Ferran Cardus 12.744 0.540
18 16 Angel Grau 12.757 0.553
19 66 Joel Lozano 12.798 0.594
20 10 Francesco Cecchini 12.835 0.631
21 20 Jose Luis Martinez 12.883 0.679
22 4 Thomas Chareyre 12.983 0.779
23 8 Guy Martin 13.253 1.049

Combined qualifying times

Pos No Rider Time Diff
1 6 Brad Baker 12.204  
2 14 Tim Neave 12.258 0.054
3 1 Jared Mees 12.365 0.161
4 93 Marc Marquez 12.399 0.195
5 68 Tom Neave 12.467 0.263
6 17 Gerard Bailo 12.503 0.299
7 25 Ivan Cervantes 12.504 0.300
8 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri 12.592 0.388
9 28 Oliver Brindley 12.594 0.390
10 38 Bradley Smith 12.597 0.393
11 111 Taddy Blazusiak 12.626 0.422
12 121 Fabrizio Vesprini 12.631 0.427
13 13 Jaume Gaya 12.639 0.435
14 18 Franc Serra 12.659 0.455
15 5 Johann Zarco 12.678 0.474
16 24 Toni Elias 12.681 0.477
17 12 Alex Marquez 12.685 0.481
18 95 Raul Cardona 12.695 0.491
19 50 Shayna Texter 12.697 0.493
20 30 Alan Birtwistle 12.700 0.496
21 15 Dani Ribalta 12.709 0.505
22 3 Jose Pedro Gomez 12.714 0.510
23 610 Joonas Kylmakorpi 12.736 0.532
24 77 Ferran Cardus 12.744 0.540
25 88 Ricky Cardus 12.755 0.551
26 16 Angel Grau 12.757 0.553
27 36 Mika Kallio 12.796 0.592
28 66 Joel Lozano 12.798 0.594
29 23 Marcel Schrotter 12.807 0.603
30 9 Kenny Noyes 12.817 0.613
31 10 Francesco Cecchini 12.835 0.631
32 20 Jose Luis Martinez 12.883 0.679
33 94 Jonas Folger 12.885 0.681
34 87 Luca Marconi 12.900 0.696
35 21 Troy Bayliss 12.906 0.702
36 60 Julian Simon 12.950 0.746
37 53 Tito Rabat 12.951 0.747
38 19 Xavier Simeon 12.969 0.765
39 4 Thomas Chareyre 12.983 0.779
40 11 Albert Arenas 13.024 0.820
41 99 Christian Iddon 13.037 0.833
42 91 Gabriel Rodrigo 13.101 0.897
43 2 Remy Gardner 13.119 0.915
44 45 Scott Redding 13.123 0.919
45 81 Jordi Torres 13.248 1.044
46 8 Guy Martin 13.253 1.049

 

Race Details
2015
The crowds are gathering for the Superprestigio this evening, and the Palau Sant Jordi is starting to fill up. Qualifying has already taken place to settle the places in the heats, and that has thrown up a few surprises, some good, some not so good.Brad Baker was the fastest of the American flat track delegation, both in free practice and during qualifying, but the former AMA champ crashed heavily during qualifying, his bike landing on him, knocking him briefly unconscious and dislocating his shoulder. The American had come to Barcelona with the aim of defending the crown he won here last year, but the dislocated shoulder made him decide against racing, not wanting to jeopardize his 2015 season.Second fastest of the Open riders (riders from an off road background) is the British flat track racer Tim Neave, just a fraction off  the pace of Baker, and ahead of the AMA champion Jared Mees. Tim's brother Tom is fourth fastest, just behind Mees.

Jerez Combined WSBK And MotoGP Test: Jerez Test Ends With Yet More Rain

Testing at Jerez has wrapped up completely, with the final day once again plagued by heavy rain, cold temperatures and high winds. A slight improvement at the end of the day saw the two MV Agusta World Supersport bikes get a little closer to a normal lap time, though both Lorenzo Zanetti and Jules Cluzel were still 4 seconds slower than they were on Wednesday, when the bikes were out on a dry track. Nothing can be read into the times of the World Superbike riders, however, as neither Jonathan Rea, Leon Camier nor Tom Sykes completed more than ten laps, and most of their track time was focused on starts.

Ducati's MotoGP team were also present on the final day, but no reports of their times will emerge, as they were testing the new Michelin tires. Under the terms agreed by Bridgestone when they announced that they would be withdrawing as single tire supplier to MotoGP, the factories are not allowed to comment on the Michelin tires until next year, when the first full year of testing starts ahead of the switch to Michelin in 2016.

Times from Friday:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Prev
1 26 Lorenzo Zanetti MV Agusta F3 675 WSS 1:47.444    
2 16 Jules Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 WSS 1:47.669 0.225 0.225
3 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 1:52.616 5.172 4.947
4 102 Fabio Massei Ducati 1199R STK1000 1:52.954 5.510 0.338
5 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta F4RR WSBK 1:54.195 6.751 1.241
6 103 Tony Covena Ducati 1199R STK1000 1:58.058 10.614 3.863
7 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 2:28.317 40.873 30.259

 

Race Details
2014
Testing at Jerez has wrapped up completely, with the final day once again plagued by heavy rain, cold temperatures and high winds. A slight improvement at the end of the day saw the two MV Agusta World Supersport bikes get a little closer to a normal lap time, though both Lorenzo Zanetti and Jules Cluzel were still 4 seconds slower than they were on Wednesday, when the bikes were out on a dry track. Nothing can be read into the times of the World Superbike riders, however, as neither Jonathan Rea, Leon Camier nor Tom Sykes completed more than ten laps, and most of their track time was focused on starts.Ducati's MotoGP team were also present on the final day, but no reports of their times will emerge, as they were testing the new Michelin tires. Under the terms agreed by Bridgestone when they announced that they would be withdrawing as single tire supplier to MotoGP, the factories are not allowed to comment on the Michelin tires until next year, when the first full year of testing starts ahead of the switch to Michelin in 2016.Times from Friday:

Jerez Combined WSBK And MotoGP Test: Rain Plagues Fourth Day Of Testing

Rain hampered the fourth day of the combined World Superbike, MotoGP and Moto2 test at Jerez. The circuit in Southern Spain was hammered by rain, high winds and cold temperatures, rendering the times set far from instructive. While the Ducatis continued to circulate without transponders, Tom Sykes was the fastest of the officially timed riders, though he was lapping over ten seconds slower than in the dry, the day before.

Testing is set to continue on Friday, but rain continues to plague the circuit. The Ducati MotoGP team is set to test Michelins, and due to the contractual situation with current single tire supplier Bridgestone, those times will be kept confidential. 

Below are the times set on Thursday:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Prev
1 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP14.2 MotoGP 1:51.8    
2 34 Davide Giugliano Ducati 1199R WSBK 1:51.9 0.100 0.100
3 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 1:52.206 0.406 0.306
4 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 1:52.638 0.838 0.432
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:52.769 0.969 0.131
6 1 Sylvain Guintoli Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:53.357 1.557 0.588
7 7 Chaz Davies Ducati 1199R WSBK 1:53.8 2.000 0.443
8 14 Randy De Puniet Suzuki GSX-R1000 WSBK 1:54.161 2.361 0.361
9 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:54.711 2.911 0.550
10 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP14.2 MotoGP 1:55.0 3.200 0.289
11 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta F4RR WSBK 1:55.695 3.895 0.695
12 16 Jules Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 WSS 1:56.277 4.477 0.582
13 60 Michael Vd Mark Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:56.420 4.620 0.143
14 102 Fabio Massei Ducati 1199R STK1000 1:56.431 4.631 0.011
15 42 Alex Rins Pons Kalex Moto2 Moto2 1:58.185 6.385 1.754
16 26 Lorenzo Zanetti MV Agusta F3 675 WSS 1:58.888 7.088 0.703
17 57 Edgar Pons Pons Kalex Moto2 Moto2 1:59.392 7.592 0.504
18 103 Tony Covena Ducati 1199R STK1000 2:00.554 8.754 1.162
19 22 Alex Lowes Suzuki GSX-R1000 WSBK 2:02.993 11.193 2.439

The Ducati teams did not use transponders, their times are as reported to German-language publication Speedweek.

Race Details
2014
Rain hampered the fourth day of the combined World Superbike, MotoGP and Moto2 test at Jerez. The circuit in Southern Spain was hammered by rain, high winds and cold temperatures, rendering the times set far from instructive. While the Ducatis continued to circulate without transponders, Tom Sykes was the fastest of the officially timed riders, though he was lapping over ten seconds slower than in the dry, the day before.Testing is set to continue on Friday, but rain continues to plague the circuit. The Ducati MotoGP team is set to test Michelins, and due to the contractual situation with current single tire supplier Bridgestone, those times will be kept confidential. Below are the times set on Thursday:

Jerez Combined WSBK And MotoGP Test: Bradl Impresses, Rea Leads WSBK On Day 3

It was a busy track at Jerez, with more teams from various classes having converged on the circuit for the last couple of days testing. While the Suzuki factory MotoGP team has packed up and left, their place has been taken by the Ducati factory team, both MotoGP and World Superbike, along with the Forward Yamaha Open class team and Avintia Ducati. There were a number of Moto2 riders lapping here, rather than joining the Marc VDS Racing team and Gresini at Almeria, the Pons Kalex and QMMF teams taking to the track at Jerez. MV Agusta also started their first couple of days of testing, with Jules Cluzel returning to race in World Supersport, while Leon Camier gave a brand new F4RR a shakedown, starting his first day of work with his new team.

The two factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone were fastest on the day, though they did not record an official time. According to the German-language publication Speedweek, Dovizioso posted a time six tenths quicker than Stefan Bradl, which equates to a 1'39.0, two tenths quicker than he managed during qualifying at the circuit. Stefan Bradl set the fastest recorded time on the Forward Yamaha, getting very quickly up to speed on the new bike, and closing in on the time set by Aleix Espargaro during qualifying here. Bradl was a second quicker than Alvaro Bautista on the Gresini Aprilia, the Spaniard just keeping ahead of Hector Barbera on the Open class Avintia Ducati. Bradl was 1.6 seconds faster than his new teammate Loris Baz, who is still adapting to the switch to MotoGP. Baz is managing it much better than Marco Melandri: the second Aprilia rider was 1.4 seconds behind his teammate, and 2.4 seconds slower than Stefan Bradl.

Jonathan Rea was fastest of the World Superbike riders, putting in a fast lap at the end of the session with a qualifier, as the rest of the field also did. Randy De Puniet was the 2nd fastest WSBK rider, making a strong debut on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to finish just over half a second behind Rea, and ahead of his teammate Alex Lowes. Tom Sykes was a close 4th in the WSBK, just ahead of Michael van der Mark. The Dutchman's debut in World Superbikes has been impressive, Van der Mark ending the day ahead of his teammate, reigning world champion Sylvain Guintoli.

Luis Salom was the fastest Moto2 rider, benefiting from a year's extra experience, and seven tenths ahead of Ant West on the QMMF Speed Up. Salom's Pons teammate Alex Rins ended as 3rd quickest Moto2 rider, eight tenths off the pace of Salom, and well ahead of experienced hand Julian Simon. 

Combined times from the third day of testing at Jerez. The Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike riders were not using transponders, and did not record an official time:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Prev
1 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha MotoGP 1:39.593    
2 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:40.598 1.005 1.005
3 8 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati MotoGP 1:40.629 1.036 0.031
4 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 1:40.738 1.145 0.109
5 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha MotoGP 1:41.206 1.613 0.468
6 14 Randy De Puniet Suzuki GSX-R1000 WSBK 1:41.296 1.703 0.090
7 22 Alex Lowes Suzuki GSX-R1000 WSBK 1:41.321 1.728 0.025
8 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK 1:41.335 1.742 0.014
9 60 Michael Vd Mark Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:41.437 1.844 0.102
10 1 Sylvain Guintoli Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:41.813 2.220 0.376
11 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:42.006 2.413 0.193
12 39 Luis Salom Pons Kalex Moto2 1:42.923 3.330 0.917
13 95 Anthony West QMMF Speed Up Moto2 1:43.655 4.062 0.732
14 42 Alex Rins Pons Kalex Moto2 Moto2 1:43.757 4.164 0.102
15 16 Jules Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 WSS 1:43.958 4.365 0.201
16 160 Julian Simon QMMF Speed Up Moto2 1:44.133 4.540 0.175
17 57 Edgar Pons Pons Kalex Moto2 Moto2 1:44.313 4.720 0.180
18 102 Fabio Massei Ducati 1199R STK1000 1:44.633 5.040 0.320
19 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta F4RR WSBK 1:44.905 5.312 0.272
20 26 Lorenzo Zanetti     1:45.283 5.690 0.378
21 103 Tony Covena     1:46.236 6.643 0.953

 

Race Details
2014
It was a busy track at Jerez, with more teams from various classes having converged on the circuit for the last couple of days testing. While the Suzuki factory MotoGP team has packed up and left, their place has been taken by the Ducati factory team, both MotoGP and World Superbike, along with the Forward Yamaha Open class team and Avintia Ducati. There were a number of Moto2 riders lapping here, rather than joining the Marc VDS Racing team and Gresini at Almeria, the Pons Kalex and QMMF teams taking to the track at Jerez. MV Agusta also started their first couple of days of testing, with Jules Cluzel returning to race in World Supersport, while Leon Camier gave a brand new F4RR a shakedown, starting his first day of work with his new team.

Jerez Combined WSBK And MotoGP Test: Lowes Leads Haslam On Second Day Of Test

Alex Lowes has topped the second day of combined testing for teams from both major world championships at Jerez. After another wet morning, the track finally dried out in the afternoon, allowing the riders to post competitive lap times. Lowes ended the day as fastest, the Suzuki rider posting a fast lap right at the end of the day, beating his superpole time from the race weekend here back in September. 

Lowes was one of a group of riders who chased a quick time at the end of the day, Kawasaki's Tom Sykes ending just over a tenth of a second behind Lowes, while Leon Haslam put the factory-backed Red Devils Roma Aprilia into third place. Both Aprilia WSBK riders were fast all day, Haslam and possible future teammate Michel Fabrizio dominating proceedings earlier.

Alvaro Bautista was the fastest of the two MotoGP riders who used a transponder, the Suzuki MotoGP men electing not to. According to Spanish magazine Motociclismo, Aleix Espargaro set a lap of 1'40.1 on the Suzuki GSX-RR, while teammate Maverick Viñales did a best lap of 1.40.7. Of the Aprilia riders, Bautista was faster than he had been on the Honda RC213V  at the race back in May, but still around 1.4 seconds slower than his qualifying time. He was over half a second quicker than his new teammate at Gresini Aprilia, Marco Melandri.

Jonathan Rea was fifth fastest, a quarter of a second behind his new teammate Tom Sykes, and ahead of Michel Fabrizio on the second Red Devils Roma Aprilia. Sylvain Guintoli also chased a quick lap at the end of the day on the Pata Honda CBR1000RR, ending ahead of Melandri, who was eighth, and WSBK rookie Michael van der Mark, who was ninth fastest. Randy De Puniet was tenth fastest on the second Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Testing is set to continue for two more days, with Forward Yamaha and some Moto2 teams set to join the fray. The weather does not look like cooperating, however: rain is forecast from Wednesday afternoon onwards, to last for the rest of the week.

Official times for riders with transponders:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Alex Lowes Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:40.730    
2 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:40.853 0.123 0.123
3 91 Leon Haslam Aprilia RSV4 1:40.865 0.135 0.012
4 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:41.100 0.370 0.235
5 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:41.127 0.397 0.027
6 84 Michel Fabrizio Aprilia RSV4 1:41.384 0.654 0.257
7 1 Sylvain Guintoli Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.639 0.909 0.255
8 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia ART MotoGP 1:41.682 0.952 0.043
9 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR1000RR 1:42.651 1.921 0.969
10 14 Randy De Puniet Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:42.938 2.208 0.287
11 54 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:43.730 3.000 0.792
12 101 Raffaele Da Rosa Ducati 1199R STK 1:44.920 4.190 1.190
13 100 Luca Savadori Ducati 1199R STK 1:45.985 5.255 1.065

 

Race Details
2014
Alex Lowes has topped the second day of combined testing for teams from both major world championships at Jerez. After another wet morning, the track finally dried out in the afternoon, allowing the riders to post competitive lap times. Lowes ended the day as fastest, the Suzuki rider posting a fast lap right at the end of the day, beating his superpole time from the race weekend here back in September. Lowes was one of a group of riders who chased a quick time at the end of the day, Kawasaki's Tom Sykes ending just over a tenth of a second behind Lowes, while Leon Haslam put the factory-backed Red Devils Roma Aprilia into third place. Both Aprilia WSBK riders were fast all day, Haslam and possible future teammate Michel Fabrizio dominating proceedings earlier.

2014 Valencia Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Season Test: Rabat Rules Moto2, Rins Impresses, Antonelli On Top Of Moto3

Tito Rabat continued his rule of the Moto2 class at Valencia by ending the final day of testing on top of the timesheets and under the pole record at the Spanish circuit. The newly-crowned 2014 champion spent all day working on set up of the 2015 Kalex machine he will be riding for the Marc VDS team next season. Rabat finished just ahead of Johann Zarco, the Frenchman adapting quickly to the Kalex frame in the new Ajo Motosport team. Jonas Folger was close behind, starting his second year with the AGR team.

Alex Rins once again won the battle of the rookies, this time by a clear margin. The HP Pons rider adapted quickly, posting an impressive eighth-fastest time, just two thirds of a second off the time of Rabat. Alex Marquez had a rougher time, crashing twice without any injury, other than to his confidence. The reigning Moto3 champion ended the day in twelfth, just over a second behind his Marc VDS teammate Rabat.

In the Moto3 class, Niccolo Antonelli was the fastest of the riders using a transponder, setting a time which exactly matched his pole time from the race weekend at the circuit just ten days ago. Pecco Bagnaia was the second quickest rider, the Mahindra man three tenths behind Antonelli on the Honda. Third fastest on the final day, Karel Hanika led the trio of Red Bull KTM Ajo riders, less than a tenth of a second separating Hanika, Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira.

A large contingent of riders rode without a timing transponder, however, keeping their cards close to their chest. Fabio Quartararo continued to work in the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team, while Danny Kent, Efren Vazquez, Romano Fenati, Enea Bastianini and Maria Herrera also continued preparation for 2015 without officially recording a time.

All times courtesy of GPOne.com

Moto2 

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:34.884    
2 Johann Zarco Kalex 1:34.979 0.095 0.095
3 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:35.006 0.122 0.027
4 Luis Salom Kalex 1:35.201 0.317 0.195
5 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1:35.475 0.591 0.274
6 Marcel Schrotter Mistral 1:35.494 0.610 0.019
7 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:35.500 0.616 0.006
8 Alex Rins Kalex 1:35.546 0.662 0.046
9 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:35.655 0.771 0.109
10 Axel Pons Kalex 1:35.766 0.882 0.111
11 Julian Simon Speed Up 1:35.907 1.023 0.141
12 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:35.964 1.080 0.057
13 Anthony West Speed Up 1:35.965 1.081 0.001
14 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:36.054 1.170 0.089
15 Ricky Cardus Mistral 1:36.283 1.399 0.229
16 Edgar Pons Kalex 1:36.334 1.450 0.051
17 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:36.341 1.457 0.007
18 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:36.892 2.008 0.551
19 Randy Krummenacher   1:37.019 2.135 0.127
20 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:37.135 2.251 0.116
21 Steven Odendaal Kalex 1:37.498 2.614 0.363
22 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1:37.846 2.962 0.348

Moto3

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 Niccol Antonelliò Honda 1:39.183    
2 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1:39.487 0.304 0.304
3 Karel Hanika KTM 1:39.519 0.336 0.032
4 Brad Binder KTM 1:39.533 0.350 0.014
5 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:39.599 0.416 0.066
6 Juan Guevara Mahindra 1:39.718 0.535 0.119
7 Niklas Ajo Ktm 1:39.901 0.718 0.183
8 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:40.043 0.860 0.142
9 Jules Danilo Honda 1:40.161 0.978 0.118
10 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1:40.191 1.008 0.030
11 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:40.702 1.519 0.511

Press releases from the teams after the test:


FIRST 2015 PREPARATIONS END POSITIVELY FOR BASTIANINI AT VALENCIA

The first 2015 winter test session came to an end today at Valencia for the team Gresini Racing Moto3, with Enea Bastianini who was again on track to discover the new Honda NSF250RW that he will use the next season.

After making his debut yesterday aboard the Honda Moto3 machine, today the 16-year-old Italian rider, albeit feverish, completed another 53 laps continuing to work on the bike set-up in order to acquire a better feeling.

The team will be back on track with Bastianini at Almeria on 24th and 25th of November for another two-day test.

ENEA BASTIANINI

“Today we continued to discover this new bike, making some other changes to the set-up in an effort to improve my feeling with the bike. I can be satisfied with the work, because at the end of the day I felt really comfortable. Obviously given that so far I’ve been riding the Honda only for two days, there is still much work to do, also from the riding style side. I had to change the way I ride and the upcoming test at Almeria will be important to improve also from this point of view”.


Rabat smashes the outright lap record at Valencia

Valencia, Spain – 18 November 2014: Tito Rabat was again the fastest rider on the final day of testing at Valencia, with the reigning Moto2 World Champion breaking the outright lap record with a time of 1’34.844.

The Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS rider declared himself satisfied with the progress he and his crew made with the 2015 Kalex Moto2 machine, which differs significantly from the 2014 version that took Rabat to the World Championship win this season.

Alex Marquez today continued his adaptation to the Kalex Moto2 bike he’ll campaign for Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS in 2015. The reigning Moto3 World Champion again made a significant step forward, to finish just one second off the time of his more experienced teammate, despite two minor crashes.

Rabat and Marquez now have a few days break from riding, before heading to Almeria for the final test of the 2014 season next week.

Tito Rabat // 1st // 1’34.844

“We’ve had two really productive days here at Valencia and my feeling with the 2015 Kalex is really good. We have tested a lot of things again today, but I’ve also had to adapt slightly my riding style to get more from the bike, and that’s worked well here too. My pace was good, my rhythm was good and my lap time was good, so I’m happy. Now we head to Almeria, where we will continue working to find further imrpovements.”

Alex Marquez // 14th // 1’35.964

“Today we’ve again done some good work, continuing to adapt to the Moto2 bike step by step, which was our goal. The riding style required for Moto2 is very different to that in Moto3. With the small bike you carry a lot of corner speed, but with the Moto2 bike you need to be more aggressive on the brakes, get the bike stopped and then pick it up on the gas. We’re going in the right direction, as can be seen from the fact we’re now only a second from Tito, but the two crashes knocked my confidence a little and building it back up lost us some time. Now we need to continue in the same direction in Almeria, where I hope we can close the gap to Tito even further.”

Michael Bartholemy // Team Principal

“Tito has wasted no time adapting to the 2015 Kalex; basically he just jumped on it and was fast straight away, as we pretty much expected him to be. He was under the outright lap record today despite the track temperature being quite cool, so already we can see that the bike has improved and Tito has figured out how to get the best from the improvements. I’m sure he’ll be looking to break his own lap record at Almeria next week too! Alex’s approach to adapting his riding style to our Moto2 bike has been steady and methodical, which is exactly the right way to do it. He has worked with his crew to understand the bike better and we’ve seen him improve his lap time with every exit, so he’s heading in exactly the right direction. As he gets more kilometres under him his confidence will increase and with confidence comes pace.”


SIMEON WRAPS UP TWO DAYS OF INTENSE TESTING AT VALENCIA

Xavier Siméon and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 completed today in Valencia the first two days of winter testing ahead of the 2015 season: the 25-year-old Belgian rider was able to deepen the knowledge of the Kalex chassis, improving his lap times from yesterday making 70 laps of the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

The next test fot the team is now scheduled at Almeria on 24th and 25th of November.

XAVIER SIMEON

“We have completed these first two days of testing in a very positive way: our lap times have improved and especially my feeling with the bike has increased a lot. There is still work to do, of course: we don’t know yet very well the Kalex and certainly our experience from this point of view is much less compared to Rabat, for example, but nevertheless we were fast and this is encouraging. We continued to work on the bike set-up trying different solutions and we found some that are good, some not; a very successful experience anyway, that we will continue to do in the upcoming Almeria testing session”.


Bagnaia sets second fastest time at Valencia

MAPFRE Aspar rider returns after missing first day with a stomach virus to complete 67 laps with excellent results

After enduring some disastrous weather last week at Jerez the Moto2 and Moto3 riders were back on track in much more favourable conditions today for more testing at Valencia, where they were joined on track by a handful of Superbikes. The track was open from 10am to 5pm, with specific sessions for the individual classes in the middle of the day. With some teams still to go to Almería and others perhaps to Alcarrás, the Valencia test for the majority of teams represents a final opportunity to make developments before taking a well-earned break for the winter.

Pecco Bagnaia missed the first day of the test because of a stomach virus but the Italian youngster was able to make up for lost time today, clocking up 67 laps and establishing a solid and consistent rhythm, with an impressive best lap time of 1'39.487 – the second fastest of the day. Juanfran Guevara was only three tenths off the pace of his new team-mate, the Spaniard still suffering from a sprain to his right ankle that he suffered in a crash yesterday but able to complete 23 laps today as he evaluated a chassis evolution. MAPFRE Aspar Team rookie Jorge Martín's day got off to a slow start due to a problem with his engine but he was able to get out on track in the afternoon and make some steps forward with general set-up.

Francesco Bagnaia 1.39.487 (67 laps): “We managed to complete a lot of laps today, the majority of them productive. It was a shame I couldn't ride yesterday because of the stomach virus and I still wasn't 100% today. Even though I had a headache I was able to work all day and we gathered a lot of information. I like the bike more every time I ride it and the team is helping me to improve the way I work, so we are all very happy. We are gradually building a solid foundation and hopefully we can continue like this. I have felt comfortable with my technical staff from the very beginning and we are already starting to see the effect of that on track.”

Juanfran Guevara 1.39.718 (23 laps): “We went a little quicker today than we managed yesterday. It was a shame that we crashed yesterday and suffered the sprain because it affected our work today. The good thing is that we were able to test an evolution of the 2014 chassis, more in the direction of what the chassis will be like next year, and it responds well. I feel comfortable on it and it seems like it has a lot of potential. We couldn't ride much because of the injury to my right ankle but we were able to get an idea of what we will be working with next year in terms of the chassis. Even though we didn't manage many laps the feeling was good and now we have to focus on recovering as quickly as possible before the next test.”

Jorge Martín 1.40.191 (28 laps): “Today has been a bit of a strange day. At first the engine wasn't working properly, it was down on power and we couldn't set the lap times we were aiming for. Then after a few laps we had another problem that set us back because we had to stop for a while. Luckily I was able to continue working with Juanfran's bike. I felt comfortable from the start but we only managed a few laps and didn't get too much work done. We made a change to the front to combat the chatter and the results were positive. Every day we are getting faster with this bike so I am happy.”


Johann Zarco enjoys dry track time with Kalex

New Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project complete last two days of testing in Valencia this year, with the Frenchman pleased with feeling.

11/18/2014 - Comunitat Valenciana circuit, Spain

The Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project for 2015, with the competitive collaboration of Kalex and WP Suspension, today completed the stage of the preseason prior to the annual winter break. Johann Zarco was able to refine his setup and draw conclusions in dry conditions. Two days of testing in Valencia served to make for lost track time from last week, when rain disrupted testing in Jerez.

Whilst acknowledging that yesterday he did not ride at his best, the Frenchman finished with a good taste in his mouth on the last day of testing. An important step forward placed him consistently among the fastest in the Moto2 class. This was the fourth day that he had ridden using the Kalex chassis, but this was no impediment to Zarco becoming the second fastest rider of the day. Pleased with his results, he nevertheless recognises that he still has room for improvement.

With the three-day test last week in Jerez and these two days on track in Valencia, the Ajo Motorsport Moto2 project end their track time for 2014. Zarco will not be back onboard the Kalex until after the winter break ends, and will be waiting for the first test of 2015 in February.

Aki Ajo - Team Manager

"Once again, we’ve had two good days of testing in Valencia. Of the five days of testing that we had planned, we have been able to work on four. We can say that this has been a very good start to our new Moto2 project. These have been important days for bringing the team together, and both the staff and the rider are getting to know each other. The results have also been very satisfying. Johann [Zarco] has been very consistent with his work, improving every day and setting amazing lap times.

We still have to continue working, because this is a new project for us, but we have a very good feeling about next season. We have the opportunity to continue working hard during the winter break and arrive at the first test in February even better prepared."


Fabio Quartararo and Maria Herrera debut in Valencia

Both Repsol riders begin preparations for the 2015 preseason, completing two days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

Two days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit de la Comunitat Valencia saw the debut of Fabio Quartararo as a World Championship rider and the first outing for Repsol rider Maria Herrera with her new team. The French and Spanish riders used these private testing days to accumulate miles and experience with their new bikes. Jorge Navarro must wait to get back onboard his Moto3 machine, as he returned home to rest up after a heavy crash two days ago.

Last Sunday Fabio Quartararo left the Ricardo Tormo circuit victorious in both FIM CEV Repsol races held there, and just a day later the Frenchman began his Moto3 World Championship career at the same track. Quartararo and his new crew completed 127 laps (507km) of the Valencia track, providing the team with valuable information for the development of the bike that they will use next season.

Maria Herrera spent the two days of testing getting used to the new bike with which she will ride in the World Championship in Moto3, and to the crew who will accompany her on this new adventure. The young rider was satisfied with the work done over these two days and with her feeling on the bike ‒which allowed her to set good times from the get-go with her new Moto3 machine.

Fabio Quartararo

"These two days of testing at Valencia have been very productive. The aim was mainly to get to know the crew and test the improvements Honda have made to our bike for the new season. I really liked riding with World Championship riders and seeing my level compared to them on track. The feeling overall has been very good".

Maria Herrera

"I am very happy because this test has been a good introduction to the new bike. Yesterday I felt very comfortable, right from the first laps. The feeling was very good when it came to braking and I could ride fast. Today we focused on getting a good pace going while testing new parts on the bike. Now we will rest a bit and prepare our fitness for the new season ‒and for the tests in February".


Race Details
2014
Tito Rabat continued his rule of the Moto2 class at Valencia by ending the final day of testing on top of the timesheets and under the pole record at the Spanish circuit. The newly-crowned 2014 champion spent all day working on set up of the 2015 Kalex machine he will be riding for the Marc VDS team next season. Rabat finished just ahead of Johann Zarco, the Frenchman adapting quickly to the Kalex frame in the new Ajo Motosport team. Jonas Folger was close behind, starting his second year with the AGR team.Alex Rins once again won the battle of the rookies, this time by a clear margin. The HP Pons rider adapted quickly, posting an impressive eighth-fastest time, just two thirds of a second off the time of Rabat. Alex Marquez had a rougher time, crashing twice without any injury, other than to his confidence. The reigning Moto3 champion ended the day in twelfth, just over a second behind his Marc VDS teammate Rabat.

2014 Valencia MotoGP Wednesday Final Test Times: Marquez Leads Close Top 6

Marc Marquez has ended the final day of testing at Valencia on top of the timesheets, and leaves for the winter as the fastest overall. The Repsol Honda rider spent most of the day trying the 2015 prototype RC213V, but jumped back on the 2014 bike at the end of the day to set the fastest lap. He ended a tenth quicker than his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, and two tenths quicker than Yamaha man Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo led an entire gaggle of Yamahas, the Movistar Yamaha rider ending ahead of Monster Tech 3's Pol Espargaro, factory man Valentino Rossi, and Espargaro's satellite teammate Bradley Smith. 

Danilo Petrucci caused a surprise, ending the day in 7th, ahead of the satellite Hondas and as fastest of the Pramac Ducatis. Petrucci was a tenth quicker than Cal Crutchlow, who spent the day looking for rear grip from the LCR Honda. Yonny Hernandez was 9th on the second Pramac Ducati, ending the day just ahead of Aleix Espargaro, who was exactly 1 second behind Marc Marquez. Suzuki's test debut was generally acclaimed a success, with both riders heaping praise on the handling of the bike.

Times from Wednesday are below, the overall best times of the test appear below that.

Wednesday times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:30.973    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.119 0.146 0.146
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:31.164 0.191 0.045
4 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.288 0.315 0.124
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.301 0.328 0.013
6 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:31.365 0.392 0.064
7 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP14 1:31.665 0.692 0.300
8 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.774 0.801 0.109
9 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:31.914 0.941 0.140
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.973 1.000 0.059
11 8 Hector Barbera Ducati Open 1:32.007 1.034 0.034
12 51 Michelle Pirro Ducati GP14.2 1:32.113 1.140 0.106
13 69 Nicky Hayden Honda RC213V-RS 1:32.173 1.200 0.060
14 45 Scott Redding Honda RC213V 1:32.621 1.648 0.448
15 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1:32.784 1.811 0.163
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:32.810 1.837 0.026
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati Open 1:32.922 1.949 0.112
18 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.216 2.243 0.294
19 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 1:33.486 2.513 0.270
20 50 Eugene Laverty Honda RCV1000R 1:33.509 2.536 0.023
21 43 Jack Miller Honda RCV1000R 1:33.746 2.773 0.237
22 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1:34.336 3.363 0.590

 

Overall times over all three days:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Day
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:30.973     Wed
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:30.975 0.002 0.002 Mon
3 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.118 0.145 0.143 Mon
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.119 0.146 0.001 Wed
5 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:31.204 0.231 0.085 Mon
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.250 0.277 0.046 Mon
7 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP14.2 1:31.465 0.492 0.215 Mon
8 5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP14.2 1:31.644 0.671 0.179 Mon
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP14 1:31.665 0.692 0.021 Wed
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.774 0.801 0.109 Wed
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:31.914 0.941 0.140 Wed
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.973 1.000 0.059 Wed
13 8 Hector Barbera Ducati Open 1:32.007 1.034 0.034 Mon
14 51 Michelle Pirro Ducati GP14.2 1:32.054 1.081 0.047 Mon
15 69 Nicky Hayden Honda RC213V-RS 1:32.173 1.200 0.119 Wed
16 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1:32.209 1.236 0.036 Mon
17 45 Scott Redding Honda RC213V 1:32.621 1.648 0.412 Wed
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:32.810 1.837 0.189 Wed
19 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati Open 1:32.922 1.949 0.112 Wed
20 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1:33.132 2.159 0.210 Mon
21 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.216 2.243 0.084 Wed
22 17 Karel Abraham Honda RC213V-RS 1:33.446 2.473 0.230 Mon
23 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 1:33.486 2.513 0.040 Wed
24 50 Eugene Laverty Honda RCV1000R 1:33.509 2.536 0.023 Wed
25 43 Jack Miller Honda RCV1000R 1:33.746 2.773 0.237 Wed
26 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1:34.336 3.363 0.590 Wed
27 66 Alex Hofmann Aprilia 1:35.646 4.673 1.310 Mon

 

Race Details
2014
Marc Marquez has ended the final day of testing at Valencia on top of the timesheets, and leaves for the winter as the fastest overall. The Repsol Honda rider spent most of the day trying the 2015 prototype RC213V, but jumped back on the 2014 bike at the end of the day to set the fastest lap. He ended a tenth quicker than his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, and two tenths quicker than Yamaha man Jorge Lorenzo.Lorenzo led an entire gaggle of Yamahas, the Movistar Yamaha rider ending ahead of Monster Tech 3's Pol Espargaro, factory man Valentino Rossi, and Espargaro's satellite teammate Bradley Smith. Danilo Petrucci caused a surprise, ending the day in 7th, ahead of the satellite Hondas and as fastest of the Pramac Ducatis. Petrucci was a tenth quicker than Cal Crutchlow, who spent the day looking for rear grip from the LCR Honda. Yonny Hernandez was 9th on the second Pramac Ducati, ending the day just ahead of Aleix Espargaro, who was exactly 1 second behind Marc Marquez. Suzuki's test debut was generally acclaimed a success, with both riders heaping praise on the handling of the bike.

2014 Valencia MotoGP Wednesday Test Times 3:30pm - Pedrosa Fastest As Aleix Espargaro Impresses

Times from the last day of the Valencia test, at 3:30pm 

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.119    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:31.164 0.045 0.045
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.376 0.257 0.212
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.476 0.357 0.100
5 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.519 0.400 0.043
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.973 0.854 0.454
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:32.072 0.953 0.099
8 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:32.101 0.982 0.029
9 51 Michelle Pirro Ducati GP14.2 1:32.113 0.994 0.012
10 8 Hector Barbera Ducati Open 1:32.329 1.210 0.216
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:32.590 1.471 0.261
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP14 1:32.873 1.754 0.283
13 69 Nicky Hayden Honda RC213V-RS 1:32.895 1.776 0.022
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:33.063 1.944 0.168
15 45 Scott Redding Honda RC213V 1:33.208 2.089 0.145
16 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati Open 1:33.252 2.133 0.044
17 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1:33.330 2.211 0.078
18 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.572 2.453 0.242
19 50 Eugene Laverty Honda RCV1000R 1:33.998 2.879 0.426
20 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 1:34.033 2.914 0.035
21 43 Jack Miller Honda RCV1000R 1:34.126 3.007 0.093
22 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1:34.531 3.412 0.405
Race Details
2014
Times from the last day of the Valencia test, at 3:30pm 

2014 Valencia MotoGP Wednesday Test Times 2pm: Lorenzo Leads As Track Improves

Jorge Lorenzo tops the timesheets at 2pm on the final day of testing at Valencia, leading a very close group consisting of the two Repsol Hondas, the two Movistar Yamahas and the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha of Pol Espargaro. Both Honda and Yamaha are giving their 2015 bikes a run out, Nicky Hayden is out on the RC213V-RS, while the rest of the field are growing accustomed to their new mounts. Stefan Bradl and Loris Baz are testing Kayaba suspension, and evaluating them for use next season.

Testing started in silence, the track still far too wet from yesterday's rain. But the sun came out and the wind picked up, and riders hit the track shortly before twelve. Michele Pirro was the first rider out, the Ducati test rider testing conditions and helping to create a dry line. Conditions are now good, the track getting warmer as it goes on.

Times at 2pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:31.464    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.492 0.028 0.028
3 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.552 0.088 0.060
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.601 0.137 0.049
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.608 0.144 0.007
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:32.072 0.608 0.464
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:32.194 0.730 0.122
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.212 0.748 0.018
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati Open 1:32.329 0.865 0.117
10 51 Michelle Pirro Ducati GP14.2 1:32.495 1.031 0.166
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:32.860 1.396 0.365
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP14 1:32.873 1.409 0.013
13 69 Nicky Hayden Honda RC213V-RS 1:33.116 1.652 0.243
14 45 Scott Redding Honda RC213V 1:33.565 2.101 0.449
15 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati Open 1:33.669 2.205 0.104
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:33.836 2.372 0.167
17 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1:33.852 2.388 0.016
18 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.175 2.711 0.323
19 50 Eugene Laverty Honda RCV1000R 1:34.210 2.746 0.035
20 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 1:34.311 2.847 0.101
21 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1:34.583 3.119 0.272
22 43 Jack Miller Honda RCV1000R 1:34.685 3.221 0.102
23 4 Ducati Test Rider Ducati GP14.2 1:36.209 4.745 1.524

 

Race Details
2014
Jorge Lorenzo tops the timesheets at 2pm on the final day of testing at Valencia, leading a very close group consisting of the two Repsol Hondas, the two Movistar Yamahas and the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha of Pol Espargaro. Both Honda and Yamaha are giving their 2015 bikes a run out, Nicky Hayden is out on the RC213V-RS, while the rest of the field are growing accustomed to their new mounts. Stefan Bradl and Loris Baz are testing Kayaba suspension, and evaluating them for use next season.Testing started in silence, the track still far too wet from yesterday's rain. But the sun came out and the wind picked up, and riders hit the track shortly before twelve. Michele Pirro was the first rider out, the Ducati test rider testing conditions and helping to create a dry line. Conditions are now good, the track getting warmer as it goes on.Times at 2pm:

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