2019 Sepang MotoGP Test Thursday Final Times: Maverick Viñales Within A Hair Of The Lap Record

Maverick Viñales comes within seven hundredths of a second of Jorge Lorenzo's fastest two-wheeled lap around Sepang, set during the test last year.

Final times on Thursday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:58.897    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:59.424 0.527 0.527
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:59.517 0.620 0.093
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:59.562 0.665 0.045
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:59.566 0.669 0.004
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:59.625 0.728 0.059
7 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:59.664 0.767 0.039
8 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:59.790 0.893 0.126
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:59.845 0.948 0.055
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:59.966 1.069 0.121
11 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:59.973 1.076 0.007
12 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:59.995 1.098 0.022
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 2:00.101 1.204 0.106
14 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 2:00.108 1.211 0.007
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 2:00.151 1.254 0.043
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 2:00.230 1.333 0.079
17 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 2:00.305 1.408 0.075
18 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 2:00.510 1.613 0.205
19 66 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 2:00.523 1.626 0.013
20 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 2:00.672 1.775 0.149
21 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.876 1.979 0.204
22 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 2:01.245 2.348 0.369
23 T1 Nakasuga/Nozane Yamaha M1 2:01.406 2.509 0.161
24 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.654 2.757 0.248
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 2:01.859 2.962 0.205
26 T2 Nakasuga/Nozane Yamaha M1 2:02.989 4.092 1.130
27 85 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 2:03.276 4.379 0.287

Record laps:

Year No Rider Bike Time Event
2018 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP18 1:58.830 Sepang Test
2015 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:59.053 Qualifying
2015 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.606 Race
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It looks like Zarco has gained some significant ground with the RC16. I wasn't expecting him to be that close to the top 10 after the latest commentary I've heard from him.

 

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a bit concern how CC35 ride on '59 pace just after carrer threatning injury.. cc more prone to crash than others..and actually he did crash today..cross my finger he'll be fine in last day. other concern for syahrin who consistently at bottom, even behind slowest rookie oliveira..he should be with petronas yamaha for his carrer sake.

 

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and close test, really bodes well, I hope! Quietly impressed with Quartararo again...

Total votes: 11

Maverick has his mojo back. Over half a second per lap quicker, that's handy.

I know it is only testing, but wow! Alex Rins even faster. Four Suzukis, I think I've read that right.

Jack Miller can ride a motorbike.

Welcome back Cal, fastest Honda. Hope the ankle is all better now.

4 different manufactureres in the top five.

5 KTMs on track, seems like a serious effort. Only 2 Aprilia, get well soon & go faster, Andrea Iannone.

Total votes: 11

This test underlines the promise of the next season:

  1. The rookies all look really fast. The class right across the grid is astonishing.
  2. Looks like the pressure will really be on between the three guys on GP19s, and those guys will need to keep an eye on Rabat, And Bagnaia is only .3 slower than Rabat here.
  3. Zarco looks a lot faster on the KTM than we might have expected after Valencia.
  4. The really worrying thiing though is that a Marquez who surely cannot be full fit after his shoulder surgery is quick and we can probably say the same about Cal C too. It will be hard to remove the favouritism from MM and Honda at this stage. And with JL coming back and a team boss who will surely keep revving up the 3d printer to do whatever he darn well wants, I reckon they are odds on to take Manufacturer title too.
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