Valencia MotoGP Test Wednesday 1pm Times: Marquez Fastest, Pol Espargaro Impresses

Marc Marquez is currently fastest on the second day of the test at Valencia, the Repsol Honda rider continuing work on the 2020 bike. Pol Espargaro is in an impressive second place, working on the second iteration of the new steel chassis which KTM have brought for the RC16.

There have been a few incidents in the morning, with crashes and fires happening. Iker Lecuona, Pol Espargaro, and brother Aleix have all had crashes this morning, while the Hondas of both test rider Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez have stopped with electronics issues. But Andrea Iannone had the worst of it, his Aprilia catching fire as he exited pit lane, causing a red flag.

Times at 1pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:30.664    
2 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:30.685 0.021 0.021
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:30.803 0.139 0.118
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:30.814 0.150 0.011
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:30.938 0.274 0.124
6 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.036 0.372 0.098
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:31.213 0.549 0.177
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.243 0.579 0.030
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:31.502 0.838 0.259
10 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:31.515 0.851 0.013
11 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:31.613 0.949 0.098
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.656 0.992 0.043
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.710 1.046 0.054
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.923 1.259 0.213
15 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP20 1:32.094 1.430 0.171
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:32.110 1.446 0.016
17 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:32.159 1.495 0.049
18 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:32.633 1.969 0.474
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.657 1.993 0.024
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP19 1:32.709 2.045 0.052
21 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.937 2.273 0.228
22 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:32.967 2.303 0.030
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Total votes: 32

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Just watched Iannone's fire...What happens when a bike hits the track (that doesn't happen when it is warmed up) other than engaging the transmission (and, eventually, more torque, lean angle and electronics support, I assume?) Iannone was exiting pit lane so I assume he hadn't "hit the track", yet. Just seems odd and an additional risk on top of the usual risks.

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Forward momentum happens, making pools of fluid shift about. And engine braking when throttle is rolled off, when looking downstream before coming on to track, will cause a brief induction blowback. 

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at full throttle down the start/finish straight when the engine let go.

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I'm looking for a big leap from JM36 with a little 2020 foresight. He will be taking the fight to MM by half season, imo...at which point MM will have about a 56 point lead but still

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thats a bit confusing JM i immediately thought of Jack Miller #36 is Mir.Thats short enough !:)

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