Jerez November Test Final Times: Marquez Fastest On Second Day, Viñales Fastest Overall

Marc Marquez finished the second and final day of the Jerez MotoGP test at the top of the timesheets, after a day cut short by the weather. The riders took to the track early, the surface dry and in good condition. But a light rain started shortly after midday, and persisted for most of the afternoon. Though a number of riders got track time in the wet - important to test how the new engines responded on a wet track - any idea of setting a time was forgotten.

That left Maverick Viñales fastest overall, the Monster Energy Yamaha rider having set a scorching time on the first day of the test. Marquez' time on Tuesday was good enough to propel him to second place, a time set despite having a dislocated shoulder which will need surgery on Wednesday in Barcelona.

Alex Rins ended third fastest overall, the Suzuki Ecstar rider a fraction faster than Fabio Quartararo on the Petronas Yamaha. Joan Mir was fifth quickest, while Andrea Dovizioso put the factory Ducati into sixth place. 

The teams have now packed up and are heading back to their respective bases. The data gained at this test will be used to refine the prototypes tested here and prepare for the Sepang test in Malaysia, which will be held from 7th-9th of February 2020.

Tuesday final times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:37.820    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.837 0.017 0.017
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.959 0.139 0.122
4 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:37.964 0.144 0.005
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:37.973 0.153 0.009
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:37.986 0.166 0.013
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:38.100 0.280 0.114
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:38.113 0.293 0.013
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:38.211 0.391 0.098
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:38.352 0.532 0.141
11 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.442 0.622 0.090
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:38.452 0.632 0.010
13 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:38.674 0.854 0.222
14 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:38.813 0.993 0.139
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.940 1.120 0.127
16 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.962 1.142 0.022
17 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:39.224 1.404 0.262
18 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:39.594 1.774 0.370
19 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP20 1:39.845 2.025 0.251
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:39.880 2.060 0.035
21 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.884 2.064 0.004
22 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:39.943 2.123 0.059
23 15 Eric Granado Ducati GP19 1:49.921 12.101 9.978

Combined times from both days:

Pos No Rider Bike Combined Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:37.131    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:37.820 0.689 0.689
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.837 0.706 0.017
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:37.885 0.754 0.048
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.959 0.828 0.074
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:37.986 0.855 0.027
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:38.100 0.969 0.114
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:38.113 0.982 0.013
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:38.211 1.080 0.098
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:38.253 1.122 0.042
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:38.352 1.221 0.099
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:38.358 1.227 0.006
13 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.442 1.311 0.084
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.500 1.369 0.058
15 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:38.813 1.682 0.313
16 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.962 1.831 0.149
17 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:39.224 2.093 0.262
18 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.588 2.457 0.364
19 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:39.594 2.463 0.006
20 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP20 1:39.652 2.521 0.058
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:39.880 2.749 0.228
22 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:39.943 2.812 0.063
23 15 Eric Granado Ducati GP19 1:43.056 5.925 3.113
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Anyone know what iteration of bike was being used here? I know at Valencia there wasn't much new but both riders seem to be well up the order and running close together; this a 2020, a hybrid or the old 'un?

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From what I’ve read on this site and Aprilia’s own statements it’s the 2019 bike that they are using for working on general electronics strategies, certain smaller components and also chassis experiments for gathering data for the final development phase of the 2020 bike. There was a picture of Bradley’s bike with all kinds of sensors, especially laser beams to measure exact bike movements. 

Ideal it is not, but maybe not having the 2020 bike yet isn’t all bad. It may have the advantage to be able/forced to focus more in detail on some other stuff. And not having to produce several 2020 bikes already will probably maximise the time that can be put into development and responding to the latest needs of the most recent tyres for instance. 

I’m very curious how the new RS-GP will turn out to be. If it really is as different as rumour has it. And if so, if it will work. Would be cool if Aprilia manages to bring something really different within the current  creativity-killing regulations of ever-increasing standardisation - and actually go faster.

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seeing as how even ktm are inching (oops, sorry jinx...millimetering) their way to a beam frame, i kinda doubt it.

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Apparently Aprilia have a unique new front guard!

According to previously unreliable sources Aprilia have a new aerodynamic front guard.

This new device combines three* functions in one component.

1 it keeps water spray off the pilot & the bike

2 it's an aero wheel cover

3 it has cooling ducts for directing cool air into the brake calipers.

4 it is a carbon fibre fork brace

5 an adustable flux capacitor

6 also an advertising & sponsorship platform.

*Choose at least three (3) you think may be plausible.

I can hardly wait for the next big reveal from Noale.

Free red wine for all when Aprilia beats Ducati next.

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