Sepang MotoGP Test Friday Final Times: Petronas Yamahas Lead Weather-hit Day

Rain disrupted both the middle and the end of the first day of the Sepang test, the riders losing three hours to a damp track. But the busiest riders still managed to record around 60 laps at the track.

Fabio Quartararo ended the day as fastest, just ahead of his Petronas Yamaha teammate Franco Morbidelli. Both riders were on the A-Spec bikes, the evolution of the 2019 machine Morbidelli will be riding in 2020. Alex Rins ended Friday as third fastest on the Suzuki, a quarter of a second behind Quartararo, and a few hundredths ahead of Cal Crutchlow on the LCR Honda.

Maverick Viñales was the fastest of the factory Yamahas despite a small crash, four tenths slower than Quartararo. Behind him in seventh, Aleix Espargaro led the Espargaro brothers, Aprilia rider Aleix a tenth quicker than KTM rider Pol. Joan Mir ended the day in ninth, six tenths off the Petronas Yamaha, and a thousandth of a second quicker than Valentino Rossi, who was tenth. 

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:58.945    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:58.996 0.051 0.051
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:59.195 0.250 0.199
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:59.234 0.289 0.039
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:59.236 0.291 0.002
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:59.367 0.422 0.131
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:59.427 0.482 0.060
8 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:59.536 0.591 0.109
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:59.568 0.623 0.032
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:59.569 0.624 0.001
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:59.666 0.721 0.097
12 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:59.676 0.731 0.010
13 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:59.918 0.973 0.242
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:59.939 0.994 0.021
15 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 2:00.017 1.072 0.078
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 2:00.131 1.186 0.114
17 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 2:00.136 1.191 0.005
18 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.371 1.426 0.235
19 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 2:00.464 1.519 0.093
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 2:00.511 1.566 0.047
21 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 2:00.519 1.574 0.008
22 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 2:00.750 1.805 0.231
23 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 2:00.815 1.870 0.065
24 90 Yamaha Test 1 Yamaha M1 2:01.080 2.135 0.265
25 91 Yamaha Test 2 Yamaha M1 2:01.744 2.799 0.664
26 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.150 4.205 1.406

Records from Sepang:

Year No Rider Bike Time Session
2019 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:58.239 Sepang Test
2019 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:58.303 Q2
2019 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:59.661 Race
           
2020 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:59.444 Sepang Shakedown
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