Marco Bezzecchi topped the timesheets in a busy at Jerez, the riders circulating in near ideal conditions on a track full of rubber and warm but not excessive asphalt temperatures. Bezzecchi's Mooney VR46 Ducati teammate Luca Marini was second quickest, while Fabio Quartararo exploited the additional grip of the test to end as third fastest.
Fabio Di Giannantonio was fourth quickest, just under four tenths slower than Bezzecchi, the Gresini Ducati rider, like the two Mooney VR46 riders, not having much to work on beyond settings and his position on the bike.
Maverick Viñales was the fastest Aprilia rider in fifth, who finished ahead of Sunday's winner Pecco Bagnaia on the factory Ducati. Brad Binder was the quickest KTM rider in eighth, while Joan Mir was the best Honda rider in fifteenth.
The Honda riders had a tough day, with all four riders at the test falling off. Joan Mir crashed under braking for Turn 6, while both LCR Honda riders, Alex Rins and Takaaki Nakagami crashed during the day as well. HRC test rider Stefan Bradl also managed to crash, falling while riding the new chassis built for Honda by Kalex. The frame was undamaged, meaning Joan Mir also got the opportunity to ride the frame.
|4||49||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Ducati||1'36.963||0.389||0.238|
?!? Where is the Yamaha test…
?!? Where is the Yamaha test rider? Don't they care any more?