MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday Final Times: Lorenzo Dominates, Rossi Second

The sun came out at around 4pm at Sepang, and quickly dried off the rain which had fallen throughout the early afternoon. The track dried, and most of the field took to the track again, everyone chasing a fast lap. 

Jorge Lorenzo ended the day fastest, the only rider to get under the two minute mark, and ending the test nearly a second quicker than his teammate Valentino Rossi. The Hondas made an improvement, Marc Marquez leapfrogging over Cal Crutchlow to take third, the LCR Honda rider dropping to fourth ahead of Casey Stoner. Stoner was the fastest of the Ducatis, with Danilo Petrucci in seventh and Andrea Iannone in eighth.

Times at the end of the day at Sepang:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:59.580    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:00.556 0.976 0.976
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:00.883 1.303 0.327
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:00.992 1.412 0.109
5 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP15 Test 2:01.070 1.490 0.078
6 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:01.161 1.581 0.091
7 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:01.217 1.637 0.056
8 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.223 1.643 0.006
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:01.229 1.649 0.006
10 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.244 1.664 0.015
11 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:01.434 1.854 0.190
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.623 2.043 0.189
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:01.675 2.095 0.052
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:01.774 2.194 0.099
15 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:01.870 2.290 0.096
16 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:01.918 2.338 0.048
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:02.541 2.961 0.623
18 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.792 3.212 0.251
19 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 Test 2:02.940 3.360 0.148
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.012 3.432 0.072
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.183 3.603 0.171
22 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 2:03.519 3.939 0.336

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday 2:30pm - Yamahas Lead As Rain Comes

Light rain has started falling at Sepang, bringing proceedings to a halt. The insistent light rain with just a few hours of the test left makes it likely that the teams will soon pack up and leave, and start their preparations for the next test at Phillip Island in two weeks time.

The two Yamaha riders lead the rest by a big margin, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi swapping the top spot until Lorenzo stamped his authority on the timesheets. The Spaniard leads his Movistar Yamaha teammate by half a second, while Rossi is another half a second ahead of Marc Marquez. Fastest Ducati is Casey Stoner, over a tenth quicker than factory rider Andrea Iannone, while Cal Crutchlow was strong at the end once again, putting the LCR Honda into sixth, 1.3 seconds behind Lorenzo.

Times at 2:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.016    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:00.556 0.540 0.540
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:01.047 1.031 0.491
4 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP15 Test 2:01.096 1.080 0.049
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.223 1.207 0.127
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:01.353 1.337 0.130
7 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:01.434 1.418 0.081
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.623 1.607 0.189
9 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.660 1.644 0.037
10 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:01.774 1.758 0.114
11 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:02.051 2.035 0.277
12 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:02.071 2.055 0.020
13 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:02.141 2.125 0.070
14 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.202 2.186 0.061
15 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:02.541 2.525 0.339
16 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:02.568 2.552 0.027
17 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.792 2.776 0.224
18 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 Test 2:02.940 2.924 0.148
19 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.022 3.006 0.082
20 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.183 3.167 0.161
21 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:03.868 3.852 0.685
  50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2      

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday 1pm - Lorenzo Leads Stoner, Marquez, Rossi

Track action started late on the final day of testing at Sepang, after rain overnight and through the morning left the track wet. The track was empty until shortly after 11am, when Yamaha sent test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga out to test conditions. One by one more riders joined in, until the track was filled, the teams trying to get as much testing in as possible before the rain expected for this afternoon starts to fall.

Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest of the riders shortly after 1pm, the Movistar Yamaha rider leading Ducati test rider Casey Stoner by two tenths of a second. Marc Marquez is not far behind on the Repsol Honda, while Valentino Rossi shot up to fourth shortly after 1pm, demoting the two factory Suzukis of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales into fifth and sixth.

Times at 1:15pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.882    
2 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP15 Test 2:01.096 0.214 0.214
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:01.218 0.336 0.122
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:01.246 0.364 0.028
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.623 0.741 0.377
6 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.660 0.778 0.037
7 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:01.684 0.802 0.024
8 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.743 0.861 0.059
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:02.071 1.189 0.328
10 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:02.141 1.259 0.070
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.202 1.320 0.061
12 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:02.505 1.623 0.303
13 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:02.513 1.631 0.008
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:02.536 1.654 0.023
15 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:02.541 1.659 0.005
16 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:02.568 1.686 0.027
17 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.792 1.910 0.224
18 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 Test 2:02.940 2.058 0.148
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.183 2.301 0.243
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.187 2.305 0.004
21 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:03.868 2.986 0.681
  50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2      

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Tuesday Test Times Final: Petrucci Fastest Early, Lorenzo Fastest Late

Danilo Petrucci kept his place at the top of the timesheets on Tuesday, the Pramac Ducati rider having set a fast time in the morning. Only a few riders improved in the afternoon, when the riders were forced to use the harder tire after Loris Baz' blowout on the main straight. Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man on a hard tire, while Cal Crutchlow also made a big step forward with hard rubber.

Times at the end of Tuesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:00.095    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.155 0.060 0.060
3 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:00.387 0.292 0.232
4 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:00.843 0.748 0.456
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:00.899 0.804 0.056
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:01.021 0.926 0.122
7 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:01.049 0.954 0.028
8 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.052 0.957 0.003
9 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP15 Test 2:01.103 1.008 0.051
10 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:01.107 1.012 0.004
11 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.421 1.326 0.314
12 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:01.475 1.380 0.054
13 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:01.644 1.549 0.169
14 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:01.723 1.628 0.079
15 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:01.992 1.897 0.269
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.092 1.997 0.100
17 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:02.328 2.233 0.236
18 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.372 2.277 0.044
19 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:02.611 2.516 0.239
20 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 Test 2:02.691 2.596 0.080
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.876 2.781 0.185

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Tuesday Test Times 2pm: Ducatis Lead After Test Halted

Ducatis are topping the timesheets halfway through the second day of the Sepang MotoGP test. Danilo Petrucci set a quick time early, taking over top spot from Jorge Lorenzo, who looked like dominating the second day as he had the first. In the late morning, Hector Barbera joined Petrucci at the front, putting the GP14.2 behind the Pramac GP15.

Jorge Lorenzo is third fastest, nearly three quarters of a second off the time of Petrucci, but the Yamaha man suffered a crash in the early afternoon, sliding off at Turn 5 and damaging his M1. Pol Espargaro also crashed at around the same time, track grip reducing in the afternoon. Marc Marquez set the fourth fastest time, dropping nearly a second and a half off his best time from yesterday, and ending ahead of another pair of Ducatis, this time those of Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone.

Though the crashes of Lorenzo and Espargaro were a minor worry for Michelin, what appeared to be a much bigger problem occurred in the first hour of the day. Loris Baz got halfway down the main straight before his Avintia Ducati GP14.2 disintegrated in an explosion of bike and tire parts. Confusion among the marshals meant it took nearly a minute for the red flag to be shown, several riders passing the straight still littered with parts.

The cause of the crash is still not entirely clear, but has been narrowed down to three possible causes. A problem with the engine was ruled out by the data, leaving just three possibilities: either the rear suspension broke, causing the tire to be ripped open; or there was a construction fault with the rear tire; or the rear tire overheated due to it being underinflated.

There is still no official explanation, but underinflation appears to be the probable culprit. Baz had suffered problems with a rear tire earlier in the day, which were also caused by running dangerously low pressures, with the aim of producing more grip and a better lap time. As a safety precaution, Michelin has temporarily withdrawn the tire Baz crashed on, the softer of the two compounds, and imposed a minimum inflation pressure of 1.7 Bar. Normally, teams would be running around 1.5 or 1.6 Bar, but there have been rumors of some of the teams at the bottom of the standings playing around with low tire pressures in search of extra grip.

Times shortly after 2pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:00.095    
2 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:00.387 0.292 0.292
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.833 0.738 0.446
4 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:00.843 0.748 0.010
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:01.049 0.954 0.206
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.052 0.957 0.003
7 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.421 1.326 0.369
8 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:01.475 1.380 0.054
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:01.604 1.509 0.129
10 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:01.644 1.549 0.040
11 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP15 Test 2:01.699 1.604 0.055
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:01.723 1.628 0.024
13 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:01.992 1.897 0.269
14 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:02.248 2.153 0.256
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:02.328 2.233 0.080
16 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:02.331 2.236 0.003
17 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.372 2.277 0.041
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:02.611 2.516 0.239
19 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 Test 2:02.710 2.615 0.099
20 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.745 2.650 0.035
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.876 2.781 0.131
 

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Times Monday: Lorenzo Leads, Rossi, Pedrosa and Ducatis Follow

Final times at the end of testing on Monday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.684    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:01.717 1.033 1.033
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:01.780 1.096 0.063
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:01.811 1.127 0.031
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.912 1.228 0.101
6 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:02.002 1.318 0.090
7 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:02.278 1.594 0.276
8 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:02.338 1.654 0.060
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.539 1.855 0.201
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:02.586 1.902 0.047
11 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.645 1.961 0.059
12 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:02.646 1.962 0.001
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.650 1.966 0.004
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:02.916 2.232 0.266
15 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:03.026 2.342 0.110
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP16 Test 2:03.203 2.519 0.177
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:03.204 2.520 0.001
18 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.463 2.779 0.259
19 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 2:03.565 2.881 0.102
20 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.978 3.294 0.413
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:04.075 3.391 0.097

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Times at 2:30pm - Lorenzo Dominates the Ducatis

Testing continues at Sepang, though the teams have now all stopped for lunch, and to sit out the intense heat of the middle of the day. There are a few changes at the top of the standings, the most significant being the influx of Ducatis into the top of the timesheets. Jorge Lorenzo leads, though, with an impressive time nearly a second faster than the rest of the field. In second place, Danilo Petrucci has put on an imposing showing on the Pramac Ducati, leading the factory bike of Andrea Iannone. The two Repsol Hondas follow, Dani Pedrosa quicker than Marc Marquez, while Scott Redding on the second Pramac bike leads Valentino Rossi on the second Yamaha. Aleix Espargaro is the first of the Suzukis, nearly 1.7 off the time of Lorenzo, but within seven tenths of the fastest Ducatis.

Times at 2:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.863    
2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:01.811 0.948 0.948
3 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.912 1.049 0.101
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:02.125 1.262 0.213
5 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:02.278 1.415 0.153
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:02.338 1.475 0.060
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:02.472 1.609 0.134
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.539 1.676 0.067
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:02.600 1.737 0.061
10 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:02.646 1.783 0.046
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.695 1.832 0.049
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:02.916 2.053 0.221
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:03.074 2.211 0.158
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:03.154 2.291 0.080
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.463 2.600 0.309
16 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:03.463 2.600 0.000
17 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 2:03.565 2.702 0.102
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:03.672 2.809 0.107
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.978 3.115 0.306
20 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:04.182 3.319 0.204
21 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP16 Test 2:06.487 5.624 2.305

 

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2016

2016 Sepang MotoGP Monday Test Times at 12 noon - Lorenzo Leads Usual Top Four

The 2016 MotoGP season is now well underway, with bikes on track for the last two hours, under clear skies and hot temperatures. Despite the major changes in technical regulations, the top four remain exactly the same. Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo leads, the Movistar Yamaha rider the only man to get into the 2'01s. Dani Pedrosa leads the Repsol Honda pairing, three tenths behind Lorenzo and three tenths ahead of Marc Marquez, while Valentino Rossi rounds out the top four, 0.840 behind his Yamaha teammate.

Behind the top four, the Ducatis reign supreme, Danilo Petrucci leading Andrea Dovizioso, Hector Barbera, Yonny Hernandez, Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone filling out the top ten. Six Ducatis in the top ten is a sign of the strength of the Italian manufacturer this season.

The new front tire which Michelin have brought to the test appears to have made a big improvement. So far, only Bradley Smith has suffered a crash, the rest have all remained upright. Michelin have brought five different front tires for the riders to evaluate, a mixture of different compounds and constructions.

Times at 12 noon:

Pos Time Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:01.814    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:02.125 0.311 0.311
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:02.443 0.629 0.318
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:02.654 0.840 0.211
5 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:02.666 0.852 0.012
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.695 0.881 0.029
7 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:02.760 0.946 0.065
8 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:02.916 1.102 0.156
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 2:02.922 1.108 0.006
10 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP15 2:02.972 1.158 0.050
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:03.154 1.340 0.182
12 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:03.166 1.352 0.012
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:03.177 1.363 0.011
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:03.407 1.593 0.230
15 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:03.463 1.649 0.056
16 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.978 2.164 0.515
17 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:04.140 2.326 0.162
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:04.182 2.368 0.042
19 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 2:04.284 2.470 0.102
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:04.455 2.641 0.171

 

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2016

Jerez World Superbike Test, Day 2: Sykes Leaves Jerez Test As Fastest, Ducatis Impress

If the first day of the combined WSBK test was hampered by a wet track at the start, on Wednesday, it was fog which delayed the action. The fog blanketed the track at 10am, when the track was due to open, but it lifted quickly in the warmth of the Andalusian sun. An extra ten minutes was tacked on to the end of the day, to compensate for the loss of the hour or so in the morning.

It may have been a different day, but the timesheets still had the same leader. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes continued to dominate the timesheets, becoming the first WSBK rider to lap the track in under 1'40, posting a lap of 1'39.924, three tenths under the pole record at the track. The two factory Aruba.it Ducatis were close behind, Davide Giuliano impressing with a 1'40.047, Chaz Davies finishing third six hundredths of a second slower than his teammate. 

Nicky Hayden's adaptation to WSBK is progressing well, the American beating his Ten Kate Honda teammate by under a tenth of a second and finishing with the fourth fastest time. Michael van der Mark was fifth, ahead of Xavi Fores on the Barni Racing Ducati. Jonathan Rea was uncharacteristically slow, ending the day in seventh without ever chasing a really hot lap. The Kawasaki man ended just ahead of the Pata Yamaha of Sylvain Guintoli, Alex Lowes considerably slower, still struggling with a shoulder injury.

Australian newcomer Josh Brookes made a big step forward on the Milwaukee BMW, ending with the 10th time, but lapping two seconds quicker than on Tuesday. Leon Camier put the MV Agusta into 11th, while Brookes' teammate Karel Abraham ended in twelfth.

In the World Supersport class, it was Kenan Sofuoglu who was fastest once again, extending his lead over his teammate Randy Krummenacher to nearly half a second. Lorenzo Zanetti was third fastest on the MV Agusta, while Jules Cluzel is still some way off the pace, ending the day in fourth, 1.7 seconds behind Sofuoglu.

Times from Jerez:

World Superbike
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:39.924    
2 34 Davide Giugliano Ducati 1199R 1:40.047 0.123 0.123
3 7 Chaz Davies Ducati 1199R 1:40.110 0.186 0.063
4 69 Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.534 0.610 0.424
5 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.601 0.677 0.067
6 12 Xavi Fores Ducati 1199R 1:40.761 0.837 0.160
7 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:40.856 0.932 0.095
8 50 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha YZF-R1 1:41.018 1.094 0.162
9 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 1:41.361 1.437 0.343
10 25 Josh Brookes BMW S1000RR 1:41.826 1.902 0.465
11 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta F4 1:42.182 2.258 0.356
12 17 Karel Abraham BMW S1000RR 1:42.628 2.704 0.446
13 20 Sylvain Barrier Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:42.886 2.962 0.258
14 11 Saeed Al Sulaiti Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:45.007 5.083 2.121
World Supersport
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:43.091    
2 21 Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:43.582 0.491 0.491
3 87 Lorenzo Zanetti MV Agusta F3 1:44.278 1.187 0.696
4 16 Jules Cluzel MV Agusta F3 1:44.802 1.711 0.524
5 55 Ilya Mihalchick Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:44.938 1.847 0.136
6 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:45.637 2.546 0.699
7 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:46.309 3.218 0.672
STK 1000
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 36 Tati Mercado Ducati 1199R 1:42.641    
2 112 Mike Rinaldi Ducati 1199R 1:42.969 0.328 0.328
3 111 Jeremy Guarnoni Yamaha YZF-R1 1:44.044 1.403 1.075
4 23 Christophe Ponsson Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:44.993 2.352 0.949
BSB
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 77 James Ellison Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:42.442    
2 160 Peter Hickman Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:43.420 0.978 0.978

 

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2016

Jerez World Superbike Test, Day 1: Sykes Fastest, Hayden Impresses, Krummenacher Makes Strong Debut

Tom Sykes was the fastest man after the first day of the group test for World Superbike series, lapping well under the race lap record set by teammate Jonathan Rea here last September. The Kawasaki riders showed that the ZX-10R is already an extremely competitive machine, needing only some minor fettling to get it ready for 2016.

Chaz Davies took second place, just over a tenth behind Rea, the Aruba.it Ducati man benefiting from a couple of days test at Portimao last week, and already up to speed. Davies ended over a tenth ahead of reigning world champion Jonathan Rea, the second Kawasaki man nearly a third of a second off the pace of his teammate. Nicky Hayden showed he is making the transition to the World Superbike series extremely well, not far off the pace of Rea and even heading the timesheets at one point. Hayden and Ten Kate Honda teammate Michael van der Mark put in a lot of laps on Tuesday, and were out early on when the track was still drying.

Alex Lowes was fifth fastest on the Yamaha YZF-R1, despite still lacking strength in his shoulder from a crash at the end of last year. The Pata Yamaha team still have plenty of work to do, but the pace of the new Yamaha is already promising. Teammate Sylvain Guintoli was not quite so fast, ending the day in 9th.

Davide Giugliano is another rider returning from injury, but Giugliano's recovery period has been much longer. The factory Ducati rider is still regaining fitness after fracturing vertebrae last year, so posting the sixth fastest time was a positive start.

In the World Supersport class, Kenan Sofuoglu made a strong start, the Kawasaki man fastest once again on the ZX-6R. His teammate Randy Krummenacher, freshly switched from the Moto2 paddock, made a very strong impression, finishing under two tenths off the pace of the four-time World Supersport champion.

Times after the first day of testing:

World Superbike
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:40.882    
2 7 Chaz Davies Ducati 1199R 1:41.041 0.159 0.159
3 65 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:41.210 0.328 0.169
4 69 Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.371 0.489 0.161
5 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 1:41.505 0.623 0.134
6 34 Davide Giugliano Ducati 1199R 1:41.792 0.910 0.287
7 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.891 1.009 0.099
8 12 Xavi Fores Ducati 1199R 1:41.900 1.018 0.009
9 50 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha YZF-R1 1:42.165 1.283 0.265
10 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta F4 1:42.896 2.014 0.731
11 20 Sylvain Barrier Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:43.836 2.954 0.940
12 25 Josh Brookes BMW S1000RR 1:43.923 3.041 0.087
13 17 Karel Abraham BMW S1000RR 1:45.462 4.580 1.539
14 11 Saeed Al Sulaiti Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:47.211 6.329 1.749
World Supersport
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:44.059    
2 21 Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:44.232 0.173 0.173
3 87 Lorenzo Zanetti MV Agusta F3 1:44.806 0.747 0.574
4 55 Ilya Mihalchick Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:45.810 1.751 1.004
5 16 Jules Cluzel MV Agusta F3 1:47.519 3.460 1.709
6 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:47.874 3.815 0.355
7 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:49.847 5.788 1.973
BSB
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 77 James Ellison Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:43.808    
2 160 Peter Hickman Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:44.679 0.871 0.871
STK 1000
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 36 Tati Mercado Ducati 1199R 1:43.747    
2 112 Mike Rinaldi Ducati 1199R 1:44.157 0.410 0.410
3 111 Jeremy Guarnoni Yamaha YZF-R1 1:44.229 0.482 0.072
4 23 Christophe Ponsson Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:44.731 0.984 0.502

 

Race Details
2016

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