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2017 Phillip Island WSBK Test, Day 2: Rea, Jacobsen Fastest

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Jonathan Rea has topped the final World Superbike test of the 2017 preseason, a few days before the season kicks off in earnest at Phillip Island. The reigning champion was fastest in the morning session, though he had to cede top spot to Marco Melandri in the afternoon. But the Kawasaki man had gone fast enough in the morning to just edge the Ducati of Melandri, and end the test as fastest overall.

Chaz Davies was third fastest, three tenths off the time of his Ducati teammate Melandri, but still ahead of the Kawasaki if Tom Sykes. Xavi Fores made it three Ducatis in the top five, while Leon Camier put the MV Agusta into 6th place, in what is a promising start to the 2017 season.

The MV Agusta topped the timesheets in the World Supersport class, PJ Jacobsen taking a big lead over Roby Rolfo. The American led the Italian - also aboard an MV Agusta 675 - in the morning, but Rolfo was unable to improve his time, suffering a crash towards the end of the morning session, colliding with Gino Rea. Jules Cluzel put the Honda into third spot, just ahead of the two Yamahas of Lucas Mahias and Federico Caricasulo. Kenan Sofuoglu rode, but was forced to withdraw from the two opening rounds of World Supersport after a hand injury proved to be causing him too much pain.

World Superbike times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Session
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:30.545     FP1
2 33 Marco Melandri Ducati Panigale R 1:30.575 0.030 0.030 FP2
3 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R 1:30.893 0.348 0.318 FP2
4 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.044 0.499 0.151 FP1
5 12 Xavi Forés Ducati Panigale R 1:31.226 0.681 0.182 FP1
6 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta 1000 F4 1:31.293 0.748 0.067 FP2
7 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:31.449 0.904 0.156 FP2
8 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.629 1.084 0.180 FP2
9 81 Jordi Torres BMW S 1000 RR 1:31.673 1.128 0.044 FP1
10 88 Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.783 1.238 0.110 FP2
11 15 Alex De Angelis Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.794 1.249 0.011 FP1
12 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:31.881 1.336 0.087 FP1
13 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.936 1.391 0.055 FP2
14 69 Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.952 1.407 0.016 FP1
15 21 Markus Reiterberger BMW S 1000 RR 1:32.071 1.526 0.119 FP1
16 40 Roman Ramos Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.205 1.660 0.134 FP1
17 25 Josh Brookes Yamaha YZF R1 1:32.396 1.851 0.191 FP2
18 84 Riccardo Russo Yamaha YZF R1 1:32.771 2.226 0.375 FP1
19 6 Stefan Bradl Honda CBR1000RR 1:32.796 2.251 0.025 FP1
20 37 Ondrej Jezek Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.856 2.311 0.060 FP2
21 86 Ayrton Badovini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:33.139 2.594 0.283 FP1

World Supersport times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Session
1 99 PJ Jacobsen MV Agusta F3 675 1:33.688     FP1
2 44 Roberto Rolfo MV Agusta F3 675 1:34.188 0.500 0.500 FP1
3 16 Jules Cluzel Honda CBR600RR 1:34.272 0.584 0.084 FP1
4 144 Lucas Mahias Yamaha YZF R6 1:34.461 0.773 0.189 FP1
5 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R6 1:34.480 0.792 0.019 FP1
6 81 Luke Stapleford Triumph Daytona 675 1:34.854 1.166 0.374 FP2
7 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:34.865 1.177 0.011 FP1
8 25 Alex Baldolini MV Agusta F3 675 1:34.925 1.237 0.060 FP1
9 66 Niki Tuuli Yamaha YZF R6 1:34.950 1.262 0.025 FP1
10 78 Hikari Okubo Honda CBR600RR 1:35.049 1.361 0.099 FP1
11 4 Gino Rea Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.068 1.380 0.019 FP1
12 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.106 1.418 0.038 FP1
13 77 Kyle Ryde Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.129 1.441 0.023 FP1
14 41 Aidan Wagner Honda CBR600RR 1:35.135 1.447 0.006 FP1
15 13 Ant West Yamaha YZF R6 1:35.153 1.465 0.018 FP2
16 111 Kyle Smith Honda CBR600RR 1:35.159 1.471 0.006 FP2
17 26 Kazuki Watanabe Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.209 1.521 0.050 FP2
18 65 Michele Canducci Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.270 1.582 0.061 FP2
19 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.296 1.608 0.026 FP1
20 11 Christian Gamarino Honda CBR600RR 1:35.313 1.625 0.017 FP2
21 83 Lachlan Epis Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:35.656 1.968 0.343 FP1
22 70 Robin Mulhauser Honda CBR600RR 1:35.745 2.057 0.089 FP1
23 35 Stefan Hill Triumph Daytona 675 1:36.108 2.420 0.363 FP2
24 32 Sheridan Morais Yamaha YZF R6 1:37.399 3.711 1.291 FP1
25 7 Davide Pizzoli MV Agusta F3 675 1:38.991 5.303 1.592 FP2
26 22 Matt Edwards Triumph Daytona 675 1:42.409 8.721 3.418 FP2

 

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2017 Phillip Island WSBK Test: Fores, Cluzel Top Weather-Affected Day

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After three glorious days for MotoGP testing, the weather at Phillip Island has taken a turn for the worse. The first day of the final two-day test for the WorldSBK series ahead of this weekend's opener was hampered by strong winds and intermittent showers, wreaking havoc on the teams' testing programs.

The World Supersport series had the best of the weather, the first hour of the morning taking place on a track that was pretty well dry, but the rain hit shortly after that. Showers continued through the first session for the World Superbike class, but relented in the afternoon, giving the WorldSBK men a little dry track time.

Xavi Forés ended the day on top of the timesheets in the World Superbike class, putting in a couple of quick laps at the very end of the day. The Barni Ducati rider bumped reigning WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea off top spot, the Kawasaki rider holding on to second ahead of Marco Melandri on the factory Ducati. Michael van der Mark, who led the timesheets early on in the session, finished fourth on the Yamaha, just ahead of Leon Camier on the MV Agusta.

In the World Supersport class, it was Jules Cluzel who was quickest, the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda rider taking over from Robbie Rolfo on the MV Agusta. Kyle Smith was the third fastest man, finishing ahead of Hikari Okubo. All times were set in the morning, as the WorldSSP class' afternoon session remained wet.

Kenan Sofuoglu made his first return to the track after breaking bones in his hand. The reigning World Supersport champion went out on track in the morning, but did not ride in the afternoon, not willing to risk falling and reinjuring his hand in the tricky conditions on track.

World Superbike times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Session
1 12 Xavi Forés Ducati Panigale R 1:31.412     FP2
2 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.823 0.411 0.411 FP2
3 33 Marco Melandri Ducati Panigale R 1:32.216 0.804 0.393 FP2
4 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 1:32.440 1.028 0.224 FP2
5 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta 1000 F4 1:32.591 1.179 0.151 FP2
6 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.663 1.251 0.072 FP2
7 15 Alex De Angelis Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.687 1.275 0.024 FP2
8 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R 1:32.723 1.311 0.036 FP2
9 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:32.837 1.425 0.114 FP2
10 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 1:33.169 1.757 0.332 FP2
11 69 Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR 1:33.198 1.786 0.029 FP2
12 6 Stefan Bradl Honda CBR1000RR 1:33.353 1.941 0.155 FP2
13 81 Jordi Torres BMW S 1000 RR 1:33.482 2.070 0.129 FP2
14 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:33.635 2.223 0.153 FP2
15 21 Markus Reiterberger BMW S 1000 RR 1:33.836 2.424 0.201 FP2
16 25 Josh Brookes Yamaha YZF R1 1:34.259 2.847 0.423 FP2
17 88 Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.822 3.410 0.563 FP2
18 40 Roman Ramos Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:35.385 3.973 0.563 FP2
19 84 Riccardo Russo Yamaha YZF R1 1:35.395 3.983 0.010 FP2
20 86 Ayrton Badovini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:37.210 5.798 1.815 FP2
21 37 Ondrej Jezek Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:38.558 7.146 1.348 FP2

World Supersport times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Session
1 16 Jules Cluzel Honda CBR600RR 1:35.365     FP1
2 44 Roberto Rolfo MV Agusta F3 675 1:35.559 0.194 0.194 FP1
3 111 Kyle Smith Honda CBR600RR 1:36.031 0.666 0.472 FP1
4 78 Hikari Okubo Honda CBR600RR 1:36.187 0.822 0.156 FP1
5 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:36.263 0.898 0.076 FP1
6 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:36.264 0.899 0.001 FP1
7 144 Lucas Mahias Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.317 0.952 0.053 FP1
8 4 Gino Rea Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:36.399 1.034 0.082 FP1
9 99 PJ Jacobsen MV Agusta F3 675 1:36.558 1.193 0.159 FP1
10 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:36.578 1.213 0.020 FP1
11 66 Niki Tuuli Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.643 1.278 0.065 FP1
12 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R6 1:36.867 1.502 0.224 FP1
13 25 Alex Baldolini MV Agusta F3 675 1:36.883 1.518 0.016 FP1
14 77 Kyle Ryde Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:37.127 1.762 0.244 FP1
15 81 Luke Stapleford Triumph Daytona 675 1:37.260 1.895 0.133 FP1
16 70 Robin Mulhauser Honda CBR600RR 1:37.274 1.909 0.014 FP1
17 26 Kazuki Watanabe Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:37.524 2.159 0.250 FP1
18 83 Lachlan Epis Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:37.675 2.310 0.151 FP1
19 41 Aidan Wagner Honda CBR600RR 1:37.798 2.433 0.123 FP1
20 32 Sheridan Morais Yamaha YZF R6 1:37.915 2.550 0.117 FP1
21 13 Ant West Yamaha YZF R6 1:38.670 3.305 0.755 FP1
22 65 Michele Canducci Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:39.392 4.027 0.722 FP1
23 11 Christian Gamarino Honda CBR600RR 1:39.787 4.422 0.395 FP1
24 35 Stefan Hill Triumph Daytona 675 1:42.930 7.565 3.143 FP1
25 22 Matt Edwards Triumph Daytona 675 1:43.095 7.730 0.165 FP1
26 7 Davide Pizzoli MV Agusta F3 675 1:45.672 10.307 2.577 FP1

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Friday Times: Viñales Ends Australia As Fastest

Maverick Viñales has ended the third preseason MotoGP test of 2017 at the top of the timesheets. The Movistar Yamaha rider started the day with a succession of quick laps which would not be beaten, before getting down to the long grind of development work, turning a total of 101 laps.

Marc Marquez leaves Phillip Island as second fastest, the Repsol Honda rider the only other man to get into the 1'28s. Marquez' program was almost as punishing as Viñales, turning 96 laps in addition to the 107 he ran on Thursday. He is joined by his teammate Dani Pedrosa at the top of the timesheets, the Spanish veteran recovered slightly from his throat infection and strong enough to post the third best time.

Jonas Folger rounded out a very strong test in Australia with the fourth fastest time, and ended as second Yamaha. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider was just a few thousandths slower than Pedrosa, and just a few hundreds quicker than Cal Crutchlow, the LCR Honda rider finishing in fifth.

Alex Rins ended a good test at Phillip Island in sixth place, half a second behind Viñales. The Suzuki rider made astonishing progress over the course of three days, improving his time by over 2.3 seconds from Wednesday to Friday. He was not the most improved rider: that honor fell to Bradley Smith on the KTM, who improved his best lap by 2.7 seconds between Wednesday and Friday. A full list of improvement over the three days appears under Friday's results.

Andrea Dovizioso was the fastest Ducati, the Italian ending the day seven tenths off the pace of Viñales. And much to the relief of Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo made a big improvement to move up to eighth spot, under a tenth off the pace of his teammate. Jack Miller was ninth quickest on the Marc VDS Honda, while Aleix Espargaro rounded out the top ten on the Aprilia. Valentino Rossi ended the test just outside the top ten, over nine tenths slower than his teammate.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:28.549    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:28.843 0.294 0.294
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:29.033 0.484 0.190
4 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:29.042 0.493 0.009
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:29.101 0.552 0.059
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.103 0.554 0.002
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:29.248 0.699 0.145
8 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:29.342 0.793 0.094
9 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:29.358 0.809 0.016
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:29.361 0.812 0.003
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.470 0.921 0.109
12 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.547 0.998 0.077
13 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:29.615 1.066 0.068
14 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:29.670 1.121 0.055
15 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:29.792 1.243 0.122
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:29.857 1.308 0.065
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:29.977 1.428 0.120
18 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:29.978 1.429 0.001
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:29.984 1.435 0.006
20 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:30.005 1.456 0.021
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.200 1.651 0.195
22 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:30.452 1.903 0.252

Times over three days, sorted by most improved rider from slowest day to fastest day:

No Rider Bike Wednesday Thursday Friday Improvement Fastest Lap
38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.690 1:31.704 1:29.978 2.712 1:29.978
42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.432 1:29.802 1:29.103 2.329 1:29.103
22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.307 1:30.895 1:30.200 2.107 1:30.200
45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.755 1:30.435 1:30.005 1.750 1:30.005
94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:30.578 1:29.664 1:29.042 1.536 1:29.042
41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.802 1:29.501 1:29.361 1.441 1:29.361
25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:29.989 1:28.847 1:28.549 1.440 1:28.549
19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:30.770 1:29.411 1:29.984 1.359 1:29.411
44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:31.200 1:30.645 1:29.857 1.343 1:29.857
99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:30.631 1:30.197 1:29.342 1.289 1:29.342
76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:31.249 1:30.852 1:29.977 1.272 1:29.977
26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:30.281 1:30.245 1:29.033 1.248 1:29.033
5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:30.867 1:29.880 1:29.670 1.197 1:29.670
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:30.410 1:29.483 1:29.248 1.162 1:29.248
43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:30.426 1:29.838 1:29.358 1.068 1:29.358
17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:31.179 1:30.142 1:30.452 1.037 1:30.142
8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:30.771 1:30.352 1:29.792 0.979 1:29.792
35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:30.065 1:29.325 1:29.101 0.964 1:29.101
93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:29.497 1:29.309 1:28.843 0.654 1:28.843
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:30.262 1:30.150 1:29.615 0.647 1:29.615
29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.926 1:29.947 1:29.547 0.400 1:29.547
46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.683 1:29.674 1:29.470 0.213 1:29.470

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test 11:45 Friday Times: Viñales Leads, Folger Impresses

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Times after two hours of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:28.549    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:28.844 0.295 0.295
3 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:29.042 0.493 0.198
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:29.248 0.699 0.206
5 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:29.358 0.809 0.110
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:29.400 0.851 0.042
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.470 0.921 0.070
8 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.572 1.023 0.102
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.643 1.094 0.071
10 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:29.652 1.103 0.009
11 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:29.669 1.120 0.017
12 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:29.796 1.247 0.127
13 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:29.908 1.359 0.112
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:29.983 1.434 0.075
15 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:30.138 1.589 0.155
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:30.275 1.726 0.137
17 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:30.452 1.903 0.177
18 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.481 1.932 0.029
19 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:30.594 2.045 0.113
20 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:30.690 2.141 0.096
21 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:30.778 2.229 0.088
22 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:30.817 2.268 0.039

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Thursday Final Times: Viñales Fastest, Aprilia, Suzuki Debut New Fairings

Maverick Viñales has returned to the top of the timesheets on Thursday, stepping up the pace on his Movistar Yamaha to end the second day of test at Phillip Island as the fastest man. Viñales' pace was relentless, topping the timesheets early in the day with a run of three laps of 1'28, then adding two more 1'28s at the end of the day.

Nobody else could get close. Marc Marquez was the fastest of those who tried, ending just under half a second slower than Viñales, and never going faster than 1'29.309. Once again, however, the Repsol Honda rider's work ethic and race pace was fearsome, cranking out a grand total of 107 laps (over 20% more than his rivals), and a grand total of 44 laps in the 1'29s.

That the Honda RC213V is working well was demonstrated by Cal Crutchlow, the LCR Honda rider ending the day in 3rd, just behind Marquez, and ahead of a brace of Ducatis. Once again, Alvaro Bautista impressed on the Pull&Bear Aspar Ducati GP16, less than a tenth off the time of Crutchow, and under a tenth ahead of the first factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso. 

Aleix Espargaro put in a quick lap early in the day on the Aprilia RS-GP, to take an impressive sixth place. Towards the end of the day, Aprilia debuted their aerodynamic fairing, a solution with two large loops at each side of the nose. They were joined by Suzuki, whose own aerodynamic fairing more closely resembled the solution used by Yamaha.

Jonas Folger continued to impress, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider seventh on Thursday at Phillip Island, over a tenth ahead of Valentino Rossi. The Yamaha veteran celebrated his 38th birthday with an eighth best time, over eight tenths slower than his teammate.. Alex Rins had a very strong day on the Suzuki, finishing in ninth and well ahead of his teammate, while Jack Miller rounded out the top ten on the Marc VDS Honda.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:28.847    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:29.309 0.462 0.462
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:29.325 0.478 0.016
4 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:29.411 0.564 0.086
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:29.483 0.636 0.072
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:29.501 0.654 0.018
7 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:29.664 0.817 0.163
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.674 0.827 0.010
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.802 0.955 0.128
10 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:29.838 0.991 0.036
11 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:29.880 1.033 0.042
12 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.947 1.100 0.067
13 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:30.142 1.295 0.195
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:30.150 1.303 0.008
15 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:30.197 1.350 0.047
16 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:30.245 1.398 0.048
17 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:30.352 1.505 0.107
18 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:30.435 1.588 0.083
19 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:30.645 1.798 0.210
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:30.852 2.005 0.207
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.895 2.048 0.043
22 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:31.704 2.857 0.809

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test 11:45 Thursday Times: Viñales Takes Big Lead

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The second day of testing for the MotoGP class is underway at Phillip Island. The day kicked off with fifteen minutes of practice starts for the riders, after which almost the entire field took to the track to make use of near perfect conditions. 

Maverick Viñales made the best use of the opportunity, putting in an early time attack to go top, with three laps in the 1'28s in a row. Viñales has then settled into the 1'29s, along with Marc Marquez, who is currently second. Aleix Espargaro pushed for a quick lap early, the Aprilia rider currently in third, ahead of Cal Crutchlow on the LCR Honda. Valentino Rossi is currently fifth, eight tenths behind his Movistar Yamaha teammate on his 38th birthday.

Dani Pedrosa is absent from the timesheets this morning. The Repsol Honda rider has a throat infection, and so is being treated in the Clinica Mobile.

Results after two hours of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:28.846    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:29.309 0.463 0.463
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:29.502 0.656 0.193
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:29.662 0.816 0.160
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.674 0.828 0.012
6 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:29.693 0.847 0.019
7 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:29.956 1.110 0.263
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:29.992 1.146 0.036
9 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:30.091 1.245 0.099
10 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:30.142 1.296 0.051
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:30.207 1.361 0.065
12 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:30.467 1.621 0.260
13 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:30.579 1.733 0.112
14 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:30.645 1.799 0.066
15 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:30.667 1.821 0.022
16 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:30.749 1.903 0.082
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:30.979 2.133 0.230
18 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:31.044 2.198 0.065
19 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.472 2.626 0.428
20 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.116 3.270 0.644
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.428 3.582 0.312

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Wednesday Final Times: Marquez Holds Off Rossi

Marc Marquez has ended the first day of the Phillip Island MotoGP test on top of the timesheets. The Repsol Honda rider was quick from the start of the day, taking over as fastest in the middle of the day, and holding his advantage until the end. 

Valentino Rossi ended the day in second, the Movistar Yamaha rider putting in a late charge along with several other rider, which paid off with a spot behind Marquez, just under two tenths slower than the reigning world champion. Andrea Iannone was third fastest on the 2017 Suzuki GSX-RR, holding off the second Movistar Yamaha of Maverick Viñales. Viñales, who has topped four of the five previous days of testing, was forced to settle for fourth.

Danilo Petrucci was the first Ducati home in sixth, the Pramac rider over three quarter of a second off the pace of Marquez, but faster than Dani Pedrosa, who had briefly led the timesheets early in the day. Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso took eighth spot, while Marc VDS' Jack Miller was the last rider to get within a second of Marquez at the Australian's home track. Jonas Folger rounded out the top ten, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo on the second Ducati.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:29.497    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:29.683 0.186 0.186
3 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.926 0.429 0.243
4 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:29.989 0.492 0.063
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:30.065 0.568 0.076
6 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:30.262 0.765 0.197
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:30.281 0.784 0.019
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:30.410 0.913 0.129
9 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:30.426 0.929 0.016
10 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:30.578 1.081 0.152
11 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:30.631 1.134 0.053
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:30.770 1.273 0.139
13 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:30.771 1.274 0.001
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.802 1.305 0.031
15 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:30.867 1.370 0.065
16 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:31.179 1.682 0.312
17 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:31.200 1.703 0.021
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:31.249 1.752 0.049
19 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.432 1.935 0.183
20 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.755 2.258 0.323
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.307 2.810 0.552
22 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.690 3.193 0.383

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Test 11:45 Wednesday Times: Viñales As Testing Gets Underway

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Bikes are back on track again in good conditions in Australia. After a brief delay in the early morning, when the track was still too cold for riding to make much sense, nearly all of the MotoGP riders have now taken to the track. Maverick Viñales is back at the top of the timesheets, a position he left a couple of weeks ago at Sepang. Andrea Dovizioso follows in second, close to the time of the Yamaha man, while Australian Jack Miller sits in third place.

Testing continues until 17:45 local time today, with the weather set fair for the day.

Times after 2 hours of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:30.358    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:30.410 0.052 0.052
3 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:30.691 0.333 0.281
4 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:30.772 0.414 0.081
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:30.934 0.576 0.162
6 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:30.940 0.582 0.006
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.017 0.659 0.077
8 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.100 0.742 0.083
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.275 0.917 0.175
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:31.326 0.968 0.051
11 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.411 1.053 0.085
12 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:31.454 1.096 0.043
13 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.924 1.566 0.470
14 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:32.032 1.674 0.108
15 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.308 1.950 0.276
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:32.364 2.006 0.056
17 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:32.396 2.038 0.032
18 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:32.452 2.094 0.056
19 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:32.498 2.140 0.046
20 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.048 2.690 0.550
21 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:35.411 5.053 2.363

 

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2017 Valencia Moto2/Moto3 Test: Oliveira, Bendsneyder Top First Valencia Test

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Testing season has begun for all three Grand Prix classes now, as some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams assembled at Valencia for the first private test of 2017 after the winter break. Fastest man of the Moto2 group was Miguel Oliveira on the KTM, quicker than Pons rookie Fabio Quartararo by just under two tenths. Oliveira's teammate Brad Binder was not present, still recovering from an arm injury.

The fastest man in the Moto3 class was Bo Bendsneyder, the Dutchman leading the field on the Red Bull KTM Ajo bike. Bendsneyder was just a fraction faster than Estrella Galicia rider Aron Canet, and a third of a second quicker than returning rider Romano Fenati, back on a Honda after an enforced break from the middle of last season. Fabio Di Giannantonio, third fastest on day 1 of the test, was unfortunate on Thursday, suffering a big high side with cold tires and breaking his right collarbone.

The Moto2 class saw a welcome return to heterogeneity, with more manufacturers joining the fray. KTM are new entrants, with Oliveira and Binder, and at Valencia, Ricky Cardus acting as test rider. Suter are returnees to the class, with Marcel Schrotter putting laps on the new bike at Valencia.

Moto2

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:35.887    
2 22 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 1:36.057 0.170 0.170
3 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 1:36.260 0.373 0.203
4 21 Edgar Pons Kalex 1:36.563 0.676 0.303
5 88 Ricky Cardus KTM 1:36.884 0.997 0.321

Circuit race record: Thomas Luthi - 1:35.312 - 2014

Moto3

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1:39.756    
2 44 Aron Canet Honda 1:39.807 0.051 0.051
3 5 Romano Fenati Honda 1:40.106 0.350 0.299
4 7 Jorge Martin Honda 1:40.181 0.425 0.075
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:40.224 0.468 0.043
6 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1:40.270 0.514 0.046
7 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 1:40.280 0.524 0.010
8 8 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1:40.485 0.729 0.205
9 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:40.826 1.070 0.341
10 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1:40.843 1.087 0.017
11 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1:41.106 1.350 0.263

Circuit race record: Efren Vazquez 1:39.400 - 2014

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2017 Sepang MotoGP Wednesday Final Times: Viñales Edges Marquez In Tight Field

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Times at the end of Wednesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:59.368    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:59.506 0.138 0.138
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:59.553 0.185 0.047
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:59.578 0.210 0.025
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:59.589 0.221 0.011
6 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:59.628 0.260 0.039
7 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP17 1:59.639 0.271 0.011
8 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:59.728 0.360 0.089
9 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:59.766 0.398 0.038
10 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:59.772 0.404 0.006
11 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.045 0.677 0.273
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.057 0.689 0.012
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 2:00.108 0.740 0.051
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 2:00.310 0.942 0.202
15 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 2:00.312 0.944 0.002
16 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 2:00.439 1.071 0.127
17 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 2:00.445 1.077 0.006
18 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 2:00.537 1.169 0.092
19 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 2:00.645 1.277 0.108
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 2:00.873 1.505 0.228
21 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 2:01.338 1.970 0.465
22 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 2:01.341 1.973 0.003
23 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 2:01.506 2.138 0.165
24 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 2:01.658 2.290 0.152
25 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.769 3.401 1.111

 

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