Jorge Lorenzo topped the first day of the test at Valencia, leading a Yamaha clean sweep of the timesheets. Lorenzo ended the day just ahead of the two Monster Tech 3 Yamahas, with his Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi bringing up the rear.
Andrea Iannone was the fastest Ducati, making his debut in the factory Ducati team, but the Ducati riders had nothing new to test, the new bike coming only at Sepang in February. Both Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso leave Valencia tonight, and will not ride tomorrow.
Cal Crutchlow led the riders who swapped bikes, ending two tenths quicker than his fastest lap of the race on Sunday, and ahead of Michele Pirro on the test Ducati, and Yonny Hernandez on the Pramac bike. Stefan Bradl tried the Forward Yamaha for the first time, also beating his race time from Sunday by three tenths of a second.
The test saw the debut of two new manufacturers, both Suzuki and Aprilia taking to the track. The Suzukis were immediately impressive, Aleix Espargaro setting the 14th fastest time, but just 1.3 seconds off the pace of Lorenzo, and over a second quicker than Randy De Puniet had been in the test. The Aprilia factory riders Marco Melandri and Alvaro Bautista only took to the track at the very end of the test, after Aprilia test rider Alex Hofmann had given the bikes a shakedown.
Jack Miller also made his debut on a MotoGP bike, after his title challenge in Moto3 had fallen just short on Sunday. The Australian put in a lot of laps and made big strides during the day, ending 3.6 seconds off the pace of Lorenzo.
The Moto3 champion Alex Marquez also put in a few laps on the factory Honda RC213V together with his brother Marc. The times the pair recorded were irrelevant to the proceedings, the ride being a reward for Alex Marquez winning the Moto3 title.
|1||99||Jorge Lorenzo||Yamaha M1||1:30.975|
|2||44||Pol Espargaro||Yamaha M1||1:31.118||0.143||0.143|
|3||38||Bradley Smith||Yamaha M1||1:31.204||0.229||0.086|
|4||46||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha M1||1:31.250||0.275||0.046|
|5||29||Andrea Iannone||Ducati GP14.2||1:31.465||0.490||0.215|
|6||26||Dani Pedrosa||Honda RC213V||1:31.602||0.627||0.137|
|7||5||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati GP14.2||1:31.644||0.669||0.042|
|8||35||Cal Crutchlow||Honda RC213V||1:31.847||0.872||0.203|
|9||51||Michelle Pirro||Ducati GP14.2||1:32.054||1.079||0.207|
|10||35||Yonny Hernandez||Ducati GP14.2||1:32.146||1.171||0.092|
|11||8||Hector Barbera||Ducati Open||1:32.190||1.215||0.044|
|12||6||Stefan Bradl||Forward Yamaha||1:32.209||1.234||0.019|
|13||9||Danilo Petrucci||Ducati GP14||1:32.314||1.339||0.105|
|14||41||Aleix Espargaro||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:32.315||1.340||0.001|
|15||45||Scott Redding||Honda RC213V||1:32.998||2.023||0.683|
|16||15||Alex De Angelis||ART||1:33.132||2.157||0.134|
|17||25||Maverick Viñales||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:33.268||2.293||0.136|
|18||17||Karel Abraham||Honda RC213V-RS||1:33.446||2.471||0.178|
|19||63||Mike Di Meglio||Ducati Open||1:33.594||2.619||0.148|
|20||76||Loris Baz||Forward Yamaha||1:33.834||2.859||0.240|
|21||50||Eugene Laverty||Honda RCV1000R||1:34.320||3.345||0.486|
|22||43||Jack Miller||Honda RCV1000R||1:34.633||3.658||0.313|