2015 Valencia Post-Race Day 2 Test Times Final: Marquez Leads Viñales

Marc Marquez has ended the final day of testing at Valencia, lapping under the race lap record using the 2016 electronics and Michelin tires, and swapping back and forth between a 2015 and 2016 spec engine. Both Repsol Hondas were fast, Dani Pedrosa setting the third fastest time, also spending the day setting up the 2016 spec electronics. Maverick Viñales sandwiched himself between the two Repsol Hondas, while Aleix Espargaro ended up behind Pedrosa, both Suzuki riders concentrating solely on getting accustomed to the Michelin Tires.

Jorge Lorenzo finished as fifth fastest, having ridden the 2016 Yamaha M1 prototype for most of the day, also focusing on the 2016 electronics. Cal Crutchlow set the sixth fastest time, Crutchlow only having a chassis used by Marc Marquez to test, riding the 2015 Honda and 2015 electronics. Valentino Rossi found a bit of pace towards the end of the day on the 2016 Yamaha M1, having a fraction more difficulty to adapt to the new electronics and the Michelins, but finding a big improvement from the first day.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:31.060    
2 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.163 0.103 0.103
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.180 0.120 0.017
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.212 0.152 0.032
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:31.282 0.222 0.070
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.494 0.434 0.212
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.498 0.438 0.004
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.619 0.559 0.121
9 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP15 1:31.619 0.559 0.000
10 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:31.694 0.634 0.075
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 1:31.717 0.657 0.023
12 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 1:31.796 0.736 0.079
13 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 1:31.901 0.841 0.105
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 1:31.937 0.877 0.036
15 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP15 1:31.967 0.907 0.030
16 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:32.100 1.040 0.133
17 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 1:32.377 1.317 0.277
18 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:32.402 1.342 0.025
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.492 1.432 0.090
20 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:32.510 1.450 0.018
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.847 1.787 0.337
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP15 1:33.568 2.508 0.721
23 22 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.797 2.737 0.229
24 63 Mike Di Meglio Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.372 3.312 0.575
25 12 Nobu Aoki Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.031 5.971 2.659

 

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you'd think Ducati were after a world championship or something with nine units rolling around.

I was really excited for Suzuki until I went back and read the wrap up which said that they're still using their proprietary software until the next test. I wonder how much they'll lose in that change-over; I don't suppose that their software was especially complex to start with.