2017 Sepang MotoGP Test Monday Final Times - Stoner Quickest, Times Unchanged

Casey Stoner remained fastest at the end of the first day of testing at Sepang. Times were unchanged from 4pm, when the rain came. A few riders went out in the rain to try the bike in the wet, but they had no impact on the timesheets.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 27 Casey Stoner Ducati GP17 1:59.681    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:59.796 0.115 0.115
3 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 2:00.128 0.447 0.332
4 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 2:00.134 0.453 0.006
5 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.490 0.809 0.356
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:00.570 0.889 0.080
7 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 2:00.643 0.962 0.073
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:00.695 1.014 0.052
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 2:00.737 1.056 0.042
10 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 2:00.744 1.063 0.007
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 2:00.850 1.169 0.106
12 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 2:00.852 1.171 0.002
13 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:00.970 1.289 0.118
14 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 2:01.224 1.543 0.254
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 2:01.271 1.590 0.047
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 2:01.338 1.657 0.067
17 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 2:01.350 1.669 0.012
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 2:01.351 1.670 0.001
19 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.812 2.131 0.461
20 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.889 2.208 0.077
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 2:01.926 2.245 0.037
22 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 2:01.942 2.261 0.016
23 31 Kouta Nozane Yamaha M1 2:02.187 2.506 0.245
24 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha M1 2:02.290 2.609 0.103
25 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:02.315 2.634 0.025
26 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 2:02.942 3.261 0.627
27 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 2:03.034 3.353 0.092

 

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Comments

Thats really going to make the other riders take notice!

Can't read too much into the first day's results - or even any of the test results prior to commencement of the actual race season, as history shows.

But it is way cool to see Casey at the top of the timesheets :)

Solid effort from Pol Espargaro there in 16th on the KTM, 1.6s off the fastest time and ahead of Lorenzo! Bradley still seems to be quite some way off the pace, is his knee still limiting his efforts?

Marquez,Rossi,Lorenzo over a second off a test rider's quickest lap. I don't read too much into anything right now, but Folger was impressive as was Bautista and Pol Espargaro.Weather permitting, I reckon Lorenzo will chip away and as ever arrive pretty much up there come Wednesday evening. Lorenzo is I believe trying to bond with Michelin DNA rather than the bike. Huge disparities between Aprilia and KTM works riders Lowes/Espargaro and Smith/P. Espargaro.

Crutchlow quickest Honda. by a good bunch of yards. Jack Miller? Behind Karel Abraham.Time will tell but its already all out there. Oh yes, that Dovi bloke we have come to love as a true sportsman will hopefully get a little selfish and put his aspirations on at least the same level as the teams he has served for, for once in his career. Vinales and Crazy Joe? Comparable machinery, transverse fours and both enjoying it. Day one and Honda look like they sure miss CS27. Then again their philosophy has always been bike first, rider, incidental.

Early days, but I've followed GP for so long as to know that test trends usually carry the velocity into the season as of day one.

Way to go CS27

Good way to mess with some MotoGP champions mindset.....not they all are praying he never makes a return to active racing, haha. All current riders can only "quip"...

On a side note: Was he running soft tires? Even if he did, still heck of a lap time considering he hasn't been riding any motorGP bike much last year.