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

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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