Valencia MotoGP Test Tuesday Final Times: Viñales Leads Zarco And Marquez

Maverick Viñales has topped the first day of testing at Valencia, just as he did a year ago. The Movistar Yamaha man was two tenths quicker than the Frenchman Johann Zarco on the 2017 Yamaha, and three tenths quicker than newly-crowned 2017 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda. 

Valentino Rossi was fourth fastest, fractionally slower than Marquez, while Jack Miller ended the day in fifth on his first day on the Pramac Ducati. Miller was immediately very comfortable on the Ducati, and matching his best time on the Honda. Aleix Espargaro was sixth quickest on the Aprilia RS-GP, finishing ahead of the two factory Ducatis, Andrea Dovizioso two tenths faster than Jorge Lorenzo.

Final times at the end of the first day of the Valencia MotoGP test:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:30.189    
2 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:30.389 0.200 0.200
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:30.501 0.312 0.112
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:30.519 0.330 0.018
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP17 1:30.635 0.446 0.116
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:30.756 0.567 0.121
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP18 1:30.850 0.661 0.094
8 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP18 1:31.059 0.870 0.209
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:31.166 0.977 0.107
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.259 1.070 0.093
11 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.328 1.139 0.069
12 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:31.415 1.226 0.087
13 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP17 1:31.673 1.484 0.258
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP18 1:31.721 1.532 0.048
15 45 Scott Redding Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.075 1.886 0.354
16 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP16 1:32.445 2.256 0.370
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.723 2.534 0.278
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Honda RC213V 1:32.762 2.573 0.039
19 72 Takumi Takahashi Honda RC213V 1:33.569 3.380 0.807
20 10 Xavier Simeon Ducati GP16 1:34.242 4.053 0.673

 

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But is it the same bike. Tuesday is a different day, the conditions are different, the bikes are two days older. tires have been changed. Who knows what all has been changed, never mind if they are testing new components. I am sure yamaha will do their utmost to get as much testing done as poss. Yamaha want to find a direction & start making 2018 frames/chassis, swingarms etc. they want to have next years stuff available & ready to be tested a.s.a.p. I hope the M1 gets it's mojo back for next year.

It's all over now David.

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