Jerez WorldSBK & MotoGP Test Wednesday Final Times: Iannone Leads A Close Field

Andrea Iannone has topped the timesheets on the first day of combined testing for the MotoGP and WorldSBK classes at Jerez. The Suzuki rider made a push in the afternoon to take over top spot, and stayed there to the end. Cal Crutchlow took second spot, despite a very busy test schedule working on three different bikes (a 2017 bike, and two iterations of a 2018 bike), while Andrea Dovizioso just edged ahead of Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo to take third. The top four were close, however: just 0.138 separated Iannone from Lorenzo.

Pol Espargaro impressed during the day, working on rear grip and a swingarm tested at Valencia, to finish 0.362 behind Iannone. A very strong showing from the KTM rider, coming despite a tumble in the early afternoon at Turn 3. Espargaro was not the only faller: Jonathan Rea fell at Turn 12, Tito Rabat fell at Turn 5, and Chaz Davies crashed at Turn 1 near the end of the session.

Tom Sykes was the quickest of the WorldSBK riders, three tenths faster than his Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea. Marco Melandri was third quickest in the WorldSBK class, a second slower than Sykes and with the exact same time as Alex Lowes on the Pata Yamaha.

Alex Marquez also got a day on a MotoGP bike, riding the Marc VDS Honda RC213V for most of the day, with expert guidance from brother Marc, present in civilian clothes and out of his usual Repsol uniform. Alex Marquez shared time on the bike with Honda test rider Takumi Takahashi, the pair filling in for Tom Luthi, who is still recovering from injuries sustained during the flyaways.

Combined times:

Pos No Name Class Bike Time Diff Gap
1 29 Andrea Iannone MGP Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.280    
2 35 Cal Crutchlow MGP Honda RC213V 1:38.337 0.057 0.057
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:38.398 0.118 0.061
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:38.418 0.138 0.020
5 44 Pol Espargaro MGP KTM RC16 1:38.642 0.362 0.224
6 66 Tom Sykes SBK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:38.735 0.455 0.093
7 53 Tito Rabat MGP Ducati GP17 1:38.854 0.574 0.119
8 1 Jonathan Rea SBK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:39.050 0.770 0.196
9 38 Bradley Smith MGP KTM RC16 1:39.353 1.073 0.303
10 45 Scott Redding MGP Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.372 1.092 0.019
11 30 Takaaki Nakagami MGP Honda RC213V 1:39.584 1.304 0.212
12 33 Marco Melandri SBK Ducati Panigale 1:39.715 1.435 0.131
13 22 Alex Lowes SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.715 1.435 0.000
14 21 Franco Morbidelli MGP Honda RC213V 1:39.740 1.460 0.025
15 50 Sylvain Guintoli MGP Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.763 1.483 0.023
16 41 Eugene Laverty MGP Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.995 1.715 0.232
17 10 Xavier Simeon MGP Ducati GP17 1:40.542 2.262 0.547
18 60 Michael van der Mark SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.573 2.293 0.031
19 7 Chaz Davies SBK Ducati Panigale 1:40.630 2.350 0.057
20 2 Leon Camier SBK Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.856 2.576 0.226
21 9 Danilo Petrucci MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:40.891 2.611 0.035
22 72 Takumi Takahashi MGP Honda RC213V 1:41.089 2.809 0.198
23 59 Niccolo Canepa SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:41.294 3.014 0.205
24 121 Michael Rinaldi SBK Ducati Panigale 1:41.374 3.094 0.080
25 73 Alex Márquez MGP Honda RC213V 1:41.750 3.470 0.376
26 104 Dan Linfoot BSB Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.955 3.675 0.205
27 122 Jason O'Halloran BSB Honda CBR1000RR 1:42.816 4.536 0.861

Times by series:

Pos No Name Class Bike Time Diff Gap
1 29 Andrea Iannone MGP Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.280    
2 35 Cal Crutchlow MGP Honda RC213V 1:38.337 0.057 0.057
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:38.398 0.118 0.061
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:38.418 0.138 0.020
5 44 Pol Espargaro MGP KTM RC16 1:38.642 0.362 0.224
6 53 Tito Rabat MGP Ducati GP17 1:38.854 0.574 0.212
7 38 Bradley Smith MGP KTM RC16 1:39.353 1.073 0.499
8 45 Scott Redding MGP Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.372 1.092 0.019
9 30 Takaaki Nakagami MGP Honda RC213V 1:39.584 1.304 0.212
10 21 Franco Morbidelli MGP Honda RC213V 1:39.740 1.460 0.156
11 50 Sylvain Guintoli MGP Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.763 1.483 0.023
12 41 Eugene Laverty MGP Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.995 1.715 0.232
13 10 Xavier Simeon MGP Ducati GP17 1:40.542 2.262 0.547
14 9 Danilo Petrucci MGP Ducati GP17/18 1:40.891 2.611 0.349
15 72 Takumi Takahashi MGP Honda RC213V 1:41.089 2.809 0.198
16 73 Alex Márquez MGP Honda RC213V 1:41.750 3.470 0.661
               
1 66 Tom Sykes SBK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:38.735 0.455  
2 1 Jonathan Rea SBK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:39.050 0.770 0.315
3 33 Marco Melandri SBK Ducati Panigale 1:39.715 1.435 0.665
4 22 Alex Lowes SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.715 1.435 0.000
5 60 Michael van der Mark SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.573 2.293 0.858
6 7 Chaz Davies SBK Ducati Panigale 1:40.630 2.350 0.057
7 2 Leon Camier SBK Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.856 2.576 0.226
8 59 Niccolo Canepa SBK Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:41.294 3.014 0.438
9 121 Michael Rinaldi SBK Ducati Panigale 1:41.374 3.094 0.080
               
1 104 Dan Linfoot BSB Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.955 3.675  
2 122 Jason O'Halloran BSB Honda CBR1000RR 1:42.816 4.536 0.861

 

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