Dani Pedrosa made a final dash for glory on the last day of the MotoGP test at Buriram, the Repsol Honda rider taking top spot from Johann Zarco, who had led the way since the morning. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider came up just under a hundredth short of Pedrosa, but put in multiple laps in the 1'29s, demonstrating his pace on new tires.
LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow finished the day in third, nearly three tenths behind Pedrosa, and a eight hundredths ahead of the second Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez. Marquez had concentrated on development, putting in a monster 96 laps on the final day, once again more than any other rider.
Alex Rins took fifth on the Suzuki, and continuing to show his speed in Thailand, finishing ahead of Pramac Ducati's Jack Miller. Andrea Dovizioso was the last rider to finish within half a second of Pedrosa, the factory Ducati rider ending up 0.411 behind the Repsol Honda in seventh place. Taka Nakagami was the best of the rookies once again, finishing eighth, 0.675 slower than Pedrosa. Nakagami's eight spot made it four Hondas in the top eight.
Tito Rabat took ninth on the Avintia Ducati, making it four Ducatis in the top nine, while Valentino Rossi ended in tenth, nearly three quarters of a second behind Pedrosa, and two thirds of a second slower than Johann Zarco on the satellite Yamaha.
Times from Sunday:
|1||26||Dani Pedrosa||Honda RC213V||1:29.781|
|2||5||Johann Zarco||Yamaha M1||1:29.867||0.086||0.086|
|3||35||Cal Crutchlow||Honda RC213V||1:30.064||0.283||0.197|
|4||93||Marc Marquez||Honda RC213V||1:30.143||0.362||0.079|
|5||42||Alex Rins||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:30.178||0.397||0.035|
|6||43||Jack Miller||Ducati GP17||1:30.190||0.409||0.012|
|7||4||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati GP18||1:30.192||0.411||0.002|
|8||30||Takaaki Nakagami||Honda RC213V||1:30.456||0.675||0.264|
|9||53||Tito Rabat||Ducati GP17||1:30.476||0.695||0.020|
|10||46||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha M1||1:30.511||0.730||0.035|
|11||9||Danilo Petrucci||Ducati GP18||1:30.573||0.792||0.062|
|12||25||Maverick Viñales||Yamaha M1||1:30.590||0.809||0.017|
|13||21||Franco Morbidelli||Honda RC213V||1:30.648||0.867||0.058|
|14||41||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia RS-GP||1:30.701||0.920||0.053|
|15||29||Andrea Iannone||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:30.718||0.937||0.017|
|16||38||Bradley Smith||KTM RC16||1:30.921||1.140||0.203|
|17||36||Mika Kallio||KTM RC16||1:31.169||1.388||0.248|
|18||45||Scott Redding||Aprilia RS-GP||1:31.311||1.530||0.142|
|19||12||Tom Luthi||Honda RC213V||1:31.354||1.573||0.043|
|20||19||Alvaro Bautista||Ducati GP17||1:31.486||1.705||0.132|
|21||55||Hafizh Syahrin||Yamaha M1||1:31.537||1.756||0.051|
|22||99||Jorge Lorenzo||Ducati GP18||1:31.627||1.846||0.090|
|23||10||Xavier Simeon||Ducati GP16||1:32.019||2.238||0.392|
|24||17||Karel Abraham||Ducati GP16||1:32.024||2.243||0.005|