2018 Valencia MotoGP Test Times Tuesday Final: Viñales Tops Timesheets With New Engine

Maverick Viñales has ended the first day of the Valencia test as the fastest rider, as most of the factories focus on engines. Viñales and Rossi both tried one step of the 2019 engine, and both were satisfied with progress made, Viñales finishing fastest and Rossi third.

Marc Marquez ended the day in second, also working on a new engine and bike which he had also tried at Aragon, and like the Movistar Yamaha riders, has another step to test on Wednesday. Andrea Dovizioso finished as fourth fastest, using the shortened track time to set up the 2018 bike ready to make back-to-back comparisons with the 2019 bike ready for tomorrow. 

Franco Morbidelli was the fastest of the bike switchers, ending the day in sixth, two thirds of a second behind Viñales, and under four tenths behind Rossi, the Italian adapting to the Petronas Yamaha M1 very rapidly. Morbidelli has the 2018 machine at his disposal. Pecco Bagnaia was fastest rookie on the Pramac Ducati, under a second behind Viñales.

The riders did not have a great deal of track time on Tuesday. The track started damp and didn't really dry out until noon, with everyone taking to the track some time before 1pm. The rain came around 3:30pm, putting a premature end to practice. Wednesday is likely to be dry all day, so the teams will be hoping to get out early for the final day of testing before heading to Jerez.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.416    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.718 0.302 0.302
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.845 0.429 0.127
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:31.846 0.430 0.001
5 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:32.015 0.599 0.169
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.085 0.669 0.070
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.095 0.679 0.010
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:32.100 0.684 0.005
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.179 0.763 0.079
10 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.220 0.804 0.041
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:32.396 0.980 0.176
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.402 0.986 0.006
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.539 1.123 0.137
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:32.555 1.139 0.016
15 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.787 1.371 0.232
16 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:32.834 1.418 0.047
17 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:32.835 1.419 0.001
18 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:32.959 1.543 0.124
19 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.291 1.875 0.332
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:33.301 1.885 0.010
21 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.709 2.293 0.408
22 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.810 2.394 0.101
23 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:33.850 2.434 0.040
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:34.233 2.817 0.383
25 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:35.118 3.702 0.885
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The Italian in me is celebrating... To see both Bagnaia and Morbidelli do so well... 

I know i know... First day... It does not mean s..t

Still, Pecco is impressive and Morbido  might have found a better fit...

Kudos to both

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Welcome to the new kids in the class, Francesco Bagnaia, Joan Mir & Fabio Quartararo. Welcome back Jonas Folger & Tito Rabat.

edit, Bem vindo Miguel Oliveira. Thank you DjDiff. there are a lot of newcomers. my mistake, meu erro
 
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