Jerez MotoGP Test Times Final: Quartararo Smashes Lap Record

Fabio Quartararo leaves the Jerez Monday test as fastest, having shattered his own pole record set on Saturday by half a second. Cal Crutchlow took second spot, four tenths behind the Petronas Yamaha rider, and three tenths ahead of Quartararo's teammate Franco Morbidelli.

There were a spate of crashes at the end of the day. Jorge Lorenzo crashed at Turn 6, then again at Turn 9, while Taka Nakagami crashed in Turn 3. Joan Mir also took a tumble at Turn 9. No serious injuries were reported.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:36.379    
2 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:36.797 0.418 0.418
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:37.093 0.714 0.296
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:37.114 0.735 0.021
5 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:37.226 0.847 0.112
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.233 0.854 0.007
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:37.260 0.881 0.027
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.275 0.896 0.015
9 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:37.466 1.087 0.191
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:37.468 1.089 0.002
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:37.601 1.222 0.133
12 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:37.698 1.319 0.097
13 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:37.701 1.322 0.003
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:37.720 1.341 0.019
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:37.758 1.379 0.038
16 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:37.895 1.516 0.137
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:38.056 1.677 0.161
18 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:38.061 1.682 0.005
19 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:38.075 1.696 0.014
20 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.077 1.698 0.002
21 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:38.649 2.270 0.572
22 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:39.053 2.674 0.404
23 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.637 3.258 0.584
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Pol's 137.1 is impressive! I hope to find some video to see if the bike has settled today or is still bucking wagging and pumping.

Great job Quartararo and Yamaha! Tight track w plenty of grip, and Michelin brought good tires. But the temps were high. Hoping it continues for them!

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You have to love a championship that gives a talented rider with a best end of season finish of 10th in four years the change in MotoGP on a competitive bike with a team that is obviously working fantastically given how quickly it was put together.

Quartararo has had two podium in the last three years including a win in Moto2 on the Speedup at one of the tracks where that frame was able to show stunning late race speed. Now he is doing the same on the Yamaha.

Great selection and risk taking by the Petronas Yamaha SRT team (Stigefelt and Zeelenberg?). I would love to see a transcript of the rider selection meetings. Morbidelli seems obvious, not Quartararo (until now!) even given his CEV feats. 

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