Marc Marquez finished the second and final day of the Jerez MotoGP test at the top of the timesheets, after a day cut short by the weather. The riders took to the track early, the surface dry and in good condition. But a light rain started shortly after midday, and persisted for most of the afternoon. Though a number of riders got track time in the wet - important to test how the new engines responded on a wet track - any idea of setting a time was forgotten.
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Light rain started falling shortly after noon at the Jerez test, preventing any attempt at improving lap times. The track fell mostly silent for the past couple of hours, with only a few brave souls venturing out. Some of the teams are already packing up, but most are still hanging on to see if the track dries later this afternoon, to try go get the most out of this last test before the season ends.
Times at 2pm:
With better weather on Tuesday morning, and warmer conditions, testing on the second day at Jerez got underway earlier than on Monday, with riders out on track early. A spate of riders posted a fast lap very early on, before turning their attention to the development and testing work.
Maverick Viñales ended the first day of the MotoGP test at Jerez as fastest, after having led for most of the day. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider was three quarters of a second faster than Fabio Quartararo, the Petronas Yamaha rider taking second. The two Suzukis took third and fourth, Joan Mir a fraction ahead of Alex Rins, while Franco Morbidelli made it three Yamahas in the top five.
Maverick Viñales continues to lead the first day of the MotoGP test at Jerez, his lead stable at around seven tenths of a second. Fabio Quartararo is second, ahead of the Suzukis of Joan Mir and Alex Rins.
Maverick Viñales is still fastest at 2pm, having extended his lead and dropping down to within three tenths of the outright pole record. Fabio Quartararo is second quickest, while the Suzukis of Joan Mir and Alex Rins are third and fourth.
Marc Marquez is curently fifth fastest, though the Spaniard suffered a crash at Turn 13 shortly after 1pm. He was taken to the medical center to have his right shoulder examined, but was cleared to continue the test.
Times at 2pm:
Testing is back underway at Jerez. After a delayed start with a cold track, action got underway shortly before 11am, Aleix Espargaro the first rider to venture out on the track, followed shortly after by Brad Binder.
Maverick Viñales ended the final day of the MotoGP test at Valencia as fastest, the Monster Energy Yamaha rider the only person to get into the 1'29s. Viñales led a trio of Yamahas, Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli finishing in second and third.
Marc Marquez is currently fastest on the second day of the test at Valencia, the Repsol Honda rider continuing work on the 2020 bike. Pol Espargaro is in an impressive second place, working on the second iteration of the new steel chassis which KTM have brought for the RC16.
Fabio Quartararo has ended the first day of the 2020 MotoGP test at Valencia as fastest, despite a big crash in the late afternoon. The Petronas Yamaha rider was a few thousandths faster than the factory Yamaha of Maverick Viñales, and a few hundredths faster than teammate Franco Morbidelli.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the test in fourth, ahead of Marc Marquez and Joan Mir. Alex Rins was seventh quickest, a fraction behind his Suzuki teammate, and just ahead of Pol Espargaro. With Espargaro in eighth, that puts five of the six manufacturers in the top eight.
Fabio Quartararo is fastest at 3:30 at the Valencia test, but the Frenchman crashed shortly afterward. It was a fast tumble, and he banged his shoulder in the crash.
Times at 3:30pm
The Yamahas are currently fastest at the Valencia MotoGP test, Maverick Viñales leading the way ahead of the two Petronas Yamahas of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli. Viñales is testing new parts for the 2020 Yamaha M1, the fairing featuring a higher and narrower air intake, and the frame in plain aluminum, rather than painted black like the old frames.
Marc Marquez suffered a strange crash in Turn 13 on the black test Honda RC213V, the rear gripping then spitting the Repsol Honda rider off. That left the new prototype exposed, fairings having been torn off.
It has been a busy start to 2020 so far, the MotoGP riders going out to start testing as soon as the track got warm enough to ride safely. Marc Marquez was fastest shortly before lunch, a fraction ahead of Maverick Viñales. Andrea Dovizioso is currently third, with Alex Rins fourth, making it four manufacturers in the top four.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Valencia: