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Latest MotoGP Results
Testing is underway at the final MotoGP test of 2018, bikes out on track at Jerez. Cold track temperatures kept the bikes in the garage for the first two hours, but the noise started at around 11:30, and the track has been busy since then.
Danilo Petrucci is currently fastest on the factory Ducati, ahead of his teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez is out on a bike in Repsol livery, a black test bike waiting in the pits. Marquez is currently third fastest, just ahead of Maverick Viñales. Jorge Lorenzo is tenth at the moment, but Honda have brought a modified tank with extra support, similar to the one used at Ducati.
Combined times from all three days of testing:
Heavy rain on Saturday night, and intermittent rain during Sunday severely limited track time for the last day of Moto2 testing. Most riders chose not to risk a crash, and packed up and went home early. Of the few who did venture out, Steven Odendaal was quickest, scoring a moral victory for the RW Racing team and the NTS chassis.
Testing is now finished, and the Moto2 class will reconvene in February.
Luca Marini finished the second day of testing for the Moto2 class on top of the timesheets, the Sky VR46 rider getting under the existing pole record in the morning session of practice. Sam Lowes, very happy to be back on a Kalex with the Gresini Team, was second, a quarter of a second slower than Marini, while Alex Marquez just pipped Remy Gardner for third.
Friday saw the birth of two new eras in Grand Prix racing: the start of the MotoE class, and the first official test with the Triumph Moto2 engine managed with Magneti Marelli electronics. The Triumph 765 triples introduce a very different sound into the paddock to the four-cylinder Honda CBR600RR engines they replaced, and have a very different character.
Combined times from both days of the test, showing the riders sorted by most improved over the two days:
With the sun out, the warmest part of the day, and the track in the best condition it has been throughout the test, the riders are now chasing quick times. Andrea Dovizioso is currently fastest, a tenth faster than Marc Marquez, who has been spending time on a second prototype. Danilo Petrucci is third fastest, ahead of the factory Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales.
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It was another late start at Valencia, as rain yesterday afternoon and evening meant the track took a long time to dry, testing only getting underway in earnest around 12:30pm. The track has been busy since then, the teams and factories making up for time lost to the rain on Tuesday.
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.
Times at 2:15pm:
Results and summary of the MotoGP race in Valencia:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race in Valencia:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race in Valencia: