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Testing continues at Valencia, as do the front end crashes. Teams are working on bike set up and weight distribution, to adapt to the tires, but that is taking some time.
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Testing is underway for the 2016 of MotoGP, the bikes rolling out on Michelin tires with official timing for the first time. Lap times are quick, Marc Marquez already lapping around the race record, the performance of the Michelins up to par. But there are still issues: Marquez crashed at Turn 3, losing the front at a corner where crashes are extremely rare on just his fourth lap out of the pits. Cal Crutchlow has also crashed, going down at Turn 5, again losing the front.
Cal Crutchlow's bike had issues on the grid and was walked to the pits and he would start from the last place, gifting Valentino Rossi one place at the back of the grid.
The Moto2 race was red-flagged after a mid-pack pileup on turn two of lap one and would be restarted as an eighteen lap race.
When the lights went out the second time, Tito Rabat led into the first turn with Thomas Luthi, Alex Rins and Lorenzo Baldassarri hot on his heels. These four made a break from the fight for fifth led by Simone Corsi ahead of Julian Simon, Luis Salom and Johann Zarco with Sam Lowes closing up to join them on the third lap and claw his way through.
The title still to be decided, Miguel Oliveira needed to win and have Danny Kent finish fifteenth or lower to take the title.
Oliveira opened his campaign the right way, taking the lead ahead of Romano Fenati, Efron Vazquez and pole man John McPhee. Danny Kent was back in fifteenth on the first lap.
Jorge Navarro joined the men at the front, pushing past McPhee to take his place in the top four. The front group comprised eight riders after a few laps with Danny Kent six places back in fourteenth.
Qualifying temperatures for Moto2 were slightly down on those for the MotoGP session.
Tito Rabat ended the session with the pole position, having beaten his own previous best time set eight laps prior. He started with 1'36 laps and ended with 1'35s, consistently improving his time throughout the session. Johann Zarco, second quickest, did the same sort of thing, in spite of not having particularly good pace before this session.
The last qualifying session took place with 26.6ºC air temperature and 31.1ºC track temperature, higher than anticipated by Bridgestone and potentially problematic for the Hondas in particular. Valentino Rossi will start from the back of the grid tomorrow regardless of where he qualifies today.
The last untimed session of the year, Valentino Rossi set an early fastest lap but Jorge Lorenzo sliced chunks off it with an early 1'31.500 with the Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez within a couple of tenths.
With ten minutes left, Rossi took the top spot off Lorenzo who immediately stood up in his garage and headed out to his bike. Marc Marquez, impressively sliding the rear on his way to the top, and Dani Pedrosa pushed Rossi to third while Lorenzo circulated with eight minutes left. A few laps later and he was second quickest.
The last Moto3 qualifying of the year and the title is undecided. Two men are capable of going home with the title, Danny Kent and Miguel Oliviera, although Kent only needs two points. If Kent gets in the top six in this session, he's very likely to find the required points.
Thomas Luthi was quickest again as the top ten riders all improved on their times from yesterday but Tito Rabat and Alex Rins were all within a tenth of second of his fastest time with Sam Lowes not too far behind them. Jonas Folger and Axel Pons were within half a second, in spite of Pons having a crash mid-session that inexplicably caused the crashes of two other riders who succesfully avoided his stricken bike on track.