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2016 Qatar MotoGP Thursday Test Times at 8pm: Viñales Takes the Lead from Iannone and Lorenzo

Maverick Viñales shot to the top of the timesheets shortly after 8pm in Qatar, taking over from Andrea Iannone and Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo had established a lead earlier in the day, only losing out in the last few minutes. More riders are starting to focus on long runs, including Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez, currently 7th, suffered an early fall at Turn 1, shortly after going out. Marquez was unhurt.

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2016 Jerez IRTA Test Moto3 Wednesday Times: Bulega Makes a Big Impression

Nicolo Bulega has made an explosive start to the Jerez Moto3 IRTA test, topping two of the three sessions on the first day of testing, and ending the day as fastest. The Sky Racing VR46 rider was over a quarter of a second faster than Niccolo Antonelli on the Ongetta Honda, who was in turn a tenth quicker then Estrella Galicia's Jorge Navarro.

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2016 Jerez IRTA Test Moto2 Wednesday Times: Luthi Fastest, Lowes Follows

Tom Luthi is the fastest man at the end of the first day of testing for the Moto2 class at Jerez. The Swiss rider was quick all day, ending the three sessions of practice just over a tenth quicker than Sam Lowes. The Gresini rider, now on a Kalex instead of a Speed Up, took second spot, though he did not put in a lap on the new experimental tire which Dunlop had brought, and which most riders used to set their fastest lap. Taka Nakagami ended the day in third, ahead of Alex Rins and Axel Pons, while reigning world champion Johann Zarco finished in 6th, nearly seven tenths down on Luthi.

2016 Qatar MotoGP Test Times at 8pm: Lorenzo Leads as Honda Debuts Wings

With half of the first day of testing done at Qatar, it is Jorge Lorenzo on top of the timesheets, the first rider to break into the 1'55s, though still eight tenths off the race lap record at the Losail circuit. Ducati's Andrea Iannone is second, over half a second behind the Movistar Yamaha man, while Marc Marquez sits in third, a fraction slower. Maverick Viñales is fourth quickest, a fraction ahead of Scott Redding. Valentino Rossi had an early fall, though it was entirely without consequences.

Jerez Private Moto2 Test - Dry Last Day Sees Nakagami Under Lap Record

The private test for a number of Moto2 teams at Jerez turned into a washout for the first two days, with only KTM's MotoGP bike circulating in the hands of test riders Alex Hofmann and Mika Kallio. Fortunately for the teams, the track dried on Saturday, allowing the teams present to go out. Not everyone who rode was fitted with a transponder, meaning some names are missing from the timesheets, most notably Alex Marquez.

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Friday Times - Marquez Fastest as Rain and Riders Fall

The rain once again wreaked havoc on the final day of testing at Phillip Island, interrupting the session and leaving riders stuck in their garages for nearly half the day. The day started dry, and the field went straight to work, everyone putting in between twenty and thirty laps with times tumbling. Rain started falling after a couple of hours, effectively closing the track for three and a half hours until the sun and wind dried the surface out enough for riders to venture out once again.

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Thursday Times: Track Dries, Maverick Flies

After rain early in the day caused fears of yet another washout at Phillip Island on Thursday, the weather gods changed their minds and smiled on the second day of the MotoGP test. Sun and warmer temperatures in the second half of the day meant that everyone could get out in the dry, and get some serious work done.

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Wednesday Times: Petrucci Fastest in Day Lost to Rain

The weather was the main protagonist on the first day of the Phillip Island test on Wednesday, the rain dominating proceedings, limiting track time and frustrating the work of development. The track opened with rain still falling, no one venturing out for the first hour, and only a slow trickle of riders emerging in the second hour. Some riders chose to put in some wet time to work on the common software, and gauge how it reacts in the wet, while also taking the measure of Michelin's wet tires.

First Day of Private Valencia Test For Moto2 and Moto3 Teams - Favorites and Rookies Impress

Testing season is picking up now, with the Moto2 and Moto3 teams also taking to the track in greater numbers. Today, a large group of teams gathered at the Valencia circuit to prepare for the 2016 season, including some twenty Moto3 riders and eight Moto2 riders. The weather was far from ideal, with rain calling an early halt to proceedings, but the teams and riders still got in an average of forty laps apiece.

2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday 2:30pm - Yamahas Lead As Rain Comes

Light rain has started falling at Sepang, bringing proceedings to a halt. The insistent light rain with just a few hours of the test left makes it likely that the teams will soon pack up and leave, and start their preparations for the next test at Phillip Island in two weeks time.

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