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2018 Jerez MotoE Test Combined Times: Smith Fastest As MotoE Makes Its Debut

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Times combined from all three days of the first ever MotoE test:

Pos No Rider Team Time Diff Prev
1 38 Bradley Smith One Energy 1:50.265    
2 68 Niki Tuuli Ajo Motorsport 1:50.627 0.362 0.362
3 63 Mike Di Meglio EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:50.741 0.476 0.114
4 8 Matteo Casadei Ongetta SIC58 1:50.885 0.620 0.144
5 11 Matteo Ferrari Trentino Gresini 1:51.648 1.383 0.763
6 51 Eric Granado Avintia Esponsorama 1:51.842 1.577 0.194
7 78 Kenny Foray Tech3 E-Racing 1:51.853 1.588 0.011
8 14 Randy De Puniet LCR E-Team 1:51.906 1.641 0.053
9 16 Josh Hook Alma Pramac 1:52.281 2.016 0.375
10 7 Niccolo Canepa LCR E-Team 1:52.375 2.110 0.094
11 5 Alex De Angelis Alma Pramac 1:52.403 2.138 0.028
12 2 Jesko Raffin Dynavolt Intact GP 1:52.675 2.410 0.272
13 32 Lorenzo Savadori Trentino Gresini 1:52.689 2.424 0.014
14 15 Sete Gibernau Pons Racing 1:52.817 2.552 0.128
15 84 Julian Miralles Avintia Esponsorama 1:52.945 2.680 0.128
16 4 Marvin Fritz Dynavolt Intact GP 1:53.355 3.090 0.410
17 18 Nico Terol Angel Nieto Team 1:53.834 3.569 0.479
18 6 Maria Herrera Angel Nieto Team 2:00.562 10.297 6.728
19 27 Luca Vitali Ongetta SIC58 2:06.560 16.295 5.998
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2018 Jerez Moto2 Test Sunday Times: Odendaal Quickest In Damp Conditions

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.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:46.704    
2 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:46.890 0.186 0.186
3 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:47.551 0.847 0.661
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:47.990 1.286 0.439
5 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:48.003 1.299 0.013
6 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:49.589 2.885 1.586
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:50.093 3.389 0.504
8 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:50.532 3.828 0.439
9 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:50.758 4.054 0.226
10 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:52.775 6.071 2.017
11 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:52.956 6.252 0.181
12 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:52.965 6.261 0.009
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:53.695 6.991 0.730
14 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:53.758 7.054 0.063
15 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:53.766 7.062 0.008
16 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:53.957 7.253 0.191
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:53.972 7.268 0.015
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:54.121 7.417 0.149
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:54.300 7.596 0.179
20 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:54.336 7.632 0.036
21 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:54.380 7.676 0.044
22 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:54.544 7.840 0.164
23 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:54.566 7.862 0.022
24 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:54.590 7.886 0.024
25 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:54.599 7.895 0.009
26 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:54.974 8.270 0.375
27 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:55.549 8.845 0.575
28 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:55.980 9.276 0.431
29 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:56.127 9.423 0.147
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2018 Jerez MotoE Sunday Test Times: Di Meglio Fastest In Mixed Conditions

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Overnight rain left a wet track at Jerez, and rain on and off all day meant it never really dried out fully, limiting the usefulness of the last day of the test.

Results:

Pos No Rider Team Time Diff Prev
1 63 Mike Di Meglio EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:52.160    
2 38 Bradley Smith One Energy 1:52.272 0.112 0.112
3 51 Eric Granado Avintia Esponsorama 1:52.439 0.279 0.167
4 14 Randy De Puniet LCR E-Team 1:52.855 0.695 0.416
5 16 Josh Hook Alma Pramac 1:53.333 1.173 0.478
6 32 Lorenzo Savadori Trentino Gresini 1:53.968 1.808 0.635
7 78 Kenny Foray Tech3 E-Racing 1:54.163 2.003 0.195
8 4 Marvin Fritz Dynavolt Intact GP 1:54.495 2.335 0.332
9 15 Sete Gibernau Pons Racing 1:55.283 3.123 0.788
10 18 Nico Terol Angel Nieto Team 1:55.369 3.209 0.086
11 7 Niccolo Canepa LCR E-Team 1:55.576 3.416 0.207
12 84 Julian Miralles Avintia Esponsorama 1:58.795 6.635 3.219
13 68 Niki Tuuli Ajo Motorsport 1:59.117 6.957 0.322
14 11 Matteo Ferrari Trentino Gresini 1:59.153 6.993 0.036
15 5 Alex De Angelis Alma Pramac 2:00.912 8.752 1.759
16 8 Matteo Casadei Ongetta SIC58 2:06.176 14.016 5.264
17 6 Maria Herrera Angel Nieto Team 2:06.860 14.700 0.684
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2018 Jerez MotoE Saturday Test Times: Smith Fastest As Times Drop

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The weather hit the MotoE riders perhaps even more hard than the Moto2 riders: there are 12 bikes present, and 19 riders, so riders in two-rider teams are having to share bikes. And when some sessions are wet and some dry, making comparisons is hard.

Bradley Smith ended the day as fastest, having improved yesterday's best time by over 1.5 seconds, a sign of how much and how quickly the teams and riders are learning about the new category, and how much room for improvement there still is. Niki Tuuli - fastest yesterday - was second quickest, finishing ahead of Mike Di Meglio and Matteo Casadei.

So far the main issue with the bikes is battery temperature: keeping batteries cool and within the optimum operating temperature makes a big difference in terms of performance, the batteries losing charge quickly when hot. Much experimentation is going on both in terms of riding style and in the pits with regard to keeping the batteries cool. Slipstreaming does not appear to confer an advantage - the bikes can't overrev in the way that a combustion engine can - and may be a disadvantage, preventing batteries from getting cool air. Even in a short race, strategy could be key, battery management replacing tire management as the crucial element in the race.

Times:

Pos No Rider Team Time Diff Prev  
1 38 Bradley Smith One Energy 1:50.265      
2 68 Niki Tuuli Ajo Motorsport 1:50.627 0.362 0.362  
3 63 Mike Di Meglio EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:50.741 0.476 0.114  
4 8 Matteo Casadei Ongetta SIC58 1:50.885 0.620 0.144  
5 11 Matteo Ferrari Trentino Gresini 1:51.648 1.383 0.763  
6 78 Kenny Foray Tech3 E-Racing 1:51.853 1.588 0.205  
7 14 Randy De Puniet LCR E-Team 1:52.204 1.939 0.351  
8 16 Josh Hook Alma Pramac 1:52.281 2.016 0.077  
9 7 Niccolo Canepa LCR E-Team 1:52.375 2.110 0.094  
10 15 Sete Gibernau Pons Racing 1:52.933 2.668 0.558  
11 84 Julian Miralles Avintia Esponsorama 1:52.945 2.680 0.012  
12 2 Jesko Raffin Dynavolt Intact GP 1:53.355 3.090 0.410  
13 18 Nico Terol Angel Nieto Team 1:53.834 3.569 0.479 *wet
14 51 Eric Granado Avintia Esponsorama 1:57.619 7.354 3.785 *wet
15   Marvin Fritz Dynavolt Intact GP 1:57.939 7.674 0.320 *wet
16 6 Maria Herrera Angel Nieto Team 2:16.415 26.150 18.476 *wet
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2018 Jerez Moto2 Test Saturday Times: Marini Quickest As Rain Stops Second Session

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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. 

The riders only got one decent session in, as the rain started to fall shortly before the start of the afternoon session, and left the track wet all throughout the three hours allotted to them. With rain expected to fall on Sunday, the teams and riders will have had little time to adapt to the new bikes. 

So far, the Kalex seems to be the chassis to have. But Kalex cofounder Alex Baumgärtel struck a note of caution. "It's only the first test," he said. The other manufacturers would get it figured out, but being so strong at the start was a vindication of the work they have done at the start. 

KTM, on the other hand, appear to have some work left to do. The KTM Moto2 bike appears to have a tendency to chatter badly, making it quite hard to ride and be competitive on at the moment. Brad Binder was the fastest KTM rider, ending the session in 12th and nine tenths behind Marini, while the next fastest KTM rider was Lukas Tulovic in 20th. 

The switch to the Triumph engine is making a difference in other areas as well. More torque and different electronics is putting more of an emphasis on the tires, the bikes leaving more Dunlop rubber on the track. This may force Dunlop to speed up development of their Moto2 tires. The tire manufacturer already has an additional, larger profile rear tire at the Jerez test, to cope with the different demands of the Triumph Moto2 engines.

Testing will continue on Sunday, but poor weather is expected, with rain likely to keep the track wet all day. The test after that will be here in Jerez again, from 20th to the 22nd of February.

Results:

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev  
1 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:41.524    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:41.792 0.268 0.268
3 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:41.901 0.377 0.109
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:41.991 0.467 0.090
5 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:42.196 0.672 0.205
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:42.241 0.717 0.045
7 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:42.264 0.740 0.023
8 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.282 0.758 0.018
9 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:42.305 0.781 0.023
10 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:42.311 0.787 0.006
11 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:42.361 0.837 0.050
12 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:42.465 0.941 0.104
13 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:42.672 1.148 0.207
14 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:42.743 1.219 0.071
15 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:42.782 1.258 0.039
16 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:42.812 1.288 0.030
17 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:42.875 1.351 0.063
18 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:42.880 1.356 0.005
19 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:42.888 1.364 0.008
20 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:42.916 1.392 0.028
21 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:43.012 1.488 0.096
22 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:43.123 1.599 0.111
23 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:43.505 1.981 0.382
24 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:43.652 2.128 0.147
25 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:43.653 2.129 0.001
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.900 2.376 0.247
27 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:44.148 2.624 0.248
28 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:44.207 2.683 0.059
29 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:44.803 3.279 0.596
30 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:45.097 3.573 0.294
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2018 Jerez Moto2 Test Friday Times: Baldassarri Fastest, Martin Breaks Bones In Debut Triumph Test

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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. 

The Moto2 riders had a tough start, the track starting out wet after heavy overnight rain. But by the time the track had dried out completely after lunch, the riders got in a lot of laps on the first day of testing. They will have to balance the number of laps with engine life, as they are limited on the distance they can do on these engines, official engines being used for Moto2 testing under the new system. 

A different engine character requires a different riding style. "We've got a lot more power in the middle," Sam Lowes explained. "The top end is similar. Engine brake and blipper means you can attack the corner a bit better, turn, and get out. We just compared a bit the lap time, the corner speed is loads lower today than I was on the Honda, but on exit and entry, you're already faster. It's not like MotoGP, because it's only 130hp, but it's a bit like MotoGP in that you have to stop the bike more than you did on the Honda. You can get away with a little bit less speed in the slower corners, because you don't have to carry speed to keep the RPM, your window of good power is a lot bigger. You can short shift and drive."

What was obvious from watching track side was that the bikes were a lot more difficult to control. There was more wheelie coming out of Turn 13 onto the front straight, and the bikes were moving more during hard braking. Some of this may be solved as the teams get to grips with the new electronics, and understand the different maps they have at their disposal. Though the bikes were perfectly ridable, and the closeness of the times suggest that the teams could go racing tomorrow if they needed to, studying and understanding the possibilities the Magneti Marelli electronics offer will quickly improve performance. One team manager bemoaned the need to hire an additional electronics specialist to help with their two riders.

Another issue was that the teams and riders had difficulty starting the bikes, the long-stroke, high-compression triple needing a very different approach. Starter rollers will need to be more powerful - 24V instead of 12V - and riders will have to study the right moment to bump start the bike. Some mechanics suggested using second gear rather than fourth gear, to get the engine turning more quickly. 

Lorenzo Baldassarri finished the day on top of the timesheets, though Balda, Luca Marini, and Sam Lowes all looked very strong throughout the day, all swapping top spot among themselves and never far behind. It looked like the KTMs were struggling more than the Kalexes, as Brad Binder was the first KTM, setting the eighth fastest time. The front end of the KTM - with a revised, much larger air inlet to feed the airbox - appeared to be a problem, where the Kalex chassis seemed to work straight out of the box. 

Nicolo Bulega was the fastest rookie, the Triumph engines appearing to be easier to adapt to than the Honda motors, although the level of this cohort of Moto3 entrants is phenomenal. There was also some phenomenal bad luck for reigning Moto3 champion Jorge Martin, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider getting flicked off at Turn 2, and fracturing the humerus in his upper left arm, and three bones in his right foot. Martin will be relieved the winter break is nigh. Despite his misfortune, he finished the first day of testing in fifteenth, just over a second behind Baldassarri. 

Friday times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:42.203    
2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.346 0.143 0.143
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:42.485 0.282 0.139
4 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:42.723 0.520 0.238
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:42.736 0.533 0.013
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:42.743 0.540 0.007
7 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:42.769 0.566 0.026
8 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:42.777 0.574 0.008
9 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:42.818 0.615 0.041
10 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:42.881 0.678 0.063
11 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.954 0.751 0.073
12 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:43.238 1.035 0.284
13 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:43.295 1.092 0.057
14 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:43.344 1.141 0.049
15 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:43.361 1.158 0.017
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:43.368 1.165 0.007
17 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:43.559 1.356 0.191
18 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:43.697 1.494 0.138
19 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:43.737 1.534 0.040
20 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:43.816 1.613 0.079
21 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:43.979 1.776 0.163
22 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:44.004 1.801 0.025
23 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:44.009 1.806 0.005
24 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:44.045 1.842 0.036
25 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:44.401 2.198 0.356
26 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:44.428 2.225 0.027
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:44.564 2.361 0.136
28 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.636 2.433 0.072
29 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:45.416 3.213 0.780
30 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:45.686 3.483 0.270
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2018 Jerez MotoE Test Friday Times: Tuuli Fastest In MotoE Debut

MotoE made its debut at Jerez on Friday, the electric bikes taking to the track in earnest for the first time. Feedback from the riders if very positive, Bradley Smith telling us, "It feels like a race bike". Track conditions were tricky, with a half-wet, half dry session early in the afternoon, and a fully dry session at the end of the afternoon, so times do not mean too much at the moment. There is a lot of setup work still to be done.

Times:

Pos No Rider Team Time Diff Prev
1 66 Niki Tuuli Ajo Motorsport 1:51.721    
2 51 Eric Granado Avintia Esponsorama 1:51.842 0.121 0.121
3 14 Randy De Puniet LCR E-Team 1:51.906 0.185 0.064
4 38 Bradley Smith One Energy 1:52.339 0.618 0.433
5 5 Alex De Angelis Alma Pramac 1:52.403 0.682 0.064
6 63 Mike Di Meglio EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:52.574 0.853 0.171
7 2 Jesko Raffin Dynavolt Intact GP 1:52.675 0.954 0.101
8 32 Lorenzo Savadori Trentino Gresini 1:52.689 0.968 0.014
9 15 Sete Gibernau Pons Racing 1:52.817 1.096 0.128
10 8 M. Casadei   1:53.629 1.908 0.812
11 18 Nico Terol Angel Nieto Team 1:54.192 2.471 0.563
12 78 Kenny Foray Tech3 E-Racing 1:54.413 2.692 0.221

Combined times from all four sessions:

Pos No Rider Team Time Diff Prev
1 66 Niki Tuuli Ajo Motorsport 1:51.721    
2 51 Eric Granado Avintia Esponsorama 1:51.842 0.121 0.121
3 14 Randy De Puniet LCR E-Team 1:51.906 0.185 0.064
4 38 Bradley Smith One Energy 1:52.339 0.618 0.433
5 5 Alex De Angelis Alma Pramac 1:52.403 0.682 0.064
6 63 Mike Di Meglio EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:52.574 0.853 0.171
7 2 Jesko Raffin Dynavolt Intact GP 1:52.675 0.954 0.101
8 32 Lorenzo Savadori Trentino Gresini 1:52.689 0.968 0.115
9 15 Sete Gibernau Pons Racing 1:52.817 1.096 0.142
10 8 Matteo Casadei Ongetta SIC58 1:53.629 1.908 0.812
11 7 Niccolo Canepa LCR E-Team 1:53.959 2.238 0.330
12 18 Nico Terol Angel Nieto Team 1:54.192 2.471 0.233
13 78 Kenny Foray Tech3 E-Racing 1:54.413 2.692 0.221
14 16 Josh Hook Alma Pramac 1:55.731 4.010 1.318
15 11 Matteo Ferrari Trentino Gresini 1:58.314 6.593 2.583
16 6 Maria Herrera Angel Nieto Team 2:00.562 8.841 2.248
17 84 Julian Miralles Avintia Esponsorama 2:06.002 14.281 5.440
18 27 Luca Vitali Ongetta SIC58 2:06.560 14.839 0.558
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Test: Combined Times - Quartararo Most Improved

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Combined times from both days of the test, showing the riders sorted by most improved over the two days:

No Rider Bike Tuesday Wednesday Fast Improved Tue-Wed
20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:33.850 1:32.091 1:32.091 1.759
43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:32.555 1:30.939 1:30.939 1.616
94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.810 1:32.265 1:32.265 1.545
99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:32.959 1:31.584 1:31.584 1.375
88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:35.118 1:33.798 1:33.798 1.320
30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.539 1:31.304 1:31.304 1.235
55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:34.233 1:33.008 1:33.008 1.225
29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.291 1:32.124 1:32.124 1.167
42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.402 1:31.254 1:31.254 1.148
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:32.100 1:30.959 1:30.959 1.141
21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.085 1:30.974 1:30.974 1.111
36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.787 1:31.714 1:31.714 1.073
63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:32.396 1:31.405 1:31.405 0.991
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:31.846 1:30.890 1:30.890 0.956
53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:32.834 1:31.940 1:31.940 0.894
93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.718 1:30.911 1:30.911 0.807
41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.095 1:31.400 1:31.400 0.695
38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.709 1:33.028 1:33.028 0.681
12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.416 1:30.757 1:30.757 0.659
44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.179 1:31.628 1:31.628 0.551
46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.845 1:31.371 1:31.371 0.474
17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:33.301 1:32.906 1:32.906 0.395
5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:32.835 1:32.509 1:32.509 0.326
6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:32.015   1:32.015 0.000
51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.220 1:32.376 1:32.220 0.156
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Test Times Wednesday 3:30pm: Dovizioso Takes Over As Time Attack Starts

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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.

Times at 3:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:30.890    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.019 0.129 0.129
3 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:31.145 0.255 0.126
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.371 0.481 0.226
5 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.395 0.505 0.024
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.400 0.510 0.005
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:31.509 0.619 0.109
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.545 0.655 0.036
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:31.637 0.747 0.092
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.714 0.824 0.077
11 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:31.758 0.868 0.044
12 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:31.773 0.883 0.015
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:31.951 1.061 0.178
14 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:32.183 1.293 0.232
15 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:32.265 1.375 0.082
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.376 1.486 0.111
17 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.490 1.600 0.114
18 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:32.580 1.690 0.090
19 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:32.673 1.783 0.093
20 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:32.754 1.864 0.081
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:32.906 2.016 0.152
22 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.164 2.274 0.258
23 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:33.533 2.643 0.369
24 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:33.962 3.072 0.429
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Test Times Wednesday 2:30pm - Marquez Leads The Ducatis

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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. 

Marc Marquez led the times at 2:30pm, doing a limited number of laps but going quickly on the 2019 prototype. The factory Ducatis followed, Danilo Petrucci fractionally faster than Andrea Dovizioso. Two Yamahas were fourth and fifth fastest, Maverick Viñales under four tenths behind Marquez, while Franco Morbidelli was three quarters of a second slower than the Repsol Honda rider. 

Joan Mir is currently fastest rookie, the Suzuki rider just a fraction ahead of Pecco Bagnaia on the Pramac Ducati. Jorge Lorenzo continues to adapt to the Honda, already four tenths faster than Tuesday, but still 1.5 seconds behind his teammate.

Times at 2:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.019    
2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:31.145 0.126 0.126
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:31.205 0.186 0.060
4 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.395 0.376 0.190
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:31.758 0.739 0.363
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:31.824 0.805 0.066
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.904 0.885 0.080
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.907 0.888 0.003
9 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.011 0.992 0.104
10 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.016 0.997 0.005
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.018 0.999 0.002
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.203 1.184 0.185
13 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:32.287 1.268 0.084
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.376 1.357 0.089
15 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:32.581 1.562 0.205
16 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:32.673 1.654 0.092
17 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:32.837 1.818 0.164
18 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.840 1.821 0.003
19 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:32.847 1.828 0.007
20 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:32.944 1.925 0.097
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:33.182 2.163 0.238
22 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.332 2.313 0.150
23 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:33.533 2.514 0.201
24 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:34.028 3.009 0.495
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2019
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