Lorenzo under lap record pace in Sepang test

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Tuesday 30th January, 2018 - 11:28pm

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Jorge Lorenzo lapped under record pace on the final day of the Sepang pre-season MotoGP test.

The Ducati Team rider finished significantly faster than second-best Dani Pedrosa, with Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) third-quickest.

Lorenzo shook off an early fall to clock a 1:58.830s on his 21st of 48 laps, while Day 1 fast man Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) similarly made his mark early on with his best lap his ninth.

Like his team-mate Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso had a crash before setting his fastest lap to end the day in fourth position.

Jack Miller was fifth-fastest on his Pramac Ducati for the third day in a row, despite an early crash, while Alex Rins took his Suzuki up to sixth.

Defending world champion Marc Marquez was seventh-fastest as he rode without an aero fairing, unlike team-mate Pedrosa who tested with and without one.

The Movistar Yamahas had set the pace on Day 2, but Valentino Rossi was eighth-fastest on Day 3 and Maverick Viñales 18th.

Pol Espargaro did not appear on track after a sizeable crash on his Red Bull KTM on Day 2, but has been cleared of any fractures.

The next official test is at new MotoGP venue Buriram in Thailand on February 16-18.

Pre-season testing: Sepang: Day 3

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev
1 99 Jorge LORENZO ESP Ducati Team Ducati 1:58.830
2 26 Dani PEDROSA ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:59.009 0.179/0.179
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:59.052 0.222/0.043
4 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:59.169 0.339/0.117
5 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:59.346 0.516/0.177
6 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:59.348 0.518/0.002
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:59.382 0.552/0.034
8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:59.449 0.619/0.067
9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1:59.511 0.681/0.062
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:59.528 0.698/0.017
11 53 Tito RABAT ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:59.547 0.717/0.019
12 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:59.615 0.785/0.068
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:59.962 1.132/0.347
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 2:00.071 1.241/0.109
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA ESP Angel Nieto Team Ducati 2:00.205 1.375/0.134
16 36 Mika KALLIO FIN KTM Test Team KTM 2:00.464 1.634/0.259
17 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2:00.526 1.696/0.062
18 25 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2:00.547 1.717/0.021
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 2:00.574 1.744/0.027
20 10 Xavier SIMEON BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2:00.784 1.954/0.210
21 45 Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2:00.812 1.982/0.028
22 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2:00.969 2.139/0.157
23 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 2:01.120 2.290/0.151
24 12 Tom LUTHI SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2:01.126 2.296/0.006
25 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2:01.223 2.393/0.097
26 33 Yamaha TEST 3 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2:01.385 2.555/0.162
27 32 Yamaha TEST 2 JPN Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 2:01.679 2.849/0.294

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