Pedrosa tops Buriram MotoGP test

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Sunday 18th February, 2018 - 10:53pm

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Dani Pedrosa pic: MotoGP Twitter

Dani Pedrosa has emerged fastest from three days of pre-season MotoGP testing at Buriram.

Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) pipped Johann Zarco (Tech3 Yamaha) on the final day, going faster right at the end of the eight-hour session.

Marc Marquez’s Day 2 flyer left him third fastest for the test on combined times and fourth on the day, during which the Repsol Honda rider experienced a minor crash amid another big haul of 96 laps.

Friday fast man Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was third-fastest on the Sunday and Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) fifth, the latter also hitting the deck during the day.

Jack Miller’s promising pre-season continued despite being ever so slightly slower (0.005s) than he was a day earlier, setting a time good enough for sixth on the day and the test combined.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was seventh-fastest having tested three different aero fairings, while on combined times Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha) was eighth and Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) ninth.

Rookie Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) was eighth on the day and 10th combined, while Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) ended up 10th on the day and 12th combined.

Jorge Lorenzo languished in 22nd on the day and ended the test 16th on combined times, starting Sunday on a Ducati GP18 before switching to the GP17 but failing to improve.

Testing resumes at Qatar on March 1.

Pre-season testing: Buriram: Day 3

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev
1 26 Dani PEDROSA ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:29.781
2 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1:29.867 0.086/0.086
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:30.064 0.283/0.197
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:30.143 0.362/0.079
5 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.178 0.397/0.035
6 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:30.190 0.409/0.012
7 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:30.192 0.411/0.002
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1:30.456 0.675/0.264
9 53 Tito RABAT ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:30.476 0.695/0.020
10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:30.511 0.730/0.035
11 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:30.573 0.792/0.062
12 25 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:30.590 0.809/0.017
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1:30.648 0.867/0.058
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:30.701 0.920/0.053
15 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.718 0.937/0.017
16 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:30.921 1.140/0.203
17 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:31.169 1.388/0.248
18 45 Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.311 1.530/0.142
19 12 Tom LUTHI SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1:31.354 1.573/0.043
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA ESP Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:31.486 1.705/0.132
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1:31.537 1.756/0.051
22 99 Jorge LORENZO ESP Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.627 1.846/0.090
23 10 Xavier SIMEON BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:32.019 2.238/0.392
24 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:32.024 2.243/0.005

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