Ducatis on top on Day 1 of Jerez MotoGP test

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Thursday 29th November, 2018 - 9:02am

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Danilo Petrucci

Factory Ducati riders Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso finished first and second on the first day of the Jerez MotoGP test.

Petrucci clocked the benchmark 1:37.968s early in the final hour while Dovizioso subsequently moved to a 1:38.185s before he crashed at Turn 5.

According to Team Manager Davide Tardozzi, both briefly rode GP18s at the start of proceedings before taking up GP19s.

Alvaro Bautista was on test duties for Ducati and ended up ninth, one position behind Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller, who was on a hybrid 2018/2019 Desmosedici.

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami had risen to second before being bumped back a position by Dovizioso, where he remained for the rest of the day.

Valencia test fast man Maverick Viñales was fourth for Yamaha Factory Racing having worked with two different engine specifications.

Team-mate Valentino Rossi finished proceedings down in 17th and at one stage pulled to a halt on-track due to a problem with his M1.

Marc Marquez tried a new aerodynamic package as he ended up 0.549s off the pace in fifth on his Repsol Honda, two positions ahead of new factory Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo.

Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was again the fastest rookie in sixth position, fellow rookie Joan Mir led the way for Suzuki Ecstar in 10th, Andrea Iannone was top Gresini Aprilia rider in 11th, and the leading KTM was Pol Espargaro for the factory team in 15th.

Iannone also crashed during the day at Turn 5.

Testing resumes tonight at 1930 AEDT.

Day 1: Jerez Post-season test

Pos  Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/Prev
1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:37.968
2 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:38.185 0.217/0.217
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1:38.348 0.380/0.163
4 12 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:38.376 0.408/0.028
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:38.517 0.549/0.141
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:38.659 0.691/0.142
7 99 Jorge LORENZO ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:38.749 0.781/0.090
8 43 Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:38.816 0.848/0.067
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA ESP Ducati Test Team Ducati 1:38.830 0.862/0.014
10 36 Joan MIR ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:38.956 0.988/0.126
11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:39.008 1.040/0.052
12 53 Tito RABAT ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:39.097 1.129/0.089
13 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:39.150 1.182/0.053
14 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:39.157 1.189/0.007
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:39.241 1.273/0.084
16 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:39.414 1.446/0.173
17 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1:39.564 1.596/0.150
18 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1:40.174 2.206/0.610
19 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:40.192 2.224/0.018
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:40.438 2.470/0.246
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAS KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1:40.630 2.662/0.192
22 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA SUZUKI Test Team Suzuki 1:40.743 2.775/0.113
23 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM 1:41.699 3.731/0.956
24 15 Matteo BAIOCCO ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:42.766 4.798/1.067

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