Ducatis on top on Day 1 of Jerez MotoGP test
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
|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|