Viñales heads Yamaha one-two in Catalunya post-race test
Maverick Viñales has gone fastest in the Barcelona post-race MotoGP test from satellite Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli, while both factory Honda riders had spills.
Viñales took top spot from Marc Marquez late in the eight-hour day, then reclaimed it on his 98th and final lap after Morbidelli had improved on the Spaniard’s 94th lap time.
In the end, it was the factory Monster Energy Yamaha rider with a 1:38.967s and the Petronas SRT Yamaha rider with a 1:39.014s.
The factory team was testing electronics, while Valentino Rossi also had a new exhaust to try as he finished 14th.
Sunday’s first-time podium finisher, Fabio Quartararo, was fifth on the second SRT Yamaha.
Jorge Lorenzo caused an early red flag when he crashed the Honda with the carbon fibre chassis components at Turn 8 but returned to complete a total of 65 laps.
On the other Hondas, Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu LCR) was seventh, Cal Crutchlow (Castrol LCR) 10th, and test rider Stefan Bradl (Team HRC) 24th.
Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins was an early pace-setter before ending up in fourth, four positions ahead of team-mate Joan Mir.
Francesco Bagnaia led the way for Ducati in sixth despite a crash, while fellow Pramac Racing rider Jack Miller was ninth.
Factory Mission Winnow Ducati riders Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso were 11th and 12th respectively.
Red Bull Factory KTM Racing’s Johann Zarco edged team-mate Pol Espargaro to top KTM honours as they finished 15th and 16th, while Dani Pedrosa completed his first official test for the Austrian marque at the foot of the 25-rider timesheet.
Aprilia’s best was test rider Bradley Smith in 18th while Aleix Espargaro sat out the day after those two crashed together early in the grand prix.
Meanwhile, Tech 3 E-Racing’s Hector Garzo was fastest on the opening day of the MotoE test in Valencia, with another two days to come.
Racing resumes for MotoGP at the Dutch TT on June 28-30.
Results: Barcelona In-season test
|1||12||Maverick VIÑALES||ESP||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1:38.967||98/98|
|2||21||Franco MORBIDELLI||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1:39.014||0.047/0.047||76/78|
|3||93||Marc MARQUEZ||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1:39.257||0.290/0.243||61/80|
|4||42||Alex RINS||ESP||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||1:39.334||0.367/0.077||72/75|
|5||20||Fabio QUARTARARO||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1:39.428||0.461/0.094||55/56|
|6||63||Francesco BAGNAIA||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1:39.466||0.499/0.038||54/54|
|7||30||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||JPN||LCR Honda IDEMITSU||Honda||1:39.555||0.588/0.089||52/59|
|8||36||Joan MIR||ESP||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||1:39.670||0.703/0.115||64/67|
|9||43||Jack MILLER||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1:39.745||0.778/0.075||59/60|
|10||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda CASTROL||Honda||1:39.903||0.936/0.158||34/73|
|11||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1:39.917||0.950/0.014||31/57|
|12||04||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1:39.925||0.958/0.008||16/63|
|13||53||Tito RABAT||ESP||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1:39.938||0.971/0.013||26/75|
|14||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1:39.968||1.001/0.030||58/71|
|15||5||Johann ZARCO||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1:40.197||1.230/0.229||68/70|
|16||44||Pol ESPARGARO||ESP||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1:40.201||1.234/0.004||5/57|
|17||99||Jorge LORENZO||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1:40.357||1.390/0.156||7/65|
|18||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1:40.564||1.597/0.207||87/88|
|19||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1:40.606||1.639/0.042||75/76|
|20||88||Miguel OLIVEIRA||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||1:40.862||1.895/0.256||31/61|
|21||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1:41.100||2.133/0.238||34/35|
|22||55||Hafizh SYAHRIN||MAS||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||1:41.162||2.195/0.062||50/52|
|23||50||Sylvain GUINTOLI||FRA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||1:41.243||2.276/0.081||18/69|
|24||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||Team HRC||Honda||1:41.429||2.462/0.186||75/84|
|25||26||Dani PEDROSA||ESP||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1:41.824||2.857/0.395||38/51|