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Quartararo fastest, Marquez brothers crash on Day 1 of Valencia test

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Wednesday 20th November, 2019 - 6:59am

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Fabio Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo set the pace while both Marquez brothers crashed on Day 1 of MotoGP post-season testing at Valencia.

Quartararo amassed the greatest number of laps, with the Frenchman’s fastest a 1:30.163s on his 73rd time around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo out of a total of 82.

He subsequently crashed his Petronas SRT Yamaha entry at Turn 10 but remained on top as factory counterpart Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha) closed to 0.164s behind.

Quartararo’s team-mate Franco Morbidelli made it three Yamahas in the top three with a fastest lap of 1:30.650s, just ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, who was testing a new chassis.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez ended up fifth but had to finish the day on a 2019-spec RC213V after crashing his only 2020 version at Turn 13.

His new team-mate, Alex Marquez, was entered with LCR Honda and crashed on his first run at Turn 10.

He ultimately logged 53 laps for the day which had him classified at the foot of the timesheet in 23rd.

Stefan Bradl emulated both of the Marquez brothers by also going down at Turn 10, which resulted in damage to that 2020 prototype, and he finished up one position ahead of Alex.

Suzuki Ecstar team-mates Joan Mir and Alex Rins were sixth and seventh respectively, ahead of Red Bull KTM Factory’s Pol Espargaro.

Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha), who was working with his new crew chief in David Muñoz, took ninth, with Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller rounding out the top 10.

Factory Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci completed only 10 laps due to pain from his crash in the weekend’s race, which left him 12th.

Andrea Iannone was the top Aprilia rider in 14th, 1.511s off the pace.

The test concludes with Day 2 from tonight (AEDT).

Post-season testing: Valencia: Day 1

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev Laps
1 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:30.163   73 / 82
2 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:30.327 0.164 / 0.164 58 / 66
3 Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:30.650 0.487 / 0.323 30 / 71
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 1:30.665 0.502 / 0.015 48 / 58
5 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:30.698 0.535 / 0.033 33 / 60
6 Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.811 0.648 / 0.113 61 / 63
7 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.958 0.795 / 0.147 57 / 76
8 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:30.974 0.811 / 0.016 29 / 58
9 Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:31.012 0.849 / 0.038 57 / 73
10 Jack MILLER Pramac Racing Ducati 1:31.130 0.967 / 0.118 20 / 43
11 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:31.183 1.020 / 0.053 63 / 69
12 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.433 1.270 / 0.250 9 / 10
13 Iker LECUONA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:31.645 1.482 / 0.212 55 / 57
14 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.674 1.511 / 0.029 28 / 54
15 Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:31.775 1.612 / 0.101 50 / 53
16 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.815 1.652 / 0.040 20 / 45
17 Dani PEDROSA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:31.863 1.700 / 0.048 38 / 52
18 Michele PIRRO Pramac Racing Ducati 1:32.016 1.853 / 0.153 23 / 38
19 Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:32.034 1.871 / 0.018 44 / 47
20 Bradley SMITH Aprilia Factory Racing Aprilia 1:32.090 1.927 / 0.056 46 / 50
21 Brad BINDER Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:32.645 2.482 / 0.555 61 / 70
22 Stefan BRADL Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:32.833 2.670 / 0.188 25 / 25
23 Alex MARQUEZ LCR Honda Honda 1:32.873 2.710 / 0.040 52 / 53
NC Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM      

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