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Viñales, Yamahas quickest in Valencia MotoGP test

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Thursday 21st November, 2019 - 7:39am

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Maverick Viñales

Maverick Viñales has finished fastest in the Valencia post-season MotoGP test as Yamahas again filled the top three.

Fabio Quartararo, the Day 1 pace-setter, spent multiple hours atop the timing screen thanks to a 1:30.591s and then a 1:30.013s on his Petronas SRT Yamaha.

Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha), using the Iwata factory’s new chassis and engine, then clocked a 1:29.849s with a bit over an hour left.

The time beat that with which Quartararo qualified on pole four days earlier, while Quartararo’s team-mate Franco Morbidelli took up third position for the day and the test overall with a fastest lap barely a tenth slower than #20’s.

Castrol LCR’s Cal Crutchlow was fourth with a 1:30.316s despite a crash, having tried both Honda’s current-specification bike and a prototype.

Suzuki Ecstar’s Joan Mir and Alex Rins were fifth and sixth respectively, just ahead of Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez.

The world champion recorded his fastest lap on a prototype RC213V and also tested a new aerodynamic package.

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory) set a time good enough for eighth on the day after crashing at Turn 10, with Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha) ending up ninth.

Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller, who finished the day in 10th, was back-to-backing the GP19 and Ducati’s 2020 prototype given factory rider Danilo Petrucci was missing from action due to shoulder pain.

Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, however, was eighth for the test overall with the 1:30.665s he set on Day 1.

His fastest on Day 2 was a 1:31.143s that was good enough for 11th.

Top Aprilia was Aleix Espargaro in 16th on a 1:31.526s while Alex Marquez (LCR Honda) got down to a 1:32.235s which put him 20th on the second day and 22nd on combined days.

Another two-day test will be held at Jerez from Monday.

Post-season testing: Valencia: Day 2

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap 1st/prev Laps
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES ESP Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:29.849   56 / 67
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:30.013 0.164 / 0.164 42 / 64
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1:30.114 0.265 / 0.101 50 / 52
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1:30.316 0.467 / 0.202 59 / 73
5 36 Joan MIR ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.427 0.578 / 0.111 54 / 61
6 42 Alex RINS ESP Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:30.503 0.654 / 0.076 54 / 57
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ ESP Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:30.556 0.707 / 0.053 53 / 71
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:30.685 0.836 / 0.129 12 / 46
9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1:30.781 0.932 / 0.096 55 / 68
10 43 Jack MILLER AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 1:30.854 1.005 / 0.073 57 / 59
11 04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.143 1.294 / 0.289 37 / 42
12 53 Tito RABAT ESP Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:31.258 1.409 / 0.115 62 / 63
13 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1:31.424 1.575 / 0.166 31 / 40
14 26 Dani PEDROSA ESP Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:31.470 1.621 / 0.046 28 / 48
15 27 Iker LECUONA ESP Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:31.515 1.666 / 0.045 10 / 57
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ESP Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.526 1.677 / 0.011 22 / 43
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:31.597 1.748 / 0.071 53 / 59
18 6 Stefan BRADL GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1:31.657 1.808 / 0.060 29 / 54
19 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1:31.800 1.951 / 0.143 36 / 38
20 73 Alex MARQUEZ ESP LCR Honda Honda 1:32.235 2.386 / 0.435 52 / 79
21 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Aprilia Factory Racing Aprilia 1:32.249 2.400 / 0.014 26 / 32
22 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:32.367 2.518 / 0.118 61 / 66
NC 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati Team Ducati      
NC 82 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM      

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