Vinales tops post-race MotoGP test

Marquez tested 2 different bikes
Marquez tested 2 different bikes

Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has finished the official Barcelona Test at the top of the timesheets after setting a 1:38.967 at the end of the play, the Spaniard completing a whopping 98 laps to finish 0.047 faster than second place Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT), with Catalan GP race winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) third.

Both Vying and teammate Valentino Rossi weren’t testing anything big in Barcelona, with the team expecting to have some more parts at the Brno test. Rossi headed out with the new exhaust and a finger operated rear brake to finish P14 on the timesheets, 1.001 from Vinales’ time, with Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) working on his starts and testing 2020 tires for Michelin.

Marquez had three HRC bikes at his disposal for the test: one standard, one with a carbon covered frame and one that looks to be Takaaki Nakagami’s 2018 model. The number 93 completed 80 laps on Monday, but it wasn’t all so smooth. Marquez crashed at Turn 4, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo going down at Turn 9 – riders ok. In the LCR Honda garage, Nakagami got to try a 2019-spec RC213V, with Cal Crutchlow having some aerodynamic parts to test for HRC – Lorenzo also circulated with a new aero package.

Marc Marquez
“It has been a very good test and we were able to get a lot of information after trying a few different things for the future. We were looking at not only this year but also the future and what direction we need to take. We looked at both 2020 and also the second half of the season. We tried a new chassis and some new aerodynamics looking to try something for the future. Like always, there were some positives and also some negatives with everything. In the afternoon we made another step and we’ll see how we can use it in Assen."

Post-Race Barcelona Test

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 1'38.967
2 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.047
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.290
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.367
5 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.461
6 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.499
7 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.588
8 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.703
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.778
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.936
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.950
12 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.958
13 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.971
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 1.001
15 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.230
16 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.234
17 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.390
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1.597
19 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.639
20 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.895
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.133
22 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2.195
23 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.276
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 2.462
25 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 2.857

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