Vinales again on top on final test day at Valencia

Maverick Vinales
Maverick Vinales

Maverick Vinales
Position: 1st – Time: 1’30.757
"It has been a positive test. We've been working a lot on improving for the first lap of the race. I'm actually really happy because from the first lap I felt good grip and I could push. There's still work to do to further improve the engine braking and the smoothness of the power, so that's what we will work on in Jerez. It was unlucky that we couldn't ride all day, like we had planned. We couldn't test the engines very well, so we're going to decide after Jerez which of the two we choose. As I said, we need to try more, to be more convinced about the engine decision, but I think we're on the right track.

"We need to focus on the riding style and getting a smoother bike will be very important, especially when there's no grip during the race, but there is an upgrade coming that will help a lot. In these last two days I only focused on the engine and didn't touch anything concerning the setting. I think we could have improved the set-up for Valencia a lot, but I'm happy that just focusing on the engine we improved by some tenths."

Marc Marquez
3RD 1'30.911 (53 LAPS)
β€œIt was a good day for us, as we tried many things and got a lot of information. Today we mainly worked on the new bike and the engine setup, but not only on that. We had many things to try and to understand, as the feeling is quite different. In the morning I was really comfortable and I was already able to be fast. Then I stayed there, remained calm and kept the rhythm, because to be honest, it was a must-not-crash situation today. We tried different combinations, spending a lot of time in the garage in the morning, but I was able to make a few consistent runs in the afternoon."

Day 2 Times

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time Gap
1 VINALES Maverick 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'30.757 0.000s
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team 1'30.890 0.133
3 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'30.911 0.154
4 MILLER Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing 1'30.939 0.182
5 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team 1'30.959 0.202
6 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT 1'30.974 0.217
7 RINS Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 1'31.254 0.497
8 NAKAGAMI Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda 1'31.304 0.547
9 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'31.371 0.614
10 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'31.400 0.643
11 BAGNAIA Francesco 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing 1'31.405 0.648
12 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'31.584 0.827
13 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'31.628 0.871
14 MIR Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 1'31.714 0.957
15 RABAT Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing 1'31.940 1.183
16 BRADL Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda 1'32.015 1.258
17 QUARTARARO Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT 1'32.091 1.334
18 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'32.124 1.367
19 PIRRO Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team 1'32.220 1.463
20 FOLGER Jonas 94 GER Yamaha Test Team 1'32.265 1.508
21 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'32.509 1.752
22 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing 1'32.906 2.149
23 SYAHRIN Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1'33.008 2.251
24 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team 1'33.028 2.271
25 OLIVEIRA Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1'33.798 3.041