Valencia MotoGP Test Tuesday Times Final: Viñales Edges Rossi And Lorenzo

Final times at the end of Tuesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:30.930    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:30.950 0.020 0.020
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:31.052 0.122 0.102
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.102 0.172 0.050
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:31.131 0.201 0.029
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.156 0.226 0.025
7 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.165 0.235 0.009
8 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.242 0.312 0.077
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:31.286 0.356 0.044
10 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.306 0.376 0.020
11 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:31.477 0.547 0.171
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:31.674 0.744 0.197
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP17 1:32.068 1.138 0.394
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.177 1.247 0.109
15 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:32.315 1.385 0.138
16 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:32.450 1.520 0.135
17 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:32.462 1.532 0.012
18 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:32.578 1.648 0.116
19 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.613 1.683 0.035
20 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.806 1.876 0.193
21 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.811 1.881 0.005
22 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.935 2.005 0.124
23 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:33.231 2.301 0.296
24 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.359 2.429 0.128
25 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.110 3.180 0.751
26 21 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP15 1:36.940 6.010 2.830
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The list says JL99 was on the GP17, but he actually rode all day on the GP16 with the exception of one final slow shakedown lap on the GP17 to make sure it's ready for tomorrow. I think Dovizioso may have done the same. Pirro may have been the only rider going full speed on GP17.

Very interesting results already for the riders on new machinery.

Tomorrow could be even more interesting, dependent on the GP17 performance.

I'm ready for Qatar.

Everybody should be afraid, after only 1 day on the Ducati Jorge is within a tenth of a second to the front runner.

I'm not a Redding fan at all.  But he's in 8th with a 31.2 - that's under his qualifying lap of 31.4 on the first day, and extremely close to Petrucci's Q2 time.  That's got to put some pressure on Petrucci since he will have the GP17 and is missing this test.

MV very quick jl impressive and honda bigbang engine but i think there is more i have the idea honda has a desmo system also. If u compare the sound between yam and duc you can hear the ducati has a zzzzz sound in the engine (if you know what i mean :-) ) and i thought to hear the same on the honda although a little less then on the duc. You dont hear that sounds on the yam or suz.

Was he not testing today? Not enough GP17s to go around? Or did I miss somthing? Was really interested to see how Redding did vs him

Petrucci was absent because he had to return to Italy because of a family matter.

This gave us all types of things to speculate on for the next few months!

Petrucci.  any info on why misssed his new ride he fought so hard to earn?

It's inevitable that people will compare he opposite situation of Valencia first day 2010, with Lorenzo on the M1 top of the sheet and Rossi swapping to the Duc 1.8 seconds slower (and not the fastest Ducati, either).

I wonder who is the more relieved: Lorenzo, or Duc management?

Hi David,

Firstly thanks for a great year of Moto Matters. I'll be signing up again real soon for 2017

My question is this, in the morning testing VR set his time with a full winged 16 Yam on soft tyres while MV was usuing a NON winged Yam (& I think on the harder tyres). Can you tell us the bike convigoration of the Yams for the afternoon tests as I missed the coverage ... too late here in Australia ... I'm super inmpressed with how MV, JL, & AI did today on there new steeds. thanks again

He's doing it.
I expected to see him a full second slower, and to call that solid work. I told myself not to read much into it if he was slow. Uhm....I think we OUGHT to read into this performance right away on the Ducati. I already anticipate that he could win at Qatar. Iannone and Vinales too, wow!

Tues did not disappoint.

A lap with some slow motion - Lorenzo getting his fast lap, zero movement under him for a Duc on rails.

Both look incredible on their new machines. That they look so comfortable already is scary for the rest.

Lorenzo looks made for the Duc. It's stable enough that he can maintain his famous corner speed but then has all that extra grunt down the straight.

he owns that track so if the Ducati even half suits him he should be quick, the problems will be on tracks (and conditions of course) that don't suit him.  Mind you I'm sure he and the whole ducati team will be all to aware of that and working out how to maximise the testing time he has available to him down to the minute.

I'm guessing those who predicted Rossi would start to hassle his new team mate once he becomes competitive are now expecting that Vinales will have to watch his back.  Personally I'm not convinced that a Rossi and Vinales clash is inevitable.  MV was quick and I think it was a great warning shot to one and all - watch out.