2014 Valencia MotoGP Monday Test Times 3pm: Lorenzo Leads Yamaha Onslaught, Rookies Debut

The 2015 season has kicked off at Valencia with the first day of the test. Riders took to the track shortly after noon, with Aleix Espargaro the first man out on track on the Suzuki.

Jorge Lorenzo currently leads a trio of Yamahas, with a brace of Ducatis following. Cal Crutchlow is 0.3 slower on the LCR Honda than he was on the Ducati during the race, but is picking up speed quickly. The man whose place he took, Stefan Bradl, is a tenth slower on the Forward Yamaha than he was on the Honda. Maverick Vinales is adapting to MotoGP quickly, three seconds off the pace of Lorenzo, but still a good time for his first run on a MotoGP bike. Jack Miller is four seconds slower than Lorenzo, but has a lot more to learn. 

The test finishes at 5pm on Monday.

Times at 2:55pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:30.975    
2 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:31.204 0.229 0.229
3 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:31.341 0.366 0.137
4 5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP14.2 1:31.841 0.866 0.500
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP14.2 1:32.151 1.176 0.310
6 8 Hector Barbera Ducati Open 1:32.283 1.308 0.132
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:32.337 1.362 0.054
8 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:32.374 1.399 0.037
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.393 1.418 0.019
10 6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1:32.633 1.658 0.240
11 51 Michelle Pirro Ducati GP14.2 1:32.687 1.712 0.054
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP14 1:32.871 1.896 0.184
13 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1:33.192 2.217 0.321
14 17 Karel Abraham Honda RC213V-RS 1:33.699 2.724 0.507
15 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.031 3.056 0.332
16 45 Scott Redding Honda RC213V 1:34.324 3.349 0.293
17 76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 1:34.721 3.746 0.397
18 43 Jack Miller Honda RCV1000R 1:35.122 4.147 0.401
19 66 Alex Hofmann Aprilia 1:35.646 4.671 0.524
20 50 Eugene Laverty Honda RCV1000R 1:36.281 5.306 0.635

 

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I imagine Dani hadn't started lapping when this was written up. Live timing as of 15:35 local shows him having posted a 1:31.6, about three tenths clear of Cal. That's the gap I'm eying closest today. Are there any acknowledged differences between the two bikes?