2016 Sepang MotoGP Test Times at 2:30pm - Lorenzo Dominates the Ducatis

Testing continues at Sepang, though the teams have now all stopped for lunch, and to sit out the intense heat of the middle of the day. There are a few changes at the top of the standings, the most significant being the influx of Ducatis into the top of the timesheets. Jorge Lorenzo leads, though, with an impressive time nearly a second faster than the rest of the field. In second place, Danilo Petrucci has put on an imposing showing on the Pramac Ducati, leading the factory bike of Andrea Iannone. The two Repsol Hondas follow, Dani Pedrosa quicker than Marc Marquez, while Scott Redding on the second Pramac bike leads Valentino Rossi on the second Yamaha. Aleix Espargaro is the first of the Suzukis, nearly 1.7 off the time of Lorenzo, but within seven tenths of the fastest Ducatis.

Times at 2:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 2:00.863    
2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 2:01.811 0.948 0.948
3 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati GP16 2:01.912 1.049 0.101
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2:02.125 1.262 0.213
5 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2:02.278 1.415 0.153
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 2:02.338 1.475 0.060
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 2:02.472 1.609 0.134
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 2:02.539 1.676 0.067
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:02.600 1.737 0.061
10 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 2:02.646 1.783 0.046
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP16 2:02.695 1.832 0.049
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 2:02.916 2.053 0.221
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:03.074 2.211 0.158
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 2:03.154 2.291 0.080
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 2:03.463 2.600 0.309
16 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 2:03.463 2.600 0.000
17 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 2:03.565 2.702 0.102
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 2:03.672 2.809 0.107
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 2:03.978 3.115 0.306
20 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:04.182 3.319 0.204
21 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP16 Test 2:06.487 5.624 2.305

 

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Comments

The reputed 2.02.1 put down by Stoner on Saturday on the GP15 makes for a very interesting comparison.

Unofficial times, unknown source, unknown time of day, unknown tyre age .... I accept that it is not comparing apples to apples, but it does rather make the salivation process begin while waiting for Tuesday to roll around.

Are alot of the riders sandbagging though? Jorge's hardly a whole second ahead of everyone just by pure skill alone. Probably just the only one to do a couple of proper flying laps.
I say that in the way of I hope to God that tomorrow Stoner's right up there, if he was in anyway competitive it'd just make that dream of a wildcard so much more realistic (I mean it's blatently gonna happen but a competitive wildcard would be epic)

Turlock, if you're excited now - have you thought about the fact that the next official MotoGP test is at Phillip Island? : )

If Stoner rides there, we'll very quickly know whether a competitive wildcard is on the cards... so to speak.