Marquez on top in Misano testing

Marquez on top in Misano testing


Marquez on top in Misano testing


Marc Marquez pipped Jorge Lorenzo to set the pace in MotoGP’s post-weekend test at Misano.

The Spaniard, who was defeated by Lorenzo in Sunday’s grand prix, bounced back from a late crash at Turn 12 to hit the front in the final moments of the day. A 1m33.264s put him just over two tenths clear of Lorenzo, who was a similar gap ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi.

The Yamaha pair both ran a YZR-M1 in 2014 configuration, although it was not a full prototype machine. Honda meanwhile brought an evolved version of the 2014 bike Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa tested at Aragon in June.

While Marquez went fastest, Pedrosa could only manage sixth overall, some six tenths off the pace.

Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow who focused on brake improvements and Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista were both faster than the works Honda rider.

Suzuki was also present with Randy de Puniet, and used the test to trial a different specification engine and to define its development paths.

The Frenchman ended the day 13th fastest, just less than two seconds down on Marquez.

Andrea Dovizioso finished eighth fastest on the revised Ducati GP13, which features a new chassis.

Ducati were unable to provide Nicky Hayden with the same equipment, although the American was just 0.1s off his teammate’s best.

Andrea Iannone ended the day 10th for the satellite Pramac team, while team newcomer Yonny Hernandez set to stand in for the injured Ben Spies in forthcoming races was 16th.

Pos  Rider             Team/Bike             Time       Gap 1.  Marc Marquez      Honda                 1m33.264s 2.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha                1m33.502s  +0.238s 3.  Valentino Rossi   Yamaha                1m33.660s  +0.396s 4.  Cal Crutchlow     Tech 3 Yamaha         1m33.780s  +0.516s 5.  Alvaro Bautista   Gresini Honda         1m33.877s  +0.613s 6.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda                 1m33.892s  +0.628s 7.  Stefan Bradl      LCR Honda             1m34.015s  +0.751s 8.  Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati                1m34.118s  +0.854s 9.  Nicky Hayden      Ducati                1m34.252s  +0.988s10.  Andrea Iannone    Pramac Ducati         1m34.378s  +1.114s11.  Bradley Smith     Tech 3 Yamaha         1m34.414s  +1.150s12.  Michele Pirro     Ducati Test Team      1m34.652s  +1.388s13.  Randy de Puniet   Suzuki                1m35.097s  +1.833s14.  Hiroshi Aoyama    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  1m35.501s  +2.237s15.  Danilo Petrucci   Ioda-Suter0BMW        1m35.671s  +2.407s16.  Yonny Hernandez   Pramac Ducati         1m36.277s  +3.013s17.  Hector Barbera    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  1m36.348s  +3.084s18.  Colin Edwards     Forward FTR-Kawasaki  1m36.402s  +3.138s19.  Claudio Corti     Forward FTR-Kawasaki  1m36.540s  +3.276s20.  Michael Laverty   PBM-Aprilia           1m37.699s  +4.435s21.  Michele Magnoni   Ioda-Suter-BMW        1m39.107s  +5.843s

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