VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 14: Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests In Valencia day 1 at Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 14, 2017 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Marquez dominates Valencia test

2017 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez was the quickest man around the Valencia circuit yet again as testing for the 2018 MotoGP season continued.

The Repsol Honda rider finished ahead of Maverick Vinales, who set his best time on day one of the session while Johann Zarco continued to be quick on both days along with Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa.

Valentino Rossi was still half a second off the pace and only registered the fifth fastest time ahead of his former Yamaha teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, who was the quickest Ducati rider on track.

2018 OFF SEASON TEST VALENCIA – COMBINED CLASSIFICATION:
1. Marc MARQUEZ, Repsol Honda Team – Day1: 1’30.501 – Day 2: 1’30.033
2. Maverick VIÑALES, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – Day1: 1’30.189 – Day 2: 1’30.640 +0.156
3. Johann ZARCO, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – DAY 1: 1’30.389 – Day 2: 1’30.439 +0.356
4. Dani PEDROSA, Repsol Honda Team – DAY 1: 1’31.328 – Day 2: 1’30.436 +0.403
5. Valentino ROSSI, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – DAY 1: 1’30.519 – Day 2: 1’30.724 +0.486
6. Jorge LORENZO, Ducati Team – DAY 1: 1’31.059 – Day 2: 1’30.534 +0.501
7. Jack MILLER, OCTO Pramac Racing – DAY 1: 1’30.635 – Day 2: 1’30.860 +0.602
8. Cal CRUTCHLOW, LCR Honda CASTROL – DAY 1: 1’31.259 – Day 2: 1’30.654 +0.621
9. Aleix ESPARGARO, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – DAY 1: 1’30.756 – Day 2: 1’30.889 +0.723
10. Andrea DOVIZIOSO, Ducati Team – DAY 1: 1’30.850 – Day 2: 1’31.758 +0.817
11. Andrea IANNONE, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – DAY 1: NC – Day 2: 1’30.877 +0.844
12. Pol ESPARGARO, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – DAY 1: 1’31.166 – Day 2: 1’31.100 +1.067
13. Bradley SMITH, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – DAY 1: 1’31.415 – Day 2: 1’31.202 +1.169
14. Tito RABAT, Reale Avintia Racing – DAY 1: 1’31.673 – Day 2: 1’31.386 +1.353
15. Alex RINS, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – Day 1: NC – Day 2: 1’31.516 +1.483
16. Danilo PETRUCCI, OCTO Pramac Racing – DAY 1: 1’31.721 – Day 2: 1’31.874 +1.688
17. Franco MORBIDELLI, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – DAY 1: 1’32.762 – Day 2: 1’31.786 +1.753
18. Takaaki NAKAGAMI, LCR Honda IDEMITSU – DAY 1: 1’32.723 – Day 2: 1’31.867 +1.834
19. Scott REDDING, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – DAY 1: 1’32.075 – Day 2: 1’32.358 +2.042
20. Karel ABRAHAM, Pull&Bear Aspar Team – DAY 1: 1’32.445 – Day 2: NC – +2.412
21. Xavier SIMEON, Reale Avintia Racing – DAY 1: 1’34.242 – Day 2: 1’32.698 +2.665
22. Takumi TAKAHASHI, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – DAY 1: 1’33.569 – Day 2: 1’33.870 +3.536

 

 

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