Jerez Test: Viñales 0.7 certain of Quartararo on Day 1

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Yamaha lead Suzuki on the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto as the weather and purple flags disrupt Monday’s action

Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales residing a 1: 37.131 on Day 1 of the Jerez Test to glide Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) by 0.754, with Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) winding up the head three on the timing monitors. Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez suffered a crash at Turn 13 as purple flags and showers disrupt the outlet day of action in Andalucia.

At Yamaha, Viñales looked recount with utilizing the aluminium swingarm as he correct now went immediate in the morning, dipping into the 1: 38s sooner than getting his time all of the manner down to a 1: 37 no longer long after midday. Both he and teammate Valentino Rossi had one 2020 and one 2019 bike in the garage, with the nine-time Champion lapping on the new bike with the carbon swingarm for greater parts of the day. Rossi had some certain suggestions after Day 1, however additionally admitted Yamaha private areas to work on.

At Petronas Yamaha SRT, neither Quartararo or Morbidelli private the carbon swingarm on hand on Monday, however Quartararo and Morbidelli confirmed they’d been attempting a 2020 Yamaha prototype engine on Day 1. The Frenchman had on off-notice excursion in the morning, with both riders sitting up the appealing cease of the instances for many of the day.

On paper, it turned into as soon as a accurate-taking a detect day for Suzuki. Mir and Alex Rins done contained in the head four as work persevered on the 2020 GSX-RR engine. Test rider Sylvain Guintoli turned into as soon as additionally lapping around Jerez to serve Mir and Rins, the Frenchman winding up 63 laps on Day 1. Team Manager Davide Brivio confirmed to Simon Crafar that there turned into as soon as extra certain feedback on the engine, with Brivio additionally placing importance on “help-to-help” testing with used and new parts.

Reigning World Champion Marquez turned into as soon as fortunately good sufficient after his crash, the number 93 turned into as soon as given the all certain to continue testing after a outing to the scientific centre. The Spaniard had three bikes in the box and on the many aspect, his double World Champion brother Alex Marquez had two bikes. The Jerez Test gives the 2019 Moto2™ World Champion an different to employ beyond regular time adjusting to the premier class, with one of Alex Marquez’ Hondas featuring a carbon reinforcement all the plot in which by the headstock. The MotoGP™ rookie persevered to work with the 2019 RC213V, ending P17 on the timesheets, with older brother Marc Marquez taking up the testing work on the 2020 bike to complete the day P6. Also testing 2020 parts for Honda turned into as soon as LCR Honda Castrol’s Cal Crutchlow, the British rider ended the day P7.  

Speaking in Valencia, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) acknowledged Jerez turned into as soon as important to verify what they’d been attempting on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo labored at one other circuit. Regarded as one of many Italian’s Desmosedici machines featured the new, better ‘salad box’ on the rear as Dovizioso persevered to work on Ducati’s new chassis, evaluating it to the used. The feeling, in response to the person himself, turned into as soon as ethical, however extra diagnosis and understatements are important to manufacture a bigger step in the long run. Test rider Michele Pirro joined Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci in Jerez, neutral correct as he did in Valencia. The Italian turned into as soon as riding with some create of sensor on top of the tail unit, with Pirro suffering a technical discipline. The Ducati guys private been unable to take a look at all the things deliberate, however it absolutely turned into as soon as important for Petrucci to salvage 48 laps under his belt after having to omit many of the Valencia Test by wretchedness.

At Pramac Racing, it’s doubtful whether Jack Miller turned into as soon as testing Ducati’s new chassis in Jerez. The Australian acknowledged he might maybe well perchance perchance be in Valencia as he done neutral correct in the help of Petrucci and Dovizioso on the Day 1 timesheets as Ducatis placed P9, P10 and P11 respectively. In terms of Ducati, Eric Granado turned into as soon as testing for Reale Avinita Racing, the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup high-tail winner had exiguous off however mercurial returned to the garage, ending the day neutral correct under six seconds off Viñales’ scorching dawdle. Francesco Bagnaia stays sidelined after his Valencia crash. 

Crimson Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pol Espargaro had three bikes at his disposal, one used and two new ones. The Spaniard turned into as soon as very chuffed after the Valencia Test with KTM’s development and having done P8 on the time monitors on Day 1 in Valencia, it appears to be the 2020 RC16 is working properly. The Spaniard did endure a crash come the cease of the day, he turned into as soon as good sufficient though and Espargaro confirmed the new bike turned into as soon as recovering in the areas the build KTM had weaknesses. Teammate Brad Binder persevered to salvage to grips with his new machine, the South African done 67 laps and done P21, 2.8 seconds from Viñales. Test rider Dani Pedrosa needed to sit down down down out of the action resulting from illness, while Iker Lecuona winding up 38 laps to lift out P20. The Spaniard crashed on Day 1 at Turn 4, he turned into as soon as good sufficient, with Lecuona explaining how Jerez has been extra worthy on a MotoGP™ bike than Valencia.

Over at Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, there might maybe be nothing majorly new to report. Aleix Espargaro turned into as soon as the fastest RS-GP rider heading in the suitable direction in P12, despite a crash, with Andrea Iannone sitting neutral correct in the help of his teammate on the time monitors in P13. Bradley Smith persevered his testing duties in Jerez, the British rider winding up 67 laps on Day 1.

The 2nd and final day in Jerez continues on Tuesday. Notice the action with Live Timing and preserve your test up on out for one other LIVE After the Flag, highlights, interviews and experiences on the cease of play.

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