Marquez ends Valencia test on top

Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 12 Nov 2014

Marquez topped the final standings

Marc Marquez ended 2014’s MotoGP track action with the fastest time in the three day test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. Marquez was the only rider to dip under the 1.31 barrier with a fastest lap of 1’30.973.

Dani Pedrosa was second, despite not being happy with the 2015 RC213V, and Jorge Lorenzo third. Pol Espargaro outpaced the factory-mounted Valentino Rossi with Bradley Smith rounding out the top six.

Danilo Petrucci impressed on his Ducati debut setting the seventh fastest time ahead of Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, still getting used to the LCR Honda eighth fastest.

Aleix Espargaro impressed setting a 1’32 lap on the Suzuki GSX-RR, just 1 second off Marquez’ pace. Scott Redding’s fastest lap put him in 14th place as he familiarises himself with factory Honda power.

Alvaro Bautista put in a strong time on the Aprilia, setting the sixteenth fastest time less than two seconds off the pace. The leading fastest rookie was Maverick Vinales who placed 18th fastest with a time of 1’33.2, just a second off his team mate Espargaro.

Full times:

Pos


Rider

Team

Fastest lap

Lead. Gap

Prev. Gap

1


MARQUEZ, Marc

Repsol Honda Team

01:31.0



2


PEDROSA, Dani

Repsol Honda Team

01:31.1

0.146

0.146

3


LORENZO, Jorge

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

01:31.2

0.191

0.045

4


ESPARGARO, Pol

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

01:31.3

0.315

0.124

5


ROSSI, Valentino

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

01:31.3

0.328

0.013

6


SMITH, Bradley

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

01:31.4

0.392

0.064

7


PETRUCCI, Danilo

Pramac Racing

01:31.7

0.692

0.3

8


CRUTCHLOW, Cal

CWM LCR Honda

01:31.8

0.801

0.109

9


HERNANDEZ, Yonny

Energy T.I. Pramac Racing

01:31.9

0.941

0.14

10


ESPARGARO, Aleix

Team Suzuki MotoGP

01:32.0

1

0.059

11


BARBERA, Hector

Avintia Racing

01:32.0

1.034

0.034

12


PIRRO, Michele

Ducati Test Team

01:32.1

1.14

0.106

13


HAYDEN, Nicky

Drive M7 Aspar

01:32.2

1.2

0.06

14


REDDING, Scott

Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS

01:32.6

1.648

0.448

15


BRADL, Stefan

NGM Forward Racing

01:32.8

1.811

0.163

16


BAUTISTA, Alvaro

Factory Aprilia Gresini

01:32.8

1.837

0.026

17


DI MEGLIO, Mike

Avintia Racing

01:32.9

1.949

0.112

18


VINALES, Maverick

Team Suzuki MotoGP

01:33.2

2.243

0.294

19


BAZ, Loris

NGM Forward Racing

01:33.5

2.513

0.27

20


LAVERTY, Eugene

Drive M7 Aspar

01:33.5

2.536

0.023

21


MILLER, Jack

CWM LCR Honda

01:33.7

2.773

0.237

22


MELANDRI, Marco

Factory Aprilia Gresini

01:34.3

3.363

0.59

 

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