Valencia GP Test: Lorenzo fastest on Day 1

Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 10 Nov 2014

Lorenzo topped the timesheet on Monday

Less than 24 hours after the 2014 season ended, the 2015 season began as Aleix Espargaro left pit lane for the first time on his new Suzuki GSX-RR. It wasn’t long before he was followed by a number of other riders, including team mate Maverick Vinales, new Aspar signing Eugene Laverty and LCR’s Jack Miller.

In total 27 riders completed laps during the 5 hour test, including Aprilia test rider Alex Hoffman. The only rider not to head out was Marc Marquez, who said he’d been given the day off by HRC.

Marquez did however complete twelve laps aboard one of his 2014 RC213Vs alongside younger brother Alex, who had been treated to a MotoGP test by Honda after clinching the Moto3 World Championship.

Scott Redding got a first taste of the factory RC213V he’ll ride next season, completing 36 laps in his new Estella Gallacia Marc VDS livery.

Aleix Espargaro lapped three tenths quicker than Randy de Puniet’s qualifying pace on the Suzuki GSX-RR with team mate and MotoGP rookie Maverick Vinales just a further second behind.

Lorenzo set the fastest time of the day ahead of Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith.

MONDAY TIMES:

Pos


Rider


Team


Time


Gap


Gap Prev

1


LORENZO, Jorge


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP


01:31.0





2


ESPARGARO, Pol


Monster Yamaha Tech 3


01:31.1


0.143


0.143

3


SMITH, Bradley


Monster Yamaha Tech 3


01:31.2


0.229


0.086

4


ROSSI, Valentino


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP


01:31.3


0.275


0.046

5


IANNONE, Andrea


Ducati Team


01:31.5


0.49


0.215

6


PEDROSA, Dani


Repsol Honda Team


01:31.6


0.627


0.137

7


DOVIZIOSO, Andrea


Ducati Team


01:31.6


0.669


0.042

8


CRUTCHLOW, Cal


CWM LCR Honda


01:31.8


0.872


0.203

9


PIRRO, Michele


Ducati Test Team


01:32.1


1.079


0.207

10


HERNANDEZ, Yonny


Energy T.I. Pramac Racing


01:32.1


1.171


0.092

11


BARBERA, Hector


Avintia Racing


01:32.2


1.215


0.044

12


BRADL, Stefan


NGM Forward Racing


01:32.2


1.234


0.019

13


PETRUCCI, Danilo


Pramac Racing


01:32.3


1.339


0.105

14


ESPARGARO, Aleix


Team Suzuki MotoGP


01:32.3


1.34


0.001

15


REDDING, Scott


Marc VDS Racing Team


01:33.0


2.023


0.683

16


DE ANGELIS, Alex


Octo IodaRacing Team


01:33.1


2.157


0.134

17


VINALES, Maverick


Team Suzuki MotoGP


01:33.3


2.293


0.136

18


ABRAHAM, Karel


Cardion AB Motoracing


01:33.4


2.471


0.178

19


DI MEGLIO, Mike


Avintia Racing


01:33.6


2.619


0.148

20


BAZ, Loris


NGM Forward Racing


01:33.8


2.859


0.24

21


LAVERTY, Eugene


Drive M7 Aspar


01:34.3


3.345


0.486

22


MILLER, Jack


CWM LCR Honda


01:34.6


3.658


0.313

23


BAUTISTA, Alvaro


Factory Aprilia Gresini


01:34.9


3.944


0.286

24


HOFMANN, Alex


Aprilia Test Team


01:35.6


4.671


0.727

25


MELANDRI, Marco


Factory Aprilia Gresini


01:36.0


4.984


0.313

26


MARQUEZ, Marc


Repsol Honda Team


01:36.2


5.206


0.222

27


MARQUEZ, Alex


Repsol Honda Team


01:36.7


5.683


0.477

 

 

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