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MotoGP Test – 2019 Valencia MotoGP – Tuesday (13:00)


Following Valencia's MotoGP race at the end of Sunday's season, riders and teams returned to the circuit to begin preparations for 2020 in earnest during an official two-day test.

Moto2 Champion Alex Marquez – who will join Brother Marc at Repsol Honda next season – has been placed on the LCR team for this test and is on his way alongside fellow newcomers Brad Binder and Iker Lecuona.

Alex crashed after just eight laps, fortunately undamaged but causing significant damage to his 2019 RCV. Bradl later crashed around the same corner, while Smith briefly took out the red flags to retrieve his Aprilia from the gravel trap.

All factories except Aprilia have brought significant upgrades to try by 2020. The new Aprilia bike will not be seen until Sepang in February.

Miguel Oliveira and Takaaki Nakagami are not present as they continue to recover from shoulder surgery, but Dani Pedrosa will be back in action as part of his KTM test assignments.

The tests are conducted from 10am to 5pm, but cold conditions mean a quiet opening hours.

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Valence MotoGP Test Times – Tuesday (1pm)
Pos Knight Nat Team Time
1 ^ 3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha Petronas (YZR-M1) 1m 30.599s
2 ^ 3 Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha Petronas (YZR-M1) + 0.051s
3 2 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) + 0.193s
4 2 Maverick vinales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) + 0.195s
5th ^ 1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) + 0.359s
6th ^ 1 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) + 0.375s
7th ^ 5 Jack miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) + 0.531s
8th ˅5 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) + 0.550s
9th N / A Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) + 0.834s
10 2 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) + 0.909s
11 2 Cal crutchlow GBR Honda LCR (RC213V) + 1,005s
12 2 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) + 1,053s
13 2 Iker Lecuona SPA Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) * + 1,573s
14th = Andrea Iannone ITA Aprilia Gresini Factory (RS-GP) + 1,608s
15 2 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Gresini Factory (RS-GP) + 1,712s
16 ^ 2 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) + 1,980s
17 N / A Dani Pedrosa SPA KTM Test Pilot (RC16) + 1,995s
18 ˅3 Stefan Bradl GER Honda Test Pilot (RC213V) + 2,234s
19 N / A Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Test Pilot (Desmosedici) + 2,247s
20 ˅3 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) + 2,337s
21 ˅5 Bradley Smith GBR Aprilia Test Pilot (RS-GP) + 2,652s

* Noob
^ X The pilot is in X positions above the previous hour.
= The pilot is in the same position as the previous hour.
˅X The pilot is in X positions below the previous hour

Valencia MotoGP official records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha SPA 1m 29.401s (2016)
Fastest lap of the race:
Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m 31.116s (2019)

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