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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)
PosKnightNatTeamTime
1^ 3 Fabio QuartararoFRAYamaha Petronas (YZR-M1)1m 30.599s
2^ 3 Franco MorbidelliITAYamaha Petronas (YZR-M1)+ 0.051s
32 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+ 0.193s
42Maverick vinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 0.195s
5th^ 1 Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+ 0.359s
6th^ 1 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+ 0.375s
7th^ 5Jack millerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+ 0.531s
8th˅5 Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+ 0.550s
9thN / A Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+ 0.834s
102 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+ 0.909s
112 Cal crutchlowGBRHonda LCR (RC213V)+ 1,005s
122 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 1,053s
132Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) *+ 1,573s
14th= Andrea IannoneITAAprilia Gresini Factory (RS-GP)+ 1,608s
152 Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini Factory (RS-GP)+ 1,712s
16^ 2 Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+ 1,980s
17N / A Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Pilot (RC16)+ 1,995s
18˅3 Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Pilot (RC213V)+ 2,234s
19N / A Michele PirroITADucati Test Pilot (Desmosedici)+ 2,247s
20˅3 Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+ 2,337s
21˅5 Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Pilot (RS-GP)+ 2,652s

* Noob
Key:
^ 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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