Lorenzo Leads Redding as Testing Concludes


Jorge Lorenzo cemented his status as favourite to retain his MotoGP title by setting the pace on the final day of pre-season testing at Losail. The Spaniard enjoyed a half-second advantage over the rest of the field with Scott Redding leading the chasing pack in second, completing an encouraging winter for the Briton.

Thursday’s running was headlined by another sensational display by Maverick Vinales who topped the timesheets on board his Suzuki. The 21 year old remained competitive throughout the final evening but Lorenzo was the only rider able to break below the 1m55 barrier, clocking a 1:54.810 on a qualifying-style time attack.

The field was closely matched behind the world champion with Redding finishing a sensational second for Octo Pramac Yakhnich, seven thousandths of a second ahead of Vinales. Marc Marquez was next up as four manufacturers filled the top four places but the two-time champion endured another difficult week, crashing on Friday evening and relying on a last-ditch effort to lift him up the order.

Valentino Rossi ended the week in fifth spot after crashing at turn ten on two separate occasions while Andrea Iannone slipped to sixth after failing to improve on the final day. Cal Crutchlow took seventh ahead of Andrea Dovizioso despite a heavy crash late in the evening while Hector Barbera managed to finish ninth despite two falls from his Avintia Ducati.

 

MotoGP Official Test – Losail (Combined Classification)

PosRiderConstructorTeamBest Time
199. Jorge LORENZOYamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP1:54.810
245. Scott REDDINGDucatiOcto Pramac Yakhnich1:55.326
325. Maverick VINALESSuzukiTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1:55.333
493. Marc MARQUEZHondaRepsol Honda Team1:55.402
546. Valentino ROSSIYamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP1:55.429
629. Andrea IANNONEDucatiDucati Team1:55.508
735. Cal CRUTCHLOWHondaLCR Honda1:55.592
84. Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiDucati Team1:55.700
98. Hector BARBERADucatiAvintia Racing1:55.733
1026. Dani PEDROSAHondaRepsol Honda Team1:55.857
1144. Pol ESPARGAROYamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 31:55.882
1268. Yonny HERNANDEZDucatiAspar MotoGP Team1:55.894
1338. Bradley SMITHYamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 31:55.966
1476. Loris BAZDucatiAvintia Racing1:56.057
1541. Aleix ESPARGAROSuzukiTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1:56.126
1651. Michele PIRRODucatiOcto Pramac Yakhnich1:56.591
1753. Tito RABATHondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS1:57.027
1819. Alvaro BAUTISTAApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini1:57.043
1943. Jack MILLERHondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS1:57.046
2050. Eugene LAVERTYDucatiAspar MotoGP Team1:57.146
216. Stefan BRADLApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini1:57.340
227. Hiroshi AOYAMAHondaHRC Test Team1:58.347
2312. Takuya TSUDASuzukiSuzuki Test Team2:00.291