The second official MotoGP test of 2017 began at Phillip Island in Australia on Wednesday.
Tito Rabat is absent due to injuries at Sepang, but the rest of the 2017 grid are present.
Testing took place from 9:45am to 5:45pm. Maverick Vinales led the early stages before world champion Marc Marquez moved ahead.
The Repsol Honda rider (reportedly using the latest RC213V engine on both his bikes) then improved his time, to pull almost half-a-second clear of Vinales.
That advantage remained unchanged until Suzuki's Andrea Iannone and then countryman Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) took over second place in the final minutes.
Nevertheless, Marquez held on to claim the end-of-day top spot for the first time this year.
Earlier, the red flags had appeared after three hours in order for repairs to the tyre wall at Turn 6, following falls for Sam Lowes and Alvaro Bautista. An earlier interruption was for wildlife on track!
Scott Redding, Hector Barbera and Pol Espargaro also fell on Wednesday, alongside another tumble for Lowes.
The track action continues on Thursday and Friday.
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1. = Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.497s [Lap 53/68]
2. ^ Valentino Rossi
ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.683s +0.186s [76/77]
3. ^ Andrea Iannone
ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.926s +0.429s [68/70]
4. ˅ Maverick Viñales
ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.989s +0.492s [26/64]
5. ˅ Cal Crutchlow
GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.065s +0.568s [61/61]
6. ^ Danilo Petrucci
ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 30.262s +0.765s [87/87]
7. ˅ Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.281s +0.784s [13/55]
8. ˅ Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 30.410s +0.913s [16/64]
9. = Jack Miller
AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 30.426s +0.929s [80/82]
10. ˅ Jonas Folger
GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 30.578s +1.081s [30/62]
11. ˅ Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 30.631s +1.134s [33/61]
12. ˅ Alvaro Bautista
ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 30.770s +1.273s [24/68]
13. ˅ Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 30.771s +1.274s [7/51]
14. ˅ Aleix Espargaro
ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.802s +1.305s [26/28]
15. = Johann Zarco
FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 30.867s +1.370s [77/80]
16. = Karel Abraham
CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.179s +1.682s [17/61]
17. = Pol Espargaro
ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 31.200s +1.703s [54/59]
18. = Loris Baz
FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.249s +1.752s [56/60]
19. = Alex Rins
ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 31.432s +1.935s [66/66]
20. = Scott Redding
GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 31.755s +2.258s [33/59]
21. = Sam Lowes
GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 32.307s +2.810s [15/35]
22. = Bradley Smith
GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.690s +3.193s [43/57]
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Rider has a higher position than end of previous hour.
Rider has same position as end of previous hour.
Rider has a lower position than end of previous hour.
Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.
Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
2016 Australian MotoGP:
SPA Honda 1m 30.189s
Fastest race lap:
GBR Honda 1m 29.494s
Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:
SPA Yamaha 1m 27.899s
Fastest race lap:
SPA Honda 1m 28.108s
By Peter McLaren