The final day of the second official MotoGP test of 2017 took place at Phillip Island in Australia on Friday.

Testing took place from 9:45am to 5:45pm.

Maverick Vinales beat his own previous best lap of the week in the opening hour of the final day, which proved enough to keep him on top by 0.295s from reigning champion Marc Marquez.

Vinales - who set further laps good enough for P1 at the very end of the day - thus continued his perfect run of being fastest overall in every test since joining Yamaha: Valencia, Sepang Private, Sepang Offical and now Phillip Island.

All riders, with the exception of Karel Abraham, set their best lap time of the test today.

Tito Rabat was absent due to injury, but the rest of the 2017 grid were present in Australia. The final pre-season test will be held in Qatar from March 10-12.

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1. = Maverick Vi?ales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 28.549s [Lap 13/101] 2. = Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 28.843s +0.294s [14/96] 3. ^ Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.033s +0.484s [61/65] 4. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 29.042s +0.493s [12/63] 5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.101s +0.552s [72/85] 6. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 29.103s +0.554s [60/66] 7. = Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 29.248s +0.699s [9/73] 8. ^ Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 29.342s +0.793s [61/75] 9. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 29.358s +0.809s [18/93] 10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 29.361s +0.812s [61/65] 11. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.470s +0.921s [13/52] 12. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.547s +0.998s [63/77] 13. ^ Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 29.615s +1.066s [50/57] 14. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 29.670s +1.121s [10/87] 15. ^ Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 29.791s +1.242s [82/83] 16. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 29.857s +1.308s [62/62] 17. = Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.977s +1.428s [64/71] 18. ^ Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 29.978s +1.429s [73/73] 19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 29.984s +1.435s [7/74] 20. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 30.005s +1.456s [47/74] 21. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 30.200s +1.651s [29/57] 22. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 30.452s +1.903s [24/61]

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Key: ^ 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.
* Rookie

Fastest Day 2 time: Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 28.847s Fastest Day 1 time: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 29.497s

2016 Australian MotoGP: Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 30.189s (Qualifying 2) Fastest race lap: Cal Crutchlow GBR Honda 1m 29.494s

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records: Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 27.899s (2013) Fastest race lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)

By Peter McLaren