Lap times at the end of Wednesday during private MotoGP and World Superbike test at Jerez.

Wednesday saw MotoGP riders join this week's private test at Jerez in Spain, which hosted Moto2 at the end of last week and World Superbike from the start of this week.

The factory Ducati, Suzuki, KTM and Aprilia MotoGP teams are all present, alongside satellite teams from Honda and Ducati.

Repsol Honda's reigning world champion Marc Marquez and 2017 Jerez race winner Dani Pedrosa are not on track. However Marc's younger brother Alex is due to take part in his first 'real' MotoGP test, as a replacement for injured Marc VDS Honda rookie Thomas Luthi, sometime this week.

Aprilia WorldSBK rider and former MotoGP racer Eugene Laverty is testing in place of Aleix Espargaro at Aprilia.

The factory Yamaha and Tech 3 teams are also absent, having elected to hold their private test at Sepang, prior to the winter test ban on December 1.

Jerez has been resurfaced since the Spanish MotoGP on May 5-7, but before October's WorldSBK round, which saw a double victory by reigning triple world champion Jonathan Rea.

Testing takes place from 10am to 6pm...

 


2017 Spanish MotoGP (old surface):
Best lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 38.249s (Q2)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 40.243s

Official Spanish MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 37.910s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 38.735s (2015)

2017 Jerez WorldSBK records (new surface):
Best lap:
Marco Melandri ITA Ducati 1m 38.960s (2017)
Fastest race lap:
Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 40.640s (2017)
 

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Wouldn't it be great if for just once... maybe for charity... The WSB and MotoGP guys got together for a race? Each series keeps its tyres. Just a one off race...

Motogp:

Laps in the 38s:
Crutchlow 10
Iannone 9
Dovi 7
Lorenzo 3
Pol,Rabat 1

Laps in the 39s:
Rabat 38
Lorenzo 23
Iannone 22
Crutchlow, Pol 18
Dovi 13
Smith, Nakagami 10
Redding 4
Morbidelli 1

Total sub 1'40:000 laps:
Rabat 39
Iannone 31
Crutchlow 28
Lorenzo 26
Dovi 20
Pol 19
Smith, Nakagami 10
Redding 4
Morbidelli 1

The race was in the 40s this year but looks like with the new tarmac times have gone down a lot. Rabat did many more laps than anyone, but he has good pace. Iannone too.

I think Morbidelli will quickly realise how hard the Honda is to ride. When you consider Rabat was lucky to Dave his career after riding that bike, now look at his times on the Ducati

Any satellite Honda is hard to ride, even N Hodgson said it's a pity Franco didn't get a factory bike. Satellite teams don't have the tech help like the factory Honda's.

Honda do seem to have turned a corner, Cal is fast and Marc reckoned the new engine is good so Franco may be moving at the right time.

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Hopefully Suzuki has switched that engine that has caused so much hassle to the handling of that bike.

Iannone looking good, be extremely exciting to see him up front fighting for title next season. He mastered the previous incarnation of Ducati whilst Lorenzo couldn't, so if he can get that bike to his liking he will be a serious competitor next season.

Go Andrea.

i said the same last year.......kawasaki need to get there ass back in mgp with sykes and rea

Wonder how quick Sykes and Rea would be with Michelins on, carbon discs and a kilo or three less weight???

LODGE

Gravel trap that's where they would end up.

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