Thursday marks the second day of MotoGP riders on track for a private test at Jerez, alongside the leading World Superbike competitors.

The factory Ducati, Suzuki, KTM and Aprilia MotoGP teams are all present, plus 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 taking part in his first 'real' MotoGP test, as a replacement for injured Marc VDS Honda rookie Thomas Luthi.

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...
 

Fastest Wednesday time:
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki 1m 38.280s

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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Is it me or has Jorge produced a lap that's only a tenth slower than the outright lap record he set on the Yamaha? 

Quite possibly, but the track has been resurfaced and is reportedly quicker as a result.

It's just you because Dovi has put in a 1.37.663 lap.

Lose the attitude. If you read the time I commented before the results and Dovi's laptime.