Lap times at the end of Thursday which 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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Very impressed by Morbidelli and Nakagami both just one second short from Cal Crutchlow's best time and the guy has been in MotoGP forever.

Also impressed with Laverty just behind Redding after very little time on the bike. Or does that tell you something else. 

It says that Aprilia should use him more frequently if they want to improve fast.. As Norge is still fast enough to provide useful data, also is experienced enough to know with little time what needs to be worked on.. Would be interesting to hear his comments about the bike, if they are similar to those of Aleix and Scott..

Well if Scott is not performing at least Aprilia know where to look for a replacement!

Needs to get the bike first as in Jerez he is still using the same as Valencia :D.. But point is that Norge should really be used more, could be great help to the team.. Nothing to lose for them by giving him more time on it..

If they are both on the same spec bikes it may well be quite useful. Aprilia never seem to release much info. Aleix is always substantially quicker than his team mates / testers. 

True, but there is still a big question what Scott is using at the moment.. Even if he is using Sam's bike those 2 test, which I believe he is, Aprilia already got what they actually wanted as Scott so far highlighted the same areas that need work as did Aleix during the season, which is promising and is not creating a headache for them.. Laverty will only provide even more data for engineers to look at during the winter, which is always a good thing..

Isn't Eugene test rider for Aprilia with many more miles than Scott ?

I'm a believer that if your fast your fast, on any bike.

Circuit knowledge is more important.