2017 Phillip Island Testing Live

17 February, 2017 - 07:33

17 February, 2017 - 07:29

Not looking as impressive over longer distance were the factory Ducatis: Andrea Dovizioso did a 14-lap run with an average of 1m 30.4s. Jorge Lorenzo finished the test with a 12-lap sequence, average of 1m 31.0s

17 February, 2017 - 07:25

The LCR Honda rider's first lap of that long run was a 1m 29.756s. The 15th and last... a 1m 29.699s!

17 February, 2017 - 07:23

Very impressive long run by Cal Crutchlow, who finished the day with a 15-lap run, at an average of 1m 29.5s (same as Vinales).

17 February, 2017 - 07:17

17 February, 2017 - 07:14

17 February, 2017 - 07:10

Nevertheless, it seems to confirm the view that Vinales is fastest over one lap and Marquez holds the upper hand for consistency.

17 February, 2017 - 07:09

Long runs by both Vinales and Marquez today: Taking out one very slow lap in each long run by Vinales, his average pace was 1m 29.7s in the first run (19 laps) and 1m 29.5s (18 laps) in the second. But Marquez averaged 1m 29.1s, albeit over 14 laps.

17 February, 2017 - 07:01

Big lap time progress from KTM's Bradley Smith this week, finished Day 1 +3.193s, Day 2 +2.857s and today he cut the gap to +1.429s (19th). Team-mate Pol Espargaro (17th) was +1.308s from Maverick Vinales.

17 February, 2017 - 06:59

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

17 February, 2017 - 06:50

17 February, 2017 - 06:47

That's it! The last laps are complete and it's Vinales fastest from Marquez, Pedrosa, Folger and Crutchlow. Full results to follow...

17 February, 2017 - 06:45

Chequered flag.

17 February, 2017 - 06:45

Vinales laps just a few hundredths of a second from his best time!

17 February, 2017 - 06:43

2mins to go and Vinales, Lorenzo and Miller are among the riders looking for a late improvement.

17 February, 2017 - 06:42

Vinales pits. With 5mins remaining that could be his Phillip Island test over. However 5 of the top 10 are still on track..... Wait, Vinales heads straight back out again!

17 February, 2017 - 06:39

Vinales sets a 1m 28.6s, not quite as fast as his morning time but still better than any other rider at this test.

17 February, 2017 - 06:33

Marquez pits but Vinales returns; there is not enough time for a long run, so this could be another time attack...

17 February, 2017 - 06:30

...but the rest of the lap doesn't live up to that pace. Marquez continues...

17 February, 2017 - 06:28

Meanwhile Marquez is winding his Honda up to attack Vinales' top-of-the-test time. Personal best in sector 1....