The official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati MotoGP teams concluded their pre-season preparations at Phillip Island on Wednesday.

The special test was arranged to avoid a repeat of last year's Australian Grand Prix tyre problems for the MotoGP and Moto2 classes.

Caught out by the new high-grip asphalt, a compulsory mid-race bike swap was required for MotoGP (Bridgestone tyres), while the Moto2 race (Dunlop tyres) was significantly shortened.

Fresh from their announcement to run under Open class regulations for 2014, Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow are present, alongside Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, plus Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa.

Bridgestone brought two 2013 specification rear tyres and six new experimental tyres with changes to construction, compound and shape. These were steadily narrowed down, with long runs of the preferred choices planned for today.

In contrast to the scorching hot previous two days of testing, occasional rain showers interrupted the Wednesday action. Nevertheless, Jorge Lorenzo - quickest on all three days - saved his best for last by setting a 1m 29.068s in the final half hour.

Pedrosa's team-mate and reigning world champion Marc Marquez missed a second test due to the broken leg suffered in a dirt track training accident. The Marc VDS and Mapfre Aspar teams were in attendance for Moto2.

Testing began at 9:30am and finished at 5:30pm.

The MotoGP teams that did not test in Australia will hold their final pre-season outing at Qatar from March 7-9. The final Moto2 test will be at Jerez from March 11-13.

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Day 3:
1.Jorge LorenzoESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)1m 29.068s[55laps / 330.3km/h top speed]
2.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 29.458s | +0.390s[32 / 326.3]
3.Valentino RossiITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)1m 29.554s | +0.486s[56 / 330.3]
4.Cal CrutchlowGBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 29.606s | +0.538s[39 / 331.3]
5.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 30.101s | +1.033s[23 / 335.4]
6.Esteve RabatESP Marc VDS Racing (Kalex)1m 32.194s | +3.126s[40 / 271.4]
7.Jordi TorresESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter)1m 32.998s | +3.930s[77 / 271.4]
8.Mika KallioFIN Marc VDS Racing (Kalex)1m 33.149s | +4.081s[61 / 275.5]
9.Nico TerolESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter)1m 34.443s | +5.375s[53 / 270.7]

Combined lap times:
1.Jorge LorenzoESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)1m 29.068s Day 3[165 total laps]
2.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 29.381s | +0.313s Day 2[178]
3.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 29.387s | +0.319s Day 2[136]
4.Valentino RossiITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)1m 29.516s | +0.448s Day 2[216]
5.Cal CrutchlowGBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 29.576s | +0.508s Day 1[166]
6.Esteve RabatESP Marc VDS Racing (Kalex)1m 32.168s | +3.100sDay 2 [241]
7.Mika KallioFIN Marc VDS Racing (Kalex)1m 32.698s | +3.630s Day 2[202]
8.Jordi TorresESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter)1m 32.998s | +3.930s Day 3[198]
9.Nico TerolESP Mapfre Aspar Team (Suter)1m 33.014s | +3.946s Day 2[197]

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Blue = Factory class - Control ECU hardware, but unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, five engine changes for the season. All engines must be identical throughout the year, within the same team (development freeze).Red = Open class - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, twelve engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, plus a softer rear tyre allocation relative to the Factory class.Black = Moto2 class.

Fastest Day 2 time:Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 29.133sFastest Day 1 time:Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 29.213s

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 27.899s (2013)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez ESP Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)Fastest 2013 race laps by other manufacturers:Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 28.315sNicky Hayden USA Ducati 1m 29.664s

Official Phillip Island Moto2 records:Best lap: Pol Espargaro ESP Kalex 1m 32.530s (2013)Fastest race lap:Alex de Angelis RSM Speed Up 1m 32.814s (2013)



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