The opening day of the second 2016 MotoGP test took place at a wet Phillip Island in Australia on Wednesday.

The test got off to a wet start, with birthday boy Marc Marquez taking over at the top from Cal Crutchlow when the weather improved shortly before 2pm, only for the showers to return.

Later in the afternoon a small window of dry track time saw a flurry of activity, with Pramac Ducati team-mates Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding leading the way on slicks... Then more rain.

The final minutes brought one last dry spell and thus a further shake-up of the timesheets, but Petrucci was also able to improve and defended P1 by a comfortable 0.7s over Suzuki's Maverick Vinales.

New Marc VDS signing Jack Miller was back on track, having missed the Sepang test while recovering from a broken leg in a motocross training accident. Eugene Laverty, who injured his hand at Sepang, was also riding.

Aprilia are not present this week, having instead elected to debut the new RS-GP at a private test in Qatar.

Testing, which took place between 10am and 5:45pm, continues on Thursday and Friday...

1.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 31.764s[Lap 11/12]2.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 32.483s +0.719s[20/20]3.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 32.590s +0.826s[27/27]4.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 32.864s +1.100s[33/41]5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 32.948s +1.184s[21/21]6.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 33.088s +1.324s[26/27]7.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 33.126s +1.362s[20/20]8.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 33.841s +2.077s[6/6]9.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 33.992s +2.228s[6/6]10.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15/16)1m 34.049s +2.285s[7/9]11.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 35.273s +3.509s[28/29]12.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 35.354s +3.590s[18/20]13.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 35.584s +3.820s[2/2]14.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 35.679s +3.915s[5/10]15.Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)1m 36.166s +4.402s[6/6]16.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 39.825s +8.061s[14/24]17.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 40.138s +8.374s[15/15]

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7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 27.899 (2013)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)
 

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