The final day of the 2016 MotoGP test took place at Phillip Island in Australia on Friday.

It was a dry with lap times soon into the 1m 29s, but rookie Tito Rabat brought out the red flags after an hour, with team-mate Jack Miller falling at almost the same time. After the restart Vinales, team-mate Aleix Espargaro and Tech 3's Pol Espargaro also fell without injury.

Rain arrived just after midday, sending riders back to the pits where most remained until 3:45pm. Rabat and Aleix Espargaro then crashed for a second time, with Bradley Smith and Cal Crutchlow also falling at Turn 4 (Honda hairpin).

The red flags came out again with one hour to go after an accident for Danilo Petrucci at the fast turn 8 (Hayshed). The Italian suffered a fractured right hand and will have further checks in Melbourne tomorrow.

Eleven riders fell on Friday: Rabat (twice), Miller, Pol Espargaro, Aleix Espargaro (twice), Vinales, Smith, Crutchlow, Petrucci, Eugene Laverty, Jorge Lorenzo and finally test pace setter Marc Marquez for a total of 13 different accidents. Most were at Turn 4, the Honda hairpin.

Testing took place between 9:45am and 5:45pm. The third and final pre-season test will be held at Losail, Qatar from March 2-4.

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

1.=Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 29.158s[Lap 48/64]2.=Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 29.299s +0.141s[11/39]3.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 29.348s +0.190s[58/58]4.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 29.361s +0.203s[57/65]5.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 29.435s +0.277s[43/56]6.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 29.583s +0.425s[11/54]7.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 29.606s +0.448s[37/42]8.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 29.718s +0.560s[43/44]9.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 29.760s +0.602s[16/41]10.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 29.860s +0.702s[49/65]11.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 29.922s +0.764s[57/61]12.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 29.932s +0.774s[39/53]13.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 29.995s +0.837s[53/57]14.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 30.023s +0.865s[37/37]15.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 30.119s +0.961s[56/56]16.=Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 30.188s +1.030s[43/45]17.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 30.198s +1.040s[34/38]18.=Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 30.492s +1.334s[48/54]19.=Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 31.055s +1.897s[25/45]20.=Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)1m 33.532s +4.374s[32/46]

Key: Rider has a higher position relative to end of previous hour.= Rider has the same position as end of previous hour. Rider has a lower position relative to end of previous hour.

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Fastest day two time:Maverick Vinales SPA Suzuki 1m 29.131sFastest day one time:Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati 1m 31.764s

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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