Ducati test rider and retired MotoGP champion Casey Stoner set the fastest lap time on the opening day of the first official MotoGP test of 2017, at Sepang in Malaysia.

Unlike the regulars, Stoner also rode in last week's (rain-interupted) private test, but Monday's results were yet another reminder of the Australian's extraordinary talent.

Testing took place from 10am to 6pm, but a rain shower at 4pm brought the dry running to an end. The test continues on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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1.Casey StonerAUSDucati Test Rider (Desmosedici GP17)1m 59.680s[Lap 25/32]2.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 59.797s +0.117s[23/29]3.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 0.129s +0.449s[34/54]4.Alvaro BautistaESPAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16)2m 0.134s +0.454s[37/53]5.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 0.489s +0.809s[22/44]6.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)2m 0.569s +0.889s[27/44]7.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*2m 0.643s +0.963s[23/40]8.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 0.694s +1.014s[20/27]9.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 0.738s +1.058s[25/56]10.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)2m 0.743s +1.063s[24/38]11.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP17)2m 0.850s +1.170s[27/34]12.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP16)2m 0.853s +1.173s[28/44]13.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 0.970s +1.290s[25/44]14.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*2m 1.224s +1.544s[46/69]15.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 1.272s +1.592s[23/36]16.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)2m 1.338s +1.658s[45/58]17.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)2m 1.349s +1.669s[40/45]18.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)2m 1.352s +1.672s[47/48]19.Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)2m 1.812s +2.132s[28/79]20.Alex RinsESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*2m 1.890s +2.210s[49/52]21.Karel AbrahamCZEAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15)2m 1.926s +2.246s[40/45]22.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)2m 1.943s +2.263s[49/51]23.Kouta NozaneGERYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)2m 2.187s +2.507s[33/36]24.Katsuyuki NakasugaJPNYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)2m 2.291s +2.611s[24/45]25.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)2m 2.315s +2.635s[22/37]26.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*2m 2.943s +3.263s[33/50]27.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)2m 3.033s +3.353s[47/49]

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie
2016 Malaysian MotoGP:Best lap: Maverick Vinales SPA Suzuki 1m 59.947s (FP3)Fastest race lap:Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 2m 11.950s (wet)

Official Sepang MotoGP records:Best lap: Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 59.053s (2015)Fastest race lap:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.606s (2015)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 58.867s (2015 testing)

By Peter McLaren


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