Sunday marked the third and final day of MotoGP's debut test in Thailand.

The outing was primarily to prepare for October's inaugural Thai MotoGP by offering the chance to gather data for the teams, check the facilities and especially evaluate tyres for Michelin.

Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin was riding his first MotoGP laps for Monster Yamaha Tech3 in what is effectively a final audition for the 2018 race seat vacated by Jonas Folger.

KTM's Pol Espargaro was absent due to injuries at the previous Sepang test.

Testing began at 9am and concluded at 5pm.

The final pre-season test will be held in Qatar from March 1-3...

1. ^8 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.781s [Lap 77/78]
2. ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 29.867s +0.086s [44/47]
3. ˅1 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.064s +0.283s [50/81]
4. ˅1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.143s +0.362s [27/96]
5. ˅1 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.178s +0.397s [15/66]
6. ˅1 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 30.190s +0.409s [17/50]
7. ˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 30.192s +0.411s [52/58]
8. ˅1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 30.456s +0.675s [60/78]
9. ˅1 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 30.476s +0.695s [42/52]
10. ^1 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.511s +0.730s [69/70]
11. ˅1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 30.573s +0.792s [11/43]
12. ^1 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.590s +0.809s [66/69]
13. ^3 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 30.648s +0.867s [69/71]
14. ^1 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.701s +0.920s [64/65]
15. ˅3 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.718s +0.937s [19/78]
16. ˅2 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 30.921s +1.140s [56/71]
17. = Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.169s +1.388s [54/84]
18. = Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.311s +1.530s [8/63]
19. ^3 Tom Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.354s +1.573s [71/81]
20. ˅1 Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 31.486s +1.705s [36/37]
21. ˅1 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 31.537s +1.756s [46/47]
22. ˅1 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 31.627s +1.846s [14/68]
23. = Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 32.019s +2.238s [21/51]
24. = Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 32.024s +2.243s [18/38]
* Rookie

^X Rider is X positions higher than end of previous hour.
= Rider is same position as end of previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than end of previous hour.

Fastest Day 2 time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 29.969s
Fastest Day 1 time:
Cal Crutchlow GBR Honda 1m 30.797s

Buririam WorldSBK records:
Pole Position:
Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 32.957s (2017)
Fastest race lap:
Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 33.436s (2017)

By Peter McLaren


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