Following Sunday's Spanish MotoGP, most riders returned to Jerez for a day of official testing.

Zarco set the pace from shortly after midday. Tech3 team-mate Syahrin did not take part after his recent cycling injuries, but Pedrosa was back on track after Sunday's big highside.

Luthi was left with a sore upper body after a big accident which required repairs to an airfence.

Moto2 wild-card Xavi Cardelus made his MotoGP debut as Avintia's test rider.

The Ducati and Aprilia factory teams were not present, having opted for a private test at Mugello instead.

Round five of the world championship will take place at Le Mans, France, from May 18-20...

  1. = Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 37.730s [Lap 53/63]
  2. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 37.947s +0.217s [56/67]
  3. = Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 37.980s +0.250s [68/75]
  4. = Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 38.139s +0.409s [19/64]
  5. = Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 38.232s +0.502s [21/62]​​​​​​​
  6. ^2 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 38.288s +0.558s [65/66]​​​​​​​
  7. ˅1 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 38.304s +0.574s [26/88]​​​​​​​
  8. ˅1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 38.444s +0.714s [70/74]​​​​​​​
  9. = Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 38.586s +0.856s [37/38]​​​​​​​
  10. ^3 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 38.673s +0.943s [68/69]​​​​​​​
  11. ^1 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 38.674s +0.944s [59/66]​​​​​​​
  12. ˅2 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 38.684s +0.954s [20/63]​​​​​​​
  13. ˅2 Alvaro Bautista SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati (GP17) 1m 39.135s +1.405s [60/62]​​​​​​​
  14. = Mika Kallio FIN KTM Test Rider (RC16) 1m 39.232s +1.502s [6/32]​​​​​​​
  15. = Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 39.643s +1.913s [22/44]​​​​​​​
  16. = Xavier Simeon BEL Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 39.720s +1.990s [13/68]​​​​​​​
  17. = Xavi Cardelus SPA Reale Avintia Test Rider  1m 45.040s +7.310s [42/42]​​​​​​​

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than previous hour.
* Rookie
Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Pole Position:
Cal Crutchlow GBR Honda 1m 37.653s
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 38.735s (2015)

By Peter McLaren

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