Vinales and Yamaha move to the top of the timesheets on day two of official 2019 MotoGP testing at Sepang, after a late push saw the Spaniard edge out countryman Rins (Suzuki) who in turn toppled long-time leader Dovizioso (Ducati).

Fellow Factory M1 rider Rossi began Thursday by being fastest after the opening hour, before Dovizioso and Crutchlow moved ahead of the Italian. Pramac's Miller was another late improver, for third.

Lap times had been incredibly close throughout the field, with the top 19 riders all within one-second for most of the day, until Vinales surged 0.5s clear with a time just a fraction from Jorge Lorenzo's unofficial lap record.

Lorenzo is the only 2019 race rider absent this week, due to his recent wrist injury.

Repsol Honda team-mate and reigning champion Marquez is returning from shoulder surgery in December, while LCR's Crutchlow is on track for the first time since serious ankle injuries at Phillip Island in October.

Marquez, fastest on day one, again stopped testing early (while fifth fastest) to rest his shoulder. He eventually dropped to eighth.

Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro and Miller were among today's fallers.

Testing, which took place from 10am to 6pm, concludes on Friday evening

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  1. ^2 Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 58.897s [Lap 62/63]
  2. ^6 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 59.424s +0.527s [58/61]
  3. ^6 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 1m 59.517s +0.620s [48/49]
  4. ˅3 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 59.562s +0.665s [19/60]
  5. ˅3 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.566s +0.669s [14/53]
  6. ˅2 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.625s +0.728s [8/51]
  7. = Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 59.664s +0.767s [74/75]
  8. ˅3 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.790s +0.893s [5/37]
  9. ˅3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 59.845s +0.948s [11/65]
  10. ^4 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.966s +1.069s [57/60]
  11. ^1 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 59.973s +1.076s [56/58]
  12. ^4 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 1m 59.995s +1.098s [51/52]
  13. ˅3 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 0.101s +1.204s [9/54]
  14. ˅3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 2m 0.108s +1.211s [11/58]
  15. = Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 2m 0.151s +1.254s [56/58]
  16. ˅3 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.230s +1.333s [25/59]
  17. ^2 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.305s +1.408s [66/67]
  18. ˅1 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 0.510s +1.613s [21/39]
  19. ˅1 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.523s +1.626s [4/41]
  20. = Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 2m 0.672s +1.775s [7/61]
  21. = Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 0.876s +1.979s [17/64]
  22. = Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 2m 1.245s +2.348s [9/56]
  23. = Yamaha Test 1 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 1.406s +2.509s [15/42]
  24. = Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 1.654s +2.757s [3/45]
  25. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 2m 1.859s +2.962s [39/53]
  26. = Yamaha Test 2 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 2.989s +4.092s [8/16]
  27. = Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 2m 3.276s +4.379s [17/22]

*Rookie

'Test 1 Yamaha' and 'Test 2 Yamaha' are being used by Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Kohta Nozane and Jonas Folger.

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions

Fastest Day 1 time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 59.621s

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

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 58.830s (2018 testing)

By Peter McLaren

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