The final day of 2019 MotoGP action is underway at Jerez, ahead of the winter test ban.

Yamaha's Vinales held a commanding 0.754s advantage over the field on day one, with satellite star Quartararo best of the rest on his debut with the latest M1 engine.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez suffered a partial shoulder dislocation on his way to sixth place on day one, when Suzuki team-mates Mir and Rins were the closest Yamaha challengers.

Marc's team-mate and younger brother Alex is based in the Repsol Honda pits for the first time and was top rookie on Monday, with Lecuona escaping injury in a fast accident.

Having split from Karel Abraham over the weekend, Avintia is yet to confirm the arrival of Johann Zarco and is instead giving MotoE rider Eric Granado his MotoGP debut on a GP18.

Miguel Oliveira and Takaaki Nakagami are absent, as they continue to recover from shoulder surgery, but Danilo Petrucci is back in action after shoulder tendonitis at Valencia.

Testing began at 10am - riders were again slow to head out, but Marc Marquez then beat his Monday time on his very first run...

Jerez MotoGP test times - Tuesday (11am)
 RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1m 37.82s3/5
2Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+1.223s12/12
3Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.352s8/9
4Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+2.168s3/3
5Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+2.485s3/3
6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.508s5/5
7Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.615s3/3
8Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+3.485s4/4
9Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+3.856s2/2
*Rookie

Fastest day one time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 37.131s

Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 36.880s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

 

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