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, with Marc Marquez beating his Monday time on his very first run. However the forecast rain arrived shortly after midday and some riders have finished testing for the year...

Jerez MotoGP test times - Tuesday (2pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1=Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1m 37.82s3/14
2=Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.017s3/24
3=Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.139s9/12
4=Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.144s9/9
5=Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.153s19/19
6=Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+0.166s5/5
7=Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.280s5/12
8=Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.293s3/4
9=Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.391s10/10
10=Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.532s10/11
11=Andrea IannoneITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.622s4/4
12=Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+0.632s3/10
13=Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.854s11/14
14=Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+0.993s18/24
15=Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.120s8/10
16=Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.142s5/14
17=Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.404s4/27
18=Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+1.774s11/11
19=Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (Desmosedici)+2.025s2/5
20=Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.060s7/18
21=Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.064s4/11
22=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.123s12/16
23=Eric GranadoBRAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+12.101s2/3

*Rookie
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.

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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