A rain-interrupted final day of 2019 MotoGP action took place during testing at Jerez on Tuesday.

Marc Marquez and Rins beat their best Monday times on their very first runs but the forecast rain arrived shortly after midday, prompting some riders to finish testing for the year while others headed out for some wet laps.

Meanwhile, Marquez's right shoulder will need further investigation and perhaps even surgery after his day one tumble.

UPDATE: Marc Marquez will undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow.

Yamaha's Vinales held a commanding 0.754s advantage over the field on day one and, just as at Valencia last week, was quickest overall.

Marc's team-mate and younger brother Alex was based in the Repsol Honda pits for the first time and was top rookie on both days.

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

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

The opening test of 2020 will be held at Sepang, in February...

Jerez MotoGP test times - Tuesday (FINAL)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1=Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1m 37.820s3/14
2=Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.017s3/24
3=Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.139s9/12
4=Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.144s9/15
5=Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.153s19/26
6=Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+0.166s5/5
7=Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.280s5/19
8=Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.293s3/4
9=Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.391s10/10
10=Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.532s10/33
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)+1.120s8/24
16=Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.142s5/14
17=Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.404s4/36
18=Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+1.774s11/11
19=Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (Desmosedici)+2.025s2/15
20=Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.060s7/26
21=Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.064s4/43
22=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.123s12/35
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.

Combined 2019 Jerez MotoGP test times
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffDay
1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 37.131s1
2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.689s2
3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.706s2
4Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.754s1
5Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.828s2
6Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+0.855s2
7Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.969s2
8Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.982s2
9Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.080s2
10Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.122s1
11Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.221s2
12Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (Desmosedici)+1.227s1
13Andrea IannoneITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.311s2
14Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.369s1
15Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+1.682s2
16Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.831s2
17Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+2.093s2
18Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.457s1
19Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+2.463s2
20Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (Desmosedici)+2.521s1
21Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.749s2
22Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.812s2
23Eric GranadoBRAReale Avintia (Desmosedici)+5.925s1

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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