Vinales leads the Jerez MotoGP test; Quartararo is missing

Maverick Vinales won the MotoGP test day after the Spanish Grand Prix on Monday in Jerez, while Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo was absent after the race due to his physical condition.

The paddock stayed in Jerez for a day of testing, although Yamaha’s Quartararo ruled against running because of the arm pump problem that cost him victory in the race and put him in 13th place.

The French driver has returned home for a medical consultation to determine the best course of action for his arm ahead of his home lap at Le Mans in two weeks.

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez also felt the effects of his severe FP3 crash on Saturday. The Spaniard, who said he felt “devastated” after finishing ninth in his second race after an injury, only completed seven laps on Monday before calling it day due to neck pain.

Aleix Espargaro’s run was also limited to 12 laps after the Aprilia rider’s early crash at Turn 6, while HRC test rider Stefan Bradl, who had a placeholder at the Spanish GP, was not involved on Monday.

Around the same time that Espargaro crashed, Vinales had also stopped on the track because oil had been lost – having just hit the top in 1: 37.717 minutes – which resulted in the session being briefly interrupted by a red flag has been.

Vinales’ run was not significantly affected by its earlier edition. However, the Qatar GP winner improved to 1: 37.135 seconds to finish the second hour.

Alex Rins would take over the fastest final hour from him with a time of 1: 36.913 minutes when the Suzuki driver – together with his teammate Joan Mir – tested a 2022 prototype engine again while both Rins and Mir were working on setup ideas Mans worked for Le.

It wasn’t more than two hours before Rins’ time fell. Vinales returned to the lead with 1: 36.879 minutes as he worked towards a total of 101 laps.

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Vinales’ time wasn’t going to be any better as most of them ended their days prematurely. Rins was 0.034 seconds behind his next challenger while Mir completed the top three.

Takaaki Nakagami was the best Honda rider on his LCR machine after testing various new parts – including a new Yamaha-style aerodynamic fairing.

Johann Zarco finished fifth on the Pramac Ducati ahead of Hondas Pol Espargaro, who crashed twice on Monday.

The top 10 were completed by Miguel Oliveira from KTM, Avintia newcomer Luca Marini, Spanish GP podium finisher Franco Morbidelli (Petronas SRT) and championship leader Francesco Bagnaia.

The Ducati rider’s race-winning team-mate, Jack Miller, was 18th behind Iker Lecuona, Marc and Alex Marquez (LCR) and Aleix Espargaro from Tech3.

Item driver bicycle time gap Round
1 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 1’36.879 101
2 Alex Rins Suzuki 1’36.913 0.034 59
3 Joan Mir Suzuki 1’37.310 0.431 64
4th Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1’37.348 0.469 71
5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1’37.435 0.556 75
6th Pol Espargaro Honda 1’37.506 0.627 89
7th Miguel Oliveira KTM 1’37.508 0.629 72
8th Luca Marini Ducati 1’37.559 0.680 66
9 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1’37.627 0.748 67
10 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1’37.690 0.811 40
11 Brad Binder KTM 1’37.698 0.819 66
12th Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1’37.700 0.821 73
13th Enea Bastianini Ducati 1’37.717 0.838 54
14th Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1’37.885 1.006 12th
fifteen Alex Marquez Honda 1’38.170 1,291 75
16 Marc Marquez Honda 1’38.303 1,424 7th
17th Iker Lecuona KTM 1’38.374 1.495 64
18th Jack Miller Ducati 1’38.455 1,576 44
19th Danilo Petrucci KTM 1’38.608 1.729 63
20th Tito Rabat Ducati 1’38.826 1,947 65
21 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1’39.024 2.145 54