Jerez MotoGP Test Day One Results

Rennie Scaysbrook | July 15, 2020

Jerez MotoGP Test Day One Results Session Two

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales has taken the top spot in the second session of Day One of the Jerez MotoGP test, posting a 1:37.793 in the afternoon.

2020 Jerez MotoGP Test Vinales
Vinales finished the day on top.

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) claimed second place as both Yamahas went quicker in the searing afternoon temperatures, ahead of Session One leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

Fourth in Session One, Aleix Espargaro had a mechanical problem with his Aprilia that dropped fluid on the track, causing both Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) to go down. Both riders escaped injury.

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) claimed P4 on his GSX-RR, with everyone down to fellow Team Suzuki Ecstar rider Joan Mir in ninth, failing to go faster in the afternoon conditions. Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was fifth for the day.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who was putting in the laps just two weeks after breaking his left collarbone two weeks ago in a motocross training accident was 15th, 0.986s from Vinales’ time.

Jerez MotoGP Test Day One Results Session Two

1 Maverick Viñales Yam 1:37.793
2 Fabio Quartararo Yam + 0.118
3 Marc Marquez Hon + 0.148
4 Alex Rins Suz + 0.400
5 Valentino Rossi Yam + 0.429
6 Aleix Espargaro Apr + 0.492
7 Cal Crutchlow Hon + 0.520
8 Jack Miller Duc + 0.555
9 Joan Mir Suz + 0.587
10 Francesco Bagnaia Duc + 0.624

Jerez MotoGP Test Day One Results Session One

MotoGP returned to competitive track action for the first time since the Covid-19 shutdown today for a two-day test ahead of this weekend’s round one of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship at Jerez.

2020 Jerez MotoGP Test Marquez
New year, same guy at the top. Marquez was in hot form on day one at the Jerez test.

Two 90-minute test sessions were scheduled for the MotoGP class at Jerez with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) taking the early ascension, heading the timesheets with a 1:37.941, just over one-tenth quicker than in the Jerez race last year. Suzuki’s Alex Rins came in second after the first day from Monster Energy Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi, with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro making it four different manufacturers in the top four and showing the potential of the new RS-GP 2020 machine

2020 Jerez MotoGP Test Luthi
Luthi topped the Moto2 class.

In the Moto2 class, Tom Lüthi (Liqui Moly Intact GP) topped the opening session with a best time of 1:42.422 which saw him lead Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) by less than a tenth. Sam Lowes was 0.175 off in P3 on board his EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex as the British rider returns to action fully fit, following the shoulder injury that saw him miss the Qatar GP.

2020 Jerez MotoGP Test McPhee
McPhee went top in Moto3.

The Moto3 class saw riders John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) topping the times from Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) and Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse).

MotoE also got a run, with class rookie Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) leading the way from Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team) and reigning Cup winner Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE).

Jerez MotoGP Test Day One Results Session One

1 Marc Marquez Hon 1:37.941
2 Alex Rins Suz + 0.252
3 Valentino Rossi Yam + 0.281
4 Aleix Espargaro Apr + 0.344
5 Fabio Quartararo Yam + 0.371
6 Cal Crutchlow Hon + 0.372
7 Jack Miller Duc + 0.407
8 Miguel Oliveira KTM + 0.485
9 Franco Morbidelli Yam + 0.792
10 Francesco Bagnaia Duc + 0.851

Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.