Lorenzo on top in post-race test at Jerez

Spanish Grand Prix winner Jorge Lorenzo continued to lead the way at Jerez in MotoGP's post-race test on Monday.

The Yamaha rider, who took a dominant first win of the season on Sunday, set the pace with a best time of 1:38.508, outpacing teammate and championship leader Valentino Rossi by 0.042 seconds.

Lorenzo, celebrating his 28th birthday today, focused on improving the set-up of his YZR-M1.

"Today we tested as usual here in Jerez, but we were only focused on different set-ups with the bike," he said.

"We had nothing special to test, but we fixed the basis of the bike for the future. I think we found out how we can take profit of some adjustments, so we are quite confident for the next grand prix."

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow finished in third, ahead of Aleix Espargaro on the quickest of the Suzukis.

World champion Marquez completed the top five despite testing for only two hours, as he continues to recover from his injury.

The Spaniard tested a new swingarm HRC brought from Japan, and was pleased with his day despite finishing early.

"I'm happy with the work we have done today," he said. "I put in a few laps, as we had planned, basically just to test out a swingarm.

"Honda wanted us to analyse it to find out if we could use it in the coming races, to see where we can improve and which direction to continue working in.

"We have drawn some very positive conclusions that have allowed us to improve in some aspects today, and we have obtained a lot of information for further development with things that have been a little bit more difficult, for example the last stage of corner entry and particularly our starts."

Ducati was the only team absent from the test, opting to run privately at Mugello instead.

Pos. Rider Bike Time Gap
1. Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:38.508  
2. Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:38.550 +0.042
3. Cal Crutchlow CWM LCR Honda 1:38.814 +0.306
4. Aleix Espargaro Team Suzuki Ecstar 1:38.890 +0.382
5. Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team 1:38.968 +0.460
6. Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:39.339 +0.831
7. Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing 1:39.357 +0.849
8. Scott Redding Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1:39.370 +0.862
9. Maverick Vinales Team Suzuki Ecstar 1:39.475 +0.967
10. Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:39.654 +1.146
11. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:39.766 +1.258
12. Stefan Bradl Athina Forward Racing 1:39.887 +1.379
13. Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing 1:39.892 +1.384
14. Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team 1:39.909 +1.401
15. Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team 1:40.101 +1.593
16. Loris Baz Athina Forward Racing 1:40.186 +1.678
17. Jack Miller CWM LCR Honda 1:40.248 +1.740
18. Hector Barbera Avintia Racing 1:40.260 +1.752
19. Hiroshi Aoyama Repsol Honda Team 1:40.342 +1.834
20. Karel Abraham AB Motoracing 1:40.654 +2.146
21. Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing 1:41.085 +2.577
22. Marco Melandri Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:41.825 +3.317

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Series MotoGP
Event Jerez May testing
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Article type Testing report