Iannone leads Ducati 1-2-3-4 on final day of Austria test

Andrea Iannone topped both sessions of the second and final day of MotoGP's in-season private test at the Red Bull Ring, as Ducati continued to dominate proceedings.

Iannone leads Ducati 1-2-3-4 on final day of Austria test
Casey Stoner, Ducati Team
Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team
Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Aleix Espargaro, Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP
Aleix Espargaro, Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP
Mika Kallio, KTM RC 16
Alex Hofmann, KTM RC 16
Thomas Luthi, KTM RC 16
Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

After Andrea Dovizioso posted the quickest time on Tuesday - a day likewise dominated by the Italian marque - Iannone lowered the benchmark slightly in Wednesday's morning session, before improving massively in the closing minutes of the afternoon.

Iannone's final time ended up a 1m23.240s, while none of the non-Ducati bikes even managed a sub-1m24s lap.

In the morning session, Iannone dethroned Dovizioso with less than half an hour to go and would shave off a couple of hundredths of a second a few laps later, ending up at 1m23.719s.

Iannone would then make it a 1m23.662s in the afternoon session, before lowering the benchmark by four tenths with less than five minutes remaining.

Dovizioso wound up second while Casey Stoner, looking set to improve in the final moments of the session, ended up crashing out and settling for third.

As such, with three factory Ducatis and the satellite Avintia of Hector Barbera locking out the top four, Valentino Rossi had to do with being best of the rest - his late 1m24.169s effort deposing Maverick Vinales as the quickest non-Ducati rider of the test.

Jorge Lorenzo moved up shortly thereafter, ending the test 0.025s off his teammate.

Vinales and Suzuki teammate Aleix Espargaro were seventh and eighth overall on the day, with the top-10 made up by two more Ducatis - Pramac's Scott Redding and Yonny Hernandez, whose best time had put him third in the morning session.

The series' new manufacturer KTM ended the test a little under two seconds off the pace.

Day 2 results

Pos. Rider Bike AM PM
1 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1:23.719 1:23.240
2 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:23.798 1:23.680
3 Casey Stoner Ducati 1:24.728 1:23.865
4 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:24.652 1:24.091
5 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:24.543 1:24.169
6 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:24.418 1:24.194
7 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1:24.441 1:24.208
8 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1:24.485 1:24.335
9 Scott Redding Ducati 1:24.560 1:24.375
10 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1:24.396 1:24.812
11 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:24.528 1:24.455
12 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1:24.500 1:24.497
13 Jack Miller Honda 1:24.913 1:24.555
14 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1:24.602 1:25.090
15 Tito Rabat Honda 1:25.846 1:24.760
16 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:25.527 1:25.139
17 Mika Kallio KTM 1:25.643 1:25.191
18 Tom Luthi KTM 1:25.902 1:25.705
19 Loris Baz Ducati 1:26.453 No Time
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