Valencia MotoGP: Marquez leads final warm-up of 2016

Marc Marquez was fastest in the final MotoGP warm-up session of the 2016 season at Valencia, heading Maverick Vinales by just over a tenth of a second.

After qualifying second on Saturday behind a rampant Jorge Lorenzo, Marquez took charge of the 20-minute session from the start, eventually setting a best time of 1m31.095s at half-distance.

Suzuki's Vinales proved Marquez's closest challenger, lapping 0.121s slower, while Andrea Dovizioso's factory Ducati was third fastest, 0.175s behind the Honda rider.

Pol Espargaro (Tech 3 Yamaha) was best of the independents in fourth and top Yamaha, only a further 0.011s behind Dovizioso, with Andrea Iannone making it two works Ducatis in the top five.

The factory Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were sixth and seventh, 0.276s and 0.340s behind Marquez respectively, having run second and third early on before dropping down the order.

Aleix Espargaro (Suzuki), Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed a top 10 split by less than six tenths of a second.

Dani Pedrosa on the second Repsol Honda was the last man to get within a second of Marquez's benchmark in 11th place.

Warm-up results:

Cla#RiderBikeTimeGap
1 93  Marc Marquez  Honda 1'31.095  
2 25  Maverick Viñales  Suzuki 1'31.216 0.121
3 4  Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 1'31.270 0.175
4 44  Pol Espargaro  Yamaha 1'31.281 0.186
5 29  Andrea Iannone  Ducati 1'31.334 0.239
6 46  Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 1'31.371 0.276
7 99  Jorge Lorenzo  Yamaha 1'31.435 0.340
8 41  Aleix Espargaro  Suzuki 1'31.591 0.496
9 38  Bradley Smith  Yamaha 1'31.614 0.519
10 35  Cal Crutchlow  Honda 1'31.693 0.598
11 26  Dani Pedrosa  Honda 1'31.997 0.902
12 45  Scott Redding  Ducati 1'32.169 1.074
13 8  Hector Barbera  Ducati 1'32.248 1.153
14 9  Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 1'32.382 1.287
15 43  Jack Miller  Honda 1'32.458 1.363
16 19  Alvaro Bautista  Aprilia 1'32.491 1.396
17 50  Eugene Laverty  Ducati 1'32.575 1.480
18 6  Stefan Bradl  Aprilia 1'32.660 1.565
19 76  Loris Baz  Ducati 1'32.683 1.588
20 53  Tito Rabat  Honda 1'32.770 1.675
21 68  Yonny Hernandez  Ducati 1'32.930 1.835
22 36  Mika Kallio  KTM 1'33.749 2.654
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Series MotoGP
Event Valencia GP
Track Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo , Marc Marquez , Maverick Viñales
Article type Practice report