Maverick Viñales also leaves its mark on the test, Qatar

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Maverick Viñales remains in a state of grace. Perfectly paired with your new Yamaha M1, the Catalan driver has returned to leave samples of their speed in the last pre-season test. With a time of 1.54.455, Viñales set the pace in the second day of testing in Qatar, and has done so exceeding 277 thousandths ahead of Valentino Rossi. The Italian, almost reborn after a pre-season is very discreet, has managed to roll over for the first time in the times of his teammate. Jonas Folger with the Yamaha’s private Tech3 has closed a perfect day for the brand with his third place.

Cal Crutchlow has been the fourth place it on the back of the RC213V LCR Honda after overcoming the technical problems that dragged the british pilot during the first day of testing. With 46 laps under his belt, Crutchlow has managed to overcome one of the names of the day. However, Aleix Espargaró managed to bring the Aprilia RS-GP up to the fifth place, the best individual result of the season for the manufacturer from Noale. In fact, the ’41’ he finished ahead of Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo, but both failed to mount the soft compound rear to mark their times.

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Be that as it may, the second day of testing at Losail has
had it all. From small drops of rain in the desert until a good
number of falls
. The fruit of the dirt from the track and from this small spark,
accidents have been a constant throughout the day. In fact, Jorge
Lorenzo, Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi, Jack Miller, Danilo Petrucci, Alvaro
Bautista, Bradley Smith, Sam Lowes and Aleix Espargaró kissed the asphalt

any time. All in all, none of the drivers affected ended the day
with physical damage.

Despite these mishaps, and the intense work lived in
track and in the garages, in the end, the role was allocated to a single
manufacturer. However, Ducati tasted it for the first time your fairing with fins
built-in
, or better said, without fins, since the formation of Gigi Dall Igna
evaluating a solution with two broad channels aerodynamic that turn
full silhouette of the GP17. Andrea Dovizioso was the pilot in charge
releasing this solution in the first instance
, in what promises to be one of
the technical sections most commented of the pre-season.

Times, second day test MotoGP at Losail

Pos Pilot Fastest Lap Dif. Leader Dif. Prior Turns
1 Maverick VIÑALES Movistar Yamaha 1:54.455 44 / 49
2 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha 1:54.732 0.277 0.277 37 / 37
3 Jonas FOLGER Tech 3 1:54.917 0.462 0.185 28 / 41
4 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda 1:55.032 0.577 0.115 43 / 46
5 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Gresini 1:55.121 0.666 0.089 29 / 34
6 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda 1:55.196 0.741 0.075 10 / 50
7 Álvaro BAUTISTA Aspar Team 1:55.245 0.790 0.049 44 / 48
8 Jorge LORENZO Ducati Team 1:55.344 0.889 0.099 10 / 53
9 Scott REDDING Octo Pramac 1:55.353 0.898 0.009 43 / 43
10 Johann ZARCO Tech 3 1:55.354 0.899 0.001 31 / 45
11 Karel ABRAHAM Aspar Team 1:55.420 0.965 0.066 46 / 46
12 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki Ecstar 1:55.545 1.090 0.125 48 / 48
13 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 1:55.583 1.128 0.038 35 / 42
14 Danilo PETRUCCI Octo Pramac 1:55.680 1.225 0.097 31 / 33
15 Loris BAZ Avintia Racing 1:55.808 1.353 0.128 42 / 42
16 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda 1:55.875 1.420 0.067 23 / 48
17 Alex RINS Suzuki Ecstar 1:56.110 1.655 0.235 37 / 43
18 Tito RABAT Marc VDS 1:56.214 1.759 0.104 40 / 48
19 Jack MILLER Marc VDS 1:56.251 1.796 0.037 28 / 59
20 Sam LOWES Aprilia Gresini 1:56.276 1.821 0.025 24 / 35
21 Pol ESPARGARÓ Red Bull KTM 1:56.648 2.193 0.372 37 / 43
22 Bradley SMITH Red Bull KTM 1:57.267 2.812 0.619 52 / 55
23 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM 1:57.688 3.233 0.421 32 / 42