Dan Paddock  |    3 February 2016

Yamaha's Lorenzo ends Sepang MotoGP test on top


Jorge Lorenzo ended the first MotoGP pre-season test on top, lapping fastest on day three in Sepang.

The reigning world champion was the only man to lap under the two-minute barrier, posting a 1m59.580s in the final hour to end the rain-affected day a second clear of Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi.

Marc Marquez improved late on to finish up third on the timesheets on the 2016 Honda, ahead of Cal Crutchlow on the LCR satellite machine.

Casey Stoner - riding the 2015 Ducati for a second consecutive day - ended the test fifth fastest, ahead of Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.

Pramac riders Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding sandwiched Andrea Iannone’s factory Ducati in eight, with Maverick Vinales completing the top 10 for Suzuki.

Eugene Laverty, who sat out the second day of running after a crash on Monday, was 22nd on his return for Aspar.

MotoGP Sepang Test - Day 3 Times:

# Rider Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:59.580   36
2 Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2:00.556 0.976 38
3 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team 2:00.883 1.303 45
4 Cal Cruthlow LCR Honda 2:00.992 1.412 42
5 Casey Stoner Ducati Team 2:01.070 1.490 30
6 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 2:01.161 1.581 48
7 Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:01.217 1.637 18
8 Andrea Iannone Ducati Team 2:01.223 1.643 38
9 Scott Redding Octo Pramac Yakhnich 2:01.229 1.649 42
10 Maverick Vinales Team Suzuki Ecstar 2:01.244 1.664 51
11 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing 2:01.434 1.854 30
12 Aleix Espargaro Team Suzuki Ecstar 2:01.623 2.043 44
13 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team 2:01.675 2.095 34
14 Yonny Hernandez Aspar MotoGP Team 2:01.774 2.194 40
15 Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.870 2.290 44
16 Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.918 2.338 65
17 Loris Baz Avintia Racing 2:02.541 2.961 33
18 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:02.792 3.212 44
19 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha Test Team 2:02.940 3.360 27
20 Tito Rabat EG 0.0 Marc VDS 2:03.012 3.432 57
21 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 2:03.183 3.603 46
22 Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team 2:03.519 3.939 25

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