Honda's Marc Marquez finishes MotoGP test on top, despite falling

Marc Marquez once again recovered from a crash to post the quickest time on the second and final day of the MotoGP post-season test at Valencia

Honda's Marc Marquez finishes MotoGP test on top, despite falling

The Honda rider went down at the final corner during the afternoon but was quickly back out on track and on top of the times with a 1m31.060s, which was almost half a second faster than he went on Tuesday.

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He demoted Maverick Vinales to second, the Suzuki rider having spent a brief period on top after dethroning Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Vinales soon joined Marquez and several other riders in crashing as the field continues to try to get to grips with the new Michelin tyres that will be used in 2016.

Aleix Espargaro completed a good day for Suzuki with fourth place behind Pedrosa.

World champion Jorge Lorenzo took fifth while Cal Crutchlow came back from a high-speed crash at Turn 1 late in the day to split the factory Yamahas and relegate Valentino Rossi to seventh.

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Tech 3 Yamaha's Pol Espargaro was eighth, having set the same time as Andrea Iannone on the top Ducati, while Bradley Smith rounded out the top 10.

DAY TWO TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Marc Marquez Honda 1m31.060s - 42
2 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1m31.163s 0.103s 57
3 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m31.180s 0.120s 60
4 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1m31.212s 0.152s 55
5 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m31.282s 0.222s 48
6 Cal Crutchlow LCR 1m31.494s 0.434s 58
7 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m31.498s 0.438s 65
8 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 1m31.619s 0.559s 51
9 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1m31.619s 0.559s 60
10 Bradley Smith Tech 3 1m31.694s 0.634s 71
11 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing 1m31.717s 0.657s 62
12 Loris Baz Avintia Racing 1m31.796s 0.736s 49
13 Scott Redding Pramac Racing 1m31.901s 0.841s 54
14 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing 1m31.937s 0.877s 62
15 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m31.967s 0.907s 62
16 Jack Miller Marc VDS 1m32.100s 1.040s 49
17 Eugene Laverty Aspar 1m32.377s 1.317s 51
18 Tito Rabat Marc VDS 1m32.402s 1.342s 56
19 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini 1m32.492s 1.432s 59
20 Yonny Hernandez Aspar 1m32.510s 1.450s 48
21 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini 1m32.847s 1.787s 52
22 Michele Pirro Ducati 1m33.568s 2.508s 6
23 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 1m33.797s 2.737s 32
24 Mike Di Meglio Aprilia Gresini 1m34.372s 3.312s 21
25 Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki 1m37.031s 5.971s 13


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