Vinales tops Day 2 Phillip Island test times

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales was quickest by nearly half a second after Day Two of MotoGP’s three-day official testing at Phillip Island in Australia on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Vinales put together three sub-1m29s laps in a row, going 1m28.896s, then 1m28.927s, and then 1m28.847s with all three laps being quicker than anyone else.

In second spot was Honda's defending world champion Marc Marquez with a time of 1m29.309s just ahead of teammate Cal Crutchlow 0.564 back with a time of 1m29.325s.

Alvaro Bautista on his Aspar Ducati was next in fourth place on 1m29.411s, followed by teammate Andrea Dovizioso and Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro.

Behind Espargaro was Tech 3 Yamaha rider Jonas Folger followed by Yamaha's Valentino Rossi who was unable to find the same pace as on Wednesday where he finished second quickest.

Ninth fastest was Alex Rins on the Suzuki and closing out the top ten was Jack Miller on the Marc VDS Honda.

Day 2 times at Phillip Island:

1. Maverick Vinales, Yamaha 1:28.847. 
2. Marc Marquez, Honda 1:29.309   0.462
3. Cal Crutchlow, Honda 1:29.325   0.478
4. Alvaro Bautista, Ducati 1:29.411   0.564
5. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati 1:29:483   0.636
6. Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia 1:29.501   0.654
7. Jonas Folger, Yamaha 1:29.664   0.817
8. Valentino Rossi, Yamaha 1:29.674   0.827
9. Alex Rins, Suzuki 1:29.802   0.955
10. Jack Miller, Honda 1:29.838   0.991
11. Johann Zarco, Yamaha 1:29.880   1.033
12. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki 1:29.947   1.100
13. Karel Abraham, Ducati 1:30.142   1.295
14. Danilo Petrucci, Ducati 1:30.150   1.303
15. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati 1:30.197   1.350
16. Dani Pedrosa, Honda 1:30.245   1.398
17. Hector Barbera, Ducati 1:30.352   1.505
18. Scott Redding, Ducati 1:30.435   1.588
19. Pol Espargaro, KTM 1:30.645   1.798
20. Loris Baz, Ducati 1:30.852 2.005
21. Sam Lowes, Aprilia 1:30.895 2.048
22. Bradley Smith,  KTM 1:31.704 2.857

Some fine tuning for day 2 of the #AusTest

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