Marc Marquez was the fastest man at the Jerez post-race test, setting a quick lap early in the day which would not be beaten. The Repsol Honda man had a big gap to Jorge Lorenzo for most of the day, but the Movistar Yamaha rider closed the gap to just over a quarter of a second by the end of the day.
Valentino Rossi ended the day in 3rd, after a late lap put him ahead of Dani Pedrosa, who, like Marquez, stopped testing earlier in the afternoon.
Alvaro Bautista was the fastest of the satellite Hondas, leading Stefan Bradl by a fraction, the LCR Honda man being the last rider within a second of Marquez. Pol Espargaro was quickest of the Tech 3 riders, while brother Aleix was sandwiched between Pol and Bradley Smith.
Times at the end of the day:
|1||Marc Marquez||Honda RC213V||1:38.737||-||-|
|2||Jorge Lorenzo||Yamaha M1||1:38.999||0.262||0.262|
|3||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha M1||1:39.063||0.326||0.064|
|4||Dani Pedrosa||Honda RC213V||1:39.377||0.640||0.314|
|5||Alvaro Bautista||Honda RC213V||1:39.635||0.898||0.258|
|6||Stefan Bradl||Honda RC213V||1:39.713||0.976||0.078|
|7||Pol Espargaro||Yamaha M1||1:39.780||1.043||0.067|
|8||Aleix Espargaro||Forward Yamaha||1:39.797||1.060||0.017|
|9||Bradley Smith||Yamaha M1||1:39.840||1.103||0.043|
|10||Hiroshi Aoyama||Honda RCV1000R||1:39.881||1.144||0.041|
|11||Andrea Iannone||Ducati GP14||1:40.077||1.340||0.196|
|12||Scott Redding||Honda RCV1000R||1:40.276||1.539||0.199|
|13||Michele Pirro||Ducati GP14 Test||1:40.717||1.980||0.441|
|14||Karel Abraham||Honda RCV1000R||1:40.723||1.986||0.006|
|15||Hector Barbera||Avintia Kawasaki||1:41.231||2.494||0.508|
|16||Michael Laverty||PBM Aprilia||1:41.357||2.620||0.126|
|17||Broc Parkes||PBM Aprilia||1:41.925||3.188||0.568|
|18||Simone Corsi||Forward Yamaha||1:42.333||3.596||0.408|
|19||Mike Di Meglio||Avintia Kawasaki||1:42.912||4.175||0.579|
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