Despite heavy rain on the first day of testing (Friday), the MotoGP boys and girls (just boys, actually) did get chance to put some... Final results from Mandalika MotoGP Test

Despite heavy rain on the first day of testing (Friday), the MotoGP boys and girls (just boys, actually) did get chance to put some decent laps in with two full days of track action on Saturday and Sunday. All three days saw a good variety of manufacturers putting strong laps in, but the stand out rider at the final official MotoGP preseason test had to be Pol Espargaro. The Repsol Honda riding Spaniard topped the time-sheets on day one and day three, and posted the fastest time of the test, a 1:31.060, just 0.014 quicker than reigning champ and one-lap-wonder Fabio Quartararo.

I know, I know, it’s probably unfair to call the current MotoGP Champion a one-lap-wonder, but he is really, really good when it comes doing to one lap as fast as possibly you can.

To me, Pol Espargaro is one of the many riders (of which I’d say there are probably 15) that I think definitely could win races in 2022. He’s not a championship contender in my book, but he’s obviously found something this weekend, so it wouldn’t be beyond then realms of possibility for him to prove me wrong and be one of the lads that fights for the title. And lets face it, you don’t actually have to win any races to be a champion, Joan Mir proved that (kind of) in 2020.

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But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s not wise to get too drawn into who went fastest during testing. You don’t know who was going out there for lap times, you don’t know where people are with the development of the bikes (of parts thereof), and as we all know, when the flag drops, the bullshit stops.

And, as it happens, we don’t have long to wait before the flag does drops. In fact it’s less than three weeks until the flag drops at the first round in Qatar on 6th March.

Until then though, here are the final testing results from day two and day three of the official MotoGP test at Mandalika. Day one results are here.

Mandalika MotoGP Test Day Two

Pos.RiderNumNationTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1Marini Luca10ITAMooney VR46 Racing TeamDucati1’31.289
2Marquez Marc93SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda0.192
3Vinales Maverick12SPAAprilia RacingAprilia0.227
4Quartararo Fabio20FRAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.275
5Mir Joan36SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.297
6Zarco Johann5FRAPramac RacingDucati0.297
7Bastianini Enea23ITATeam Gresini Racing MotoGPDucati0.31
8Espargaro Pol44SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda0.316
9Martin Jorge89SPAPramac RacingDucati0.376
10Bagnaia Francesco62ITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.436
11Binder Brad33RSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.525
12Morbidelli Franco21ITAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.56
13Rins Alex42SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.595
14Espargaro Aleix41SPAAprilia RacingAprilia0.617
15Nakagami Takaaki30JPNLCR HondaHonda0.629
16Marquez Alex73SPALCR HondaHonda0.691
17Di Giannantonio Fabio49ITATeam Gresini Racing MotoGPDucati0.758
18Oliveira Miguel88PORRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.911
19Dovizioso Andrea4ITAWithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP TeamYamaha1.014
20Miller Jack43AUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati1.029
21Fernandez Raul25SPATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM1.112
22Bezzecchi Marco73ITAMooney VR46 Racing TeamDucati1.182
23Gardner Remy87AUSTech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM1.309
24Binder Darryn40RSAWithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP TeamYamaha1.764

Mandalika MotoGP Test Day Three

Pos.RiderNumNationTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1Espargaro Pol44SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda1’31.060
2Quartararo Fabio20FRAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.014
3Espargaro Aleix41SPAAprilia RacingAprilia0.325
4Morbidelli Franco21ITAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.356
5Bagnaia Francesco62ITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.376
6Rins Alex42SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.417
7Vinales Maverick12SPAAprilia RacingAprilia0.418
8Zarco Johann5FRAPramac RacingDucati0.428
9Binder Brad33RSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.514
10Marquez Alex73SPALCR HondaHonda0.543
11Oliveira Miguel88PORRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.56
12Marini Luca10ITAMooney VR46 Racing TeamDucati0.605
13Nakagami Takaaki30JPNLCR HondaHonda0.627
14Marquez Marc93SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda0.733
15Miller Jack43AUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.81
16Dovizioso Andrea4ITAWithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP TeamYamaha0.83
17Bezzecchi Marco73ITAMooney VR46 Racing TeamDucati0.841
18Di Giannantonio Fabio49ITATeam Gresini Racing MotoGPDucati0.855
19Bastianini Enea23ITATeam Gresini Racing MotoGPDucati0.95
20Martin Jorge89SPAPramac RacingDucati1.484
21Gardner Remy87AUSTech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM1.8
22Binder Darryn40RSAWithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP TeamYamaha1.989
23Fernandez Raul25SPATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM3.836
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