The final test of the 2018 MotoGP test is in the books, with the riders and manufacturers heading back to their lairs and workshops until next February’s Sepang test. On the second day of the Jerez test, Takaaki Nakagami turned in the fastest lap on his LCR Honda, Marc Marquez was hot on his heels, Maverick Vinales rounded out the top three on his Yamaha – and Jorge Lorenzo was right behind him on his new factory Honda ride.
On the other factory Yamaha, though, Valentino Rossi reportedly remarked that his bike was good enough for fourth – if someone else crashes. Rossi finished 11th fastest on day two, 0.651 from Nakagami’s best lap. Rossi says Yamaha needs to find more if they expect him to have a shot next season, maybe his last one? Sounds like it’s crunch time in Hamamatsu.
All the details are here at MotoGP.com.