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Vinales fastest in Barcelona MotoGP tyre test

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales set the pace during Wednesday's MotoGP in-season test at Barcelona. Vinales set a late effort of 1m38.974s to end up 0.277s ahead of Tech 3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco, while Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo completed the top three, a further six thousandths of a second down. A combination of the old Turn 12 downhill right-hander being restored - and the chicane installed for last year's race being abandoned - and a new surface at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya have made laptimes considerably faster than they have been in previous years. Vinales' lap was a full five seconds quicker than Dani Pedrosa's pole lap from last year, and almost two seconds faster than Aleix...
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