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1.1off is identical to the first day Dani tested the RCV in 2005 and he missed the second day due to rain so from that MM is exactly as expected.
Dani then went on to finish a close second in Jerez (although it may have been 3rd as Sete had a Gear lever fall off or something stupid). And he won 2 races and got umpteen podiums.
Difference is back then the gap was to maybe 1-3 riders who would always win (Rossi,Capex,Melandri,..ahem Hayden) and Dani would not have been pushing for a lap time yesterday (he was 2 seconds of his own pole 3 days before) so 1.1 is hardly amazing.
In comparison Stoner missed all pre-season in 2006 and he rolled up and was less than a second of pole in the first FP (Capex) and that was a very Satellite Honda.
So far I would say MM has done ok, alot left to prove and he will have a Jorge year IMHOP?