Saturday marked day two of MotoGP's debut test in Thailand.

The outing is primarily to prepare for October's inaugural Thai MotoGP by offering the chance to gather data for the teams, check the facilities and especially evaluate tyres for Michelin.

Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin is riding his first MotoGP laps for Monster Yamaha Tech3 in what is effectively a final audition for the 2018 race seat vacated by Jonas Folger.

KTM's Pol Espargaro is absent due to injuries at the previous Sepang test.

Testing, which began at 9:30am and finished (after practice starts) at 5:30pm, concludes on Sunday evening...

1. ^1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.969s [Lap 91/97]
2. ˅1 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.127s +0.158s [39/71]
3. ^5 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 30.185s +0.216s [64/69]
4. ^9 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.274s +0.305s [84/90]
5. ^1 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.360s +0.391s [53/60]
6. ˅3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 30.367s +0.398s [31/75]
7. ˅2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 30.446s +0.477s [55/56]
8. ^4 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.490s +0.521s [75/85]
9. ˅5 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 30.494s +0.525s [26/78]
10. ˅3 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 30.729s +0.760s [22/57]
11. ˅2 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.775s +0.806s [27/76]
12. ^2 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 30.855s +0.886s [65/69]
13. ˅3 Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 30.883s +0.914s [83/89]
14. ˅3 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.888s +0.919s [22/65]
15. ^3 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.901s +0.932s [78/83]
16. ˅1 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.113s +1.144s [38/79]
17. ˅1 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.130s +1.161s [18/65]
18. ˅1 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.185s +1.216s [47/68]
19. = Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.598s +1.629s [95/99]
20. = Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.637s +1.668s [20/67]
21. = Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 31.661s +1.692s [68/72]
22. = Tom Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.994s +2.025s [36/71]
23. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 31.998s +2.029s [37/49]
24. = Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 32.267s +2.298s [55/60]
* Rookie

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than end of previous hour.
= Rider is same position as end of previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than end of previous hour.

Fastest Day 1 time:
Cal Crutchlow GBR Honda 1m 30.797s

Buririam WorldSBK records:
Pole Position:
Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 32.957s (2017)
Fastest race lap:
Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 33.436s (2017)
 

By Peter McLaren