World champion Marquez sets the fastest lap time on day one of official 2019 MotoGP testing, at Sepang in Malaysia, on his comeback from surgery to his left shoulder.

The Repsol Honda star set his best time of 1m 59.621s on his 26th of 29 laps and, although he stopped riding an hour before the end, was able to remain on top of the timesheets.

Team-mate Jorge Lorenzo is the only race rider absent, due to his recent wrist injury, while LCR Honda's Crutchlow was on track for the first time since serious ankle injuries at Phillip Island in October.

Bagnaia, Oliveira and Kallio stopped on track with technical problems, while Iannone, Miller and Pol Espargaro were among the fallers.

Testing, which took place from 10am to 6pm, continues on Thursday and Friday.

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  1. = Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.621s [Lap 26/29]
  2. = Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 59.880s +0.259s [25/61]
  3. = Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 59.937s +0.316s [28/63]
  4. ^9 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 1m 59.983s +0.362s [58/59]
  5. ˅1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 2m 0.051s +0.430s [8/54]
  6. ˅1 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 0.054s +0.433s [22/56]
  7. ^1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.158s +0.537s [54/55]
  8. ˅2 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 2m 0.197s +0.576s [17/49]
  9. ˅2 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.214s +0.593s [41/61]
  10. ˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 0.313s +0.692s [3/44]
  11. ˅1 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici) 2m 0.383s +0.762s [26/51]
  12. ˅1 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 2m 0.460s +0.839s [58/60]
  13. ˅1 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 0.602s +0.981s [51/55]
  14. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 0.681s +1.060s [24/51]
  15. = Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici)* 2m 0.694s +1.073s [25/49]
  16. ^5 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 2m 0.902s +1.281s [58/59]
  17. ^5 Yamaha Test 1 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 0.965s +1.344s [54/55]
  18. ˅2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 2m 0.985s +1.364s [45/65]
  19. ˅2 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 1.054s +1.433s [4/20]
  20. ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 1.121s +1.500s [53/61]
  21. ^4 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 1.249s +1.628s [35/36]
  22. ˅4 Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 1.286s +1.665s [14/58]
  23. ˅3 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 1.432s +1.811s [24/55]
  24. ˅1 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici) 2m 1.627s +2.006s [25/45]
  25. ˅1 Yamaha Test 2 N/A Yamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1) 2m 1.736s +2.115s [11/45]
  26. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 2m 1.853s +2.232s [48/49]

'Test 1 Yamaha' and 'Test 2 Yamaha' were being used by Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Kohta Nozane and Jonas Folger.

* Rookie

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


Official Sepang MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.606s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 59.053s (2015)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 58.830s (2018 testing)

By Peter McLaren

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