A private two-day MotoGP test began at Misano in Italy on Thursday morning.

All teams are present, plus some factory test riders.

Quartararo is riding for the first time since Sunday's big accident at Silverstone, while Dovizioso - who also suffered a concussion in the same incident - is yet to start testing.

Suzuki rookie Mir is making his return from injury, while the range of technical developments are expected to include an updated version of Yamaha's 2020 prototype, first seen at Brno earlier this month.

Michelin has brought the same tyres as for the upcoming San Marino MotoGP, plus a new medium rear and new medium front tyre.

Testing takes place from 9:30am to 6pm, with a lunch break from 1-2pm…

Misano MotoGP test times - Thursday (12pm)
Pos RiderNatTeamTime
1^2 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1m 33.539s
2^9 Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP19)+0.111s
3˅1 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.158s
4˅3 Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.340s
5^1 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.344s
6^12 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.644s
7= Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.696s
8˅4 Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.706s
9˅1 Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.745s
10˅5 Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.768s
11^9 Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.084s
12^2 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+1.104s
13˅4 Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.126s
14˅4 Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+1.135s
15= Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.194s
16= Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.308s
17˅4 Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.429s
18˅6 Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+1.439s
19˅2 Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia (GP18)+2.079s
20^1 Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.183s
21˅2 Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.650s
22= Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.253s


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

Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati1m 31.629s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati1m 32.678s (2018)

By Peter McLaren



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