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

All teams are present, plus some factory test riders.

Rookie star Quartararo, riding for the first time since Sunday's big accident at Silverstone, had been quickest in the morning session with a 1m 33.539s. Marquez then beat that time at the start of the afternoon session,  which runs from 2pm to 6pm.

Dovizioso - who also suffered a concussion in the same incident as Quartararo - began testing at 3pm, while Oliveira called a halt after just two laps 'in order to recover 100% for the upcoming race' following the collision with Zarco at Silverstone. 

Lorenzo also concluded the test early to continue his recovery ahead of the GP on September 13-15 after experiencing some pain during 31 laps this morning.

Suzuki rookie Mir is making his return from injury, while the range of technical developments are set 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…

Combined Misano MotoGP test times - Thursday (4pm)
Pos RiderNatTeamTime
1= Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1m 33.471s
2^5 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.018s
3˅1 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+0.068s
4˅1 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.092s
5˅1 Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP19)+0.179s
6˅1 Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.180s
7˅1 Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.336s
8= Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.532s
9= Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.744s
10^5 Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.761s
11˅1 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.764s
12˅1 Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.774s
13˅1 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+0.779s
14˅1 Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.803s
15˅1 Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.912s
16= Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.940s
17= Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia (GP18)+1.225s
18= Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.271s
19= Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+1.507s
20= Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP18)+1.652s
21= Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.881s
22= Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.251s
23= Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.321s

*Rookie

Key:
^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 Ducati 1m 31.629s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 1m 32.678s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

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