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, before Quartararo returned to the top with the first 1m 32s lap.

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
1^2 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1m 32.996s
2˅1 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.226s
3^3 Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.251s
4˅2 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.493s
5˅1 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.567s
6^5 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.593s
7˅2 Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP19)+0.654s
8^1 Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.694s
9^4 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+0.767s
10= Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.806s
11˅4 Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.811s
12˅4 Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.007s
13^2 Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.247s
14˅2 Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.249s
15˅1 Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.278s
16= Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.415s
17^1 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.625s
18˅1 Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia (GP18)+1.700s
19= Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+1.778s
20= Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP18)+1.858s
21= Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.356s
22= Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.726s
23NA Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+2.757s
24˅1 Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.796s

*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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