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, was quickest in the morning with a 1m 33.539s. 

World champion Marquez then beat that time at the start of the afternoon session, before Quartararo returned to the top with the only 1m 32s lap. Team-mate Morbidelli later made it a Petronas Yamaha one-two on his final lap of the day.

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 include Yamaha's first carbon fibre swingarm plus an engine update for the 2020 M1, 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, which concludes on Friday evening, took place from 9:30am to 6pm with a lunch break from 1-2pm…

Combined Misano MotoGP test times - Thursday (FINAL)
PosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff 
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1m 32.996sSession 2
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.023sSession 2
3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.226sSession 2
4Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.251sSession 2
5Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.300sSession 2
6Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.592sSession 2
7Michele PirroITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.654sSession 1
8Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.694sSession 2
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+0.767sSession 2
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.781sSession 2
11Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+0.806sSession 2
12Aleix EspargaroITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.846sSession 2
13Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.858sSession 2
14Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+0.949sSession 2
15Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.007sSession 1
16Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.246sSession 2
17Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.247sSession 2
18Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.278sSession 1
19Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.415sSession 2
20Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.603sSession 2
21Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.700sSession 1
22Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.778sSession 2
23Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+1.980sSession 2
24Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.726sSession 1
25Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.796sSession 1

*Rookie

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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