A private two-day MotoGP test concluded at Misano in Italy on Friday evening.

All teams were present, plus some factory test riders, although Miguel Oliveira, Jorge Lorenzo and Karel Abraham sat out day two to recover from their recent injuries. Johann Zarco also missed the final day.

Rookie Quartararo beat his pace-setting Thursday time early this morning, before Bagnaia and Miller moved ahead by midday.

Miller stopped testing at lunchtime but remained on top until the final hour, when Quartararo posted the first 1m 31s lap of the test. The Frenchman, who suffered a concussion last Sunday at Silverstone, then went even faster on his very final lap.

Team-mate Morbidelli looked set to repeat Thursday's Petronas Yamaha one-two at the head of the timesheets, but the satellite M1s were split by a late flying lap from Ducati's Petrucci. Rossi and team-mate Vinales also made late progress to climb to fourth and sixth, either side of Miller's earlier time.

Among the technical developments on track was an updated version of Yamaha's 2020 prototype, first seen at Brno earlier this month, plus the factory's first carbon fibre swingarm.

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

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

Misano will host the San Marino MotoGP from September 13-15…

Combined Misano MotoGP test times - Friday (FINAL)
Pos RiderNatTeamTime
1^2 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1m 31.639s
2^12 Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.476s
3^1 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.614s
4^9 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.750s
5˅4 Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.766s
6^11 Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.937s
7˅5 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+0.968s
8^11 Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.101s
9˅4 Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.261s
10˅4 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.266s
11^5 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+1.363s
12˅5 Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP18)+1.442s
13^2 Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.481s
14˅6 Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.614s
15˅6 Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP19)+1.615s
16˅6 Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+1.774s
17˅6 Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.860s
18˅6 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.884s
19˅1 Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.316s
20= Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+2.450s
21= Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+2.497s


^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.

Fastest Day 1 Time:
Best Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 32.996s

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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