Quartararo fastest from Petronas team-mate and last Sunday's race winner Morbidelli, during opening practice for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP, the second of the back-to-back Misano rounds.

Quartararo used a new soft rear for his time attack, while Morbidelli raised eyebrows on the hard rear.

The likes of Vinales, Miller and Rossi did not use a new tyre at the end of the session.

After saving a near highside, which set off his airbag, Rins suffered a lowside fall at Turn 8.

Cal Crutchlow has been declared unfit for both Misano rounds following recent arm pump surgery.

Injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez continues to be replaced by Stefan Bradl.

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Emilia Romagna MotoGP, Misano - Free Practice (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'31.721s20/21290k
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.090s18/19291k
3Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.120s18/20297k
4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.205s12/15292k
5Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.244s18/21295k
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.381s19/21294k
7Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.431s15/20297k
8Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.449s18/20293k
9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.464s15/17293k
10Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.689s12/18298k
11Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.714s18/23296k
12Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.716s21/21296k
13Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.868s18/21290k
14Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.890s16/18293k
15Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.906s11/20296k
16Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.913s18/19291k
17Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.111s10/22288k
18Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.380s21/21292k
19Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.462s11/23290k
20Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.663s21/21290k
21Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.775s19/24293k

* Rookie.
Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha1m 31.411s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 1m 32.678s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

 

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