The inaugural MotoGP test at Indonesia's new Mandalika circuit began in wet (and dirty) conditions on Friday morning.

Johann Zarco was fastest by the end of the opening hour, when the rain had stopped, with the session then red-flagged to try and clean the dirty track surface.

Zarco thus remains at the head of the timesheets, from Jack Miller, as of 11am.

The three-day outing, which follows hot on the heels of a two-day Sepang test, marks the final chance for official MotoGP track time before next month's Qatar season-opener.

Gresini Ducati's Enea Bastianini was a surprise fastest from the Aprilia of Aleix Espargaro in the rain-interrupted final day at Sepang, which saw the fastest ever two-wheel laps of the Malaysian track and the top ten riders (from five manufacturers) covered by 0.299s

As well as the ever present threat of more rain, MotoGP teams and riders have the added challenge of learning a new circuit and working through an expanded range of Michelin tyres in preparation for the March 18-20 race weekend, the first Indonesian motorcycle grand prix since 1997.

Testing at Mandalika takes place from 9am to 5pm, followed by practice starts…

2022 Official Mandalika MotoGP Test - Friday (11am)
 RiderNatTeamTime
1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)1m 44.83s
2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.018s
3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.395s
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.431s
5Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.615s
6Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+-0.380s
7Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.450s
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.478s
9Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.987s
10Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+3.205s
11Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+3.213s
12Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+3.398s
13Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+3.724s
14Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+4.656s
15Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+5.412s
16Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+5.696s
17Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.057s
18Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+7.894s
19Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+12.566s


*Rookie

2021 Mandalika WorldSBK lap records:
Best lap:
Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Yamaha 1m 32.877s
Fastest race lap:
Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Yamaha 1m 34.288s