Just a few days after the thrilling British Grand Prix at Silverstone, almost the entire MotoGP field is back in action for two days of testing at Misano. As it is a private test, media access is limited, the teams free at last to work without the prying eyes of the media in pit lane.
Although a large part of the test will be dedicated to finding a setup for the coming race at Misano in just over 2 weeks time, there are plenty of new items being tested. Honda have brought a 2020 prototype of the RC213V for both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez to try, complete with 'salad box' (or as Mat Oxley terms it, Bento box), a small box containing something which may or may not be a mass damper similar to the device used by Ducati.
The bigger news is that Yamaha have a carbon fibre swingarm for Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales at the test. Honda, KTM, and Ducati are all using carbon swingarms, the riders reporting that they give better performance over race distances, helping to conserve the rear tire. The factory Yamaha riders will be hoping for something similar from Yamaha's version. The Yamaha M1 also has a new exhaust, which may be a sign that they are testing the 2020 engine.
Andrea Dovizioso has been passed fit by doctors and will take part in the afternoon, while Joan Mir is also back on track after recovering from the bruised lung he suffered at the crash in the Brno test. Miguel Oliveira tried to ride the bike for two laps, but found that a shoulder injury picked up in the crash with Johann Zarco was causing him too much pain. Oliveira is to return home for treatment to prepare for Misano.
Times at 1pm:
|1||20||Fabio Quartararo||Yamaha M1||1:33.539|
|2||46||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha M1||1:33.563||0.024||0.024|
|3||51||Michele Pirro||Ducati GP18||1:33.650||0.111||0.087|
|4||12||Maverick Vinales||Yamaha M1||1:33.683||0.144||0.033|
|5||93||Marc Marquez||Honda RC213V||1:33.697||0.158||0.014|
|6||30||Takaaki Nakagami||Honda RC213V||1:33.807||0.268||0.110|
|7||21||Franco Morbidelli||Yamaha M1||1:33.883||0.344||0.076|
|8||42||Alex Rins||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:34.003||0.464||0.120|
|9||5||Johann Zarco||KTM RC16||1:34.215||0.676||0.212|
|10||44||Pol Espargaro||KTM RC16||1:34.235||0.696||0.020|
|11||41||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia RS-GP||1:34.245||0.706||0.010|
|12||36||Joan Mir||Suzuki GSX-RR||1:34.250||0.711||0.005|
|13||9||Danilo Petrucci||Ducati GP19||1:34.274||0.735||0.024|
|14||29||Andrea Iannone||Aprilia RS-GP||1:34.383||0.844||0.109|
|15||43||Jack Miller||Ducati GP19||1:34.417||0.878||0.034|
|16||35||Cal Crutchlow||Honda RC213V||1:34.626||1.087||0.209|
|17||17||Karel Abraham||Ducati GP18||1:34.696||1.157||0.070|
|18||63||Francesco Bagnaia||Ducati GP18||1:34.846||1.307||0.150|
|19||6||Stefan Bradl||Honda RC213V||1:34.978||1.439||0.132|
|20||55||Hafizh Syahrin||KTM RC16||1:35.488||1.949||0.510|
|21||99||Jorge Lorenzo||Honda RC213V||1:35.722||2.183||0.234|
|22||88||Miguel Oliveira||KTM RC16||1:39.792||6.253||4.070|