Quartararo highsided exiting the first corner at the start of last Sunday’s race, with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso launching over the top of the rookie’s stricken SRT Yamaha.

Despite both having to be taken to hospital afterwards, the two riders were at Misano for the first of two days of testing ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.

Dovizioso had to pass a medical examination at the circuit on Thursday morning, but was declared fit and took to the track during the afternoon session.

Quartararo set the pace in the morning session as he worked on set-up ahead of the Misano race, and led the timesheets with a 1m33.539s lap.

He took over from world championship leader Marc Marquez, who crashed at the Carro Hairpin at Turn 14 early on while testing a new chassis.

Marquez’s 1m33.697s put him fifth in the morning session, and he set the pace early on when action resumed after the lunch break with a 1m33.471s, while the sister SRT bike of Franco Morbidelli fell in 0.190s behind.

With 90 minutes remaining Quartararo once again snatched top spot away from the rider with a 1m32.996s lap, which stood as the benchmark through to the drop of the chequered flag.

Teammate Morbidelli ended up just 0.023s adrift in second after his 40th and final lap, while Marquez completed the top three – 0.203s further back.

Maverick Vinales was first of the works team Yamahas in fourth, as he and teammate evaluated the second version of the 2020 prototype M1 first introduced at the post-race Brno test.

Vinales was just 0.025s outside of Marquez’s best effort, with Rossi – who was just 0.024s behind Quartararo’s morning-session best – jumping up to fifth at the death with a 1m33.296s lap at the end of the session on the second prototype ’20 M1.

KTM’s Pol Espargaro was sixth ahead of stablemate – who will not test tomorrow having focused exclusively on race set-up on Thursday.

Suzuki’s Joan Mir was an impressive eighth on his return to action following a fast crash at the Brno test which ruled him out of the Austrian and British GPs.

Takaaki Nakagami (LCR) and Pramac’s Jack Miller rounded out the top 10 from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Dovizioso, who was 0.858s off the pace, having managed a respectable 37 laps in the afternoon.

race winner Alex Rins was 15th, having fallen in the morning at Turn 8, while LCR’s 19th-placed Cal Crutchlow suffered two crashes on Thursday – one at the same place as Marquez, and another in the afternoon at the tight right of Rio.

Tech 3’s Miguel Oliveira only managed two laps before withdrawing due to ongoing shoulder pain from his tangle with Zarco at , with ’s Jorge Lorenzo also pulling out after the morning to continue recovering from the back injuries he suffered in June at Assen.

Session results

Pos.RiderBikeAM
 PM
1Fabio Quartararo
Yamaha
1’33.539
53
1’32.996
47
2Franco MorbidelliYamaha
1’33.883
45
1’33.019
40
3Marc Marquez
1’33.697
32
1’33.222
48
4Maverick Vinales
Yamaha
1’33.683
49
1’33.247
44
5
Yamaha
1’33.563
27
1’33.296
41
6Pol EspargaroKTM
1’34.235
34
1’33.588
38
7Michele PirroDucati
1’33.650
36
1’33.940
30
8KTM
1’34.215
41
1’33.690
22
9Joan MirSuzuki
1’34.250
46
1’33.763
34
10Takaaki Nakagami
1’33.807
34
1’33.777
41
11Jack MillerDucati
1’34.417
37
1’33.802
42
12Aleix EspargaroAprilia
1’34.245
29
1’33.842
39
13Andrea DoviziosoDucati 1’33.854
37
14Francesco BagnaiaDucati
1’34.846
48
1’33.945
32
15Alex RinsSuzuki
1’34.003
34
1’34.134
39
16Tito RabatDucati 1’34.242
74
17Andrea IannoneAprilia
1’34.383
26
1’34.243
27
18Danilo PetrucciDucati
1’34.274
47
1’34.644
38
19Cal Crutchlow
1’34.626
31
1’34.411
17
20Hafizh SyahrinKTM
1’35.488
41
1’34.599
40
21Karel AbrahamDucati
1’34.696
51
 
22Stefan Bradl
1’34.978
39
1’34.774
23
23KTM 1’34.976
25
24Jorge Lorenzo

1’35.722
31
 
25Miguel OliveiraKTM
1’39.792
2
 

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