Monday’s eight-hour session at Jerez is one in every of two scheduled in-season exams in 2023, with factories rolling out quite a few notable updates to strive.
The early a part of the take a look at noticed three riders – Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaro and Jonas Folger – try a radio system where race direction warnings were fed to them.
The thought is for this for use as an additional warning system for riders in case of an incident, with Quartararo noting that the system has potential to be helpful however wants some refinement.
The Yamaha rider topped the opening hour of the session with a 1m37.304s as he examined a brand new double-headed exhaust and a brand new aerodynamic package deal.
He was changed on the prime of the standings by Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin on the finish of hour two, who discovered a 1m37.089s, earlier than Quartararo reinstalled himself on the head of the pack with a 1m36.725s on the midway level.
This stood because the benchmark till the ultimate hour, when Bezzecchi on his year-old Ducati produced a 1m36.574s that will hold his quickest of all when the chequered flag fell at 6pm native time.
He headed VR46 team-mate Luca Marini by zero.104 seconds, with Quartararo rounding out the highest three.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Fabio Di Giannantonio was fourth on the Gresini Ducati from Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales, who accomplished essentially the most laps of the day with 94, and Spanish GP winner Francesco Bagnaia on the manufacturing facility workforce Ducati.
Aleix Espargaro was seventh on his Aprilia from Jerez dash winner Brad Binder on the primary of the KTMs, Martin and Gresini’s Alex Marquez.
Takaaki Nakagami led the Honda cost in 12th for LCR as HRC lastly debuted its long-awaited Kalex chassis.
Check rider Stefan Bradl did the honours, although the German did crash whereas utilizing the brand new body and ended the day in 19th.
There have been crashes for fellow Honda riders Joan Mir – who had a brand new aero package to strive – and LCR’s Alex Rins, who was testing a unique chassis.
Mir was 15th, with Rins 17th, whereas Johann Zarco (Pramac) and KTM’s Jack Miller slotted in forward of Mir.
Aprilia drafted in Lorenzo Savadori to do some testing at RNF to switch Miguel Oliveira, who dislocated his shoulder in a crash within the grand prix on Sunday.
|1||Marco Bezzecchi||VR46 Racing Staff||1:36.574||64|
|2||Luca Marini||VR46 Racing Staff||1:36.678||+zero.104s||81|
|four||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Gresini Racing||1:36.963||+zero.389s||63|
|9||Jorge Martin||Pramac Racing||1:37.089||+zero.515s||52|
|10||Alex Marquez||Gresini Racing||1:37.189||+zero.615s||77|
|12||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda||1:37.314||+zero.740s||70|
|13||Johann Zarco||Pramac Racing||1:37.326||+zero.752s||60|
|15||Joan Mir||Repsol Honda||1:37.516||+zero.942s||67|
|17||Alex Rins||LCR Honda||1:37.722||+1.148s||82|
|19||Stefan Bradl||Repsol Honda||1:37.782||+1.208s||54|