The paddock has stayed behind at Misano for 2 days of official in-season testing following the San Marino Grand Prix, with 2022 developments and set-up work for October’s Emilia Romagna GP on the identical venue the first focus for groups.
Rain within the morning left the circuit saturated for the primary three-and-a-half-hour session to start the day, with solely eight riders posting lap occasions.
Pramac’s Johann Zarco set the tempo on the finish of the morning session because it dried out sufficient for some slick working, the Frenchman taking to the highest of the standings with a 1m33.895s.
When motion resumed within the afternoon for the second four-hour session of the day, Ducati’s Jack Miller set the preliminary tempo with a 1m32.116s.
This might stand because the benchmark for a while, with high spot ultimately being taken over by his teammate Francesco Bagnaia – recent from his second-successive victory in 2021 final Sunday at Misano.
Bagnaia did have a crash on the Flip 10 right-hander at Tramonto round two hours into the afternoon session, however suffered no ill-effects from that off.
He re-joined the session quickly after and took over on the high of the timesheets with a 1m31.801s with round 90 minutes of working left, earlier than enhancing to a 1m31.524s because the clock clicked into the ultimate hour.
Bagnaia’s lap would go unchallenged by means of to the chequered flag, the Ducati rider ending the day zero.107 seconds away from Honda’s Pol Espargaro.
Honda had quite a few gadgets to attempt, with a radically different-looking 2022 prototype making a public look – the entrance of the bike taking over a extra Yamaha-esque look.
Marc Marquez was seen spinning some laps on the prototype bike, as did take a look at rider Stefan Bradl – although solely within the morning session.
LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami accomplished the highest three forward of Suzuki’s Joan Mir, who had a 2022 engine to check once more – having accomplished so throughout pre-season – alongside teammate Alex Rins.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro was fifth quickest forward of Avintia rookie Luca Marini, whereas his teammate Enea Bastianini in 21st – recent from his maiden podium within the San Marino GP final weekend – ended his day early after a crash.
Jack Miller was seventh on the sister manufacturing facility crew Ducati forward of championship chief Fabio Quartararo, who reduce laps on Yamaha’s 2022 prototype alongside teammate Franco Morbidelli down in 18th.
Morbidelli mentioned afterwards that the 2022 bike did not actually resemble the sensation of the 2019 bike he’d been using since 2020 up till final weekend, whereas noting the 2022 M1’s base confirmed indicators of enchancment on the already strong 2021 bike.
Pramac’s Jorge Martin and the KTM of Brad Binder accomplished the highest 10, whereas Valentino Rossi is exhibiting no indicators of slowing down regardless of his impending retirement as he accomplished 56 laps on his Petronas SRT Yamaha in 11th.
Early pacesetter Zarco slid down the order to 13th on the finish of the day between Miguel Oliveira on the KTM and Rins, with Marc Marquez 15th forward of Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales – who additionally suffered a tumble through the take a look at.
Testing will resume on Wednesday at 9:30am native time.