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Simply two days after the 2022 season ended, the paddock reassembled at Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the primary pre-season take a look at of the 2023 marketing campaign.
The eight-hour session started at 9:30am native time, with Ducati take a look at rider Michele Pirro the primary out on observe aboard new world champion Francesco Bagnaia’s bike.
The primary full-time rider on observe on Tuesday was Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo, who had numerous gadgets to attempt together with a brand new engine, chassis and aerodynamic fairing.
On the finish of the opening hour, it was Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales who led the best way with a 1m30.715s, main Honda’s Marc Marquez by zero.498s.
Marquez had three RC213Vs at his disposal: a 2022-spec machine and two 2023 prototypes, although he elected towards any mushy tyre time assault runs.
Pramac’s Jorge Martin led the best way on the finish of hour two with a 1m30.576s, earlier than Vinales returned to the highest of the order with a 1m30.325s come the tip of hour three.
With two hours of operating remaining, VR46 Ducati rider Luca Marini led the best way with a 1m30.267s, enhancing that within the closing 90 minutes to a 1m30.032s.
That point went unchallenged by way of to the chequered flag, with Vinales zero.225s adrift in second and Marco Bezzecchi, who stopped on observe at Flip 1 with a technical challenge earlier within the day, rounding out the highest three on the sister VR46 Ducati.
Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing
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Miguel Oliveira was the highest-placed rider who has switched producers for 2023, with the ex-KTM runner fourth on the RNF Aprilia, zero.335s off the tempo.
He headed Aleix Espargaro on the second of the Aprilias, with Fabio Di Giannantonio leaping as much as sixth late on aboard his Gresini Ducati forward of KTM’s Brad Binder, Pramac’s Martin and Quartararo.
Bastianini rounded out the highest 10 on his first outing as a manufacturing facility Ducati team rider, however suffered a small crash at Flip 6 within the closing two hours of operating.
The manufacturing facility Ducati crew had numerous new gadgets to attempt, together with an up to date engine, with reigning world champion Bagnaia 12th behind Pramac’s Johann Zarco.
Pol Espargaro was 16th as he re-familiarises himself with the KTM in Tech3 colors, with Jack Miller 17th and zero.755s off the tempo on the finish of his first day as a manufacturing facility KTM rider.
New Moto2 world champion and 2023 MotoGP rookie Augusto Fernandez was 22nd, 2.7s off the tempo on his Tech3 GasGas.
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