Quartararo kicks off with new engine, Bagnaia on the heels

The Frenchman and world champion was instantly comfortable with Yamaha’s new products: a track record of 1.31.054. Pecco in the aftermath, Bastianini and Marquez do a good job too

The great protagonist on the second day of MotoGP . Test a misano he is Fabio Quartararo: The Frenchman stands out thanks to the new Yamaha engine, setting a record at 1.31.054 in the afternoon. good marks from Bagnaya and Bastianini, Who go out on the track only in the morning and stay on the heels of the French. broken little finger to Alex Espargaro after the fall. An encouraging case, however, for Marc Marquez.

Day two of MotoGP testing in Misano, where the riders also tested a new compound that will be introduced starting in 2023, smiled Fabio Quartararo. The world champion is touting Yamaha’s new engine in flying colours, which should allow him to close the horsepower gap with the Ducatis: morning and afternoon bests for Diablo, which sets a new record of 1.31. 054. The quality of the Yamaha package, which allows the Quartararo to take third place in top speed, is also shown by the growth of Franco Morbidelli. Good marks are also from Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini, who rode only in the morning with Ducatis: for them, in second and fourth places, a gap of 56 and 114 thousand from the French champion.

In central Vinales, third in the morning and two in the afternoon session, which saw quite a few riders on the track. Alex Espargaro was not so lucky: a crash broke his little finger, which could be detrimental for the rest of the season. On the other hand, Marc Marquez’s condition was encouraging: the Spaniard completed 34 laps in the morning, finished half a second short of Quartararo, and was back on the track for several attempts in the afternoon. The total number of laps covered exceeded 60, and Mark should have had the answers he was looking for and used three bikes in three different configurations. Suzuki’s (which will leave in 2023) and Team Mooney’s VR46 bikes haven’t made it to the track, while different teams have tried solutions for next season: KTM tested parts with a Binder and Pedrosa, Bastianini tasted a Ducati 2023 chassis and a new clutch. Honda was very active as well, with test driver Bradle lining up in the afternoon.