Bagnaia fastest in the morning. Marquez is still on the right track

The second and final day of testing at the Marco Simoncelli circuit. Ducati racer, with advanced frame, confirmed in perfect condition. Vinales and Quartarro also performed well. The Spanish Honda was able to ride, denying the hypothesis of stopping due to pain

Federico Mariani

MotoGP resumes work in Misano. The circuit named after Marco Simoncelli is hosting the second day of testing after Yesterday’s first edition. Useful session to study various innovations in the light of the year 2023. The morning smiles again at the heroes who have already liked it earlier: three hours later, Francesco Bagnaia In Ducati he was confirmed to be the fastest, ahead of Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo. Also smiling is Marc Marquez, who, despite his long lethargy, seems to have regained confidence.


The Spaniard Honda was the best that awaited him in these tests. There was great curiosity about his physical condition after the fourth operation on the right humerus. yesterday Marquis He’s out on the track with the main goal of getting the perfect sensations back, but he didn’t know if he’d be able to ride the next day either. On the other hand, the pain doesn’t seem to affect him and he gets back on track. Less attention to the chronometers, as evidenced by Mark’s 16th time at 1’32” 226, and more attention to detail for the new HRC creature. In addition to some chassis details somewhat similar to the technical concepts presented by Aprilia, the RC213V wore a new tail and larger sideways air intake For the 2022 model year. Small changes to try a big step forward.


The one who doesn’t seem to need major upsets is Bagnaia. Francesco fresh from Sunday victoryproves himself in perfect shape, as shown by his best time after three hours of testing in 1’31” 172. Piedmontese is just 17K faster than the excellent Maverick Vinales, long at the top of the time table with his Aprilia team. 131ppt for Fabio Quartaro on Yamaha Aprilia Alex Espargaro is also close, fourth ahead of Jorge Martin Enea Bastianini, sixth, pushes three tenths, but still ahead of Ktm for Miguel Oliveira, M1 for Franco Morbidelli, and other ducats for Fabio Di Giannantonio and Johann Zarco.


While Honda studies aerodynamics, Ducati is focusing on the chassis. In fact, the Italian team presented an advanced version in light of 2023. The goal is to further improve cornering. On the other hand, interest in Yamaha is focused on the engine, which is the weak point of the M1 this season. Engine development, for now, appears to be heading in the right direction, Quartararo suggested. Thus the French could find the right countermeasures in the face of increased competition.