Back in form: Quartararo snatches P1 from Viñales on Day 1

Despite being the only manufacturer who hasn’t tested at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in 2020, Viñales was streaks ahead of the field in FP1, with Quartararo second – but over half a second adrift. So, there was work to do in the afternoon session for all the riders and the second 45-minute stint provided the field with the perfect conditions to try and find a comfortable race set-up. In the early stages, Quartararo led the way from Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) and Viñales, with Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech3) impressing early on in FP2 to sit inside the top five.