2022 Sepang MotoGP Test Saturday Final Times: Aprilias Top First Day Of Testing

The Aprilias of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales have topped the first day of testing at Sepang. Espargaro set his fastest time in the early part of the day, while Viñales put in a very fast lap at the end of the day to get within a hundredth of a second of his teammate.

The last 15 minutes of the test was hectic, with lots of riders chasing fast laps. Suzuki's Alex Rins set the third fastest time, while Enea Bastianini was the fastest Ducati rider, despite being on the previous generation of Desmosedici. The Italian Gresini rider was three tenths faster than Johann Zarco on the Pramac Ducati GP22, who was a fraction quicker than reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha and Suzuki's 2020 champ Joan Mir.

Marc Marquez headed the Repsol Honda duo, beating his teammate Pol Espargaro by six hundredths of a second, while Marco Bezzecchi rounded out the top ten. Cal Crutchlow was fastest of the test riders, the Yamaha tester eleventh quickest, while Raul Fernandez was best KTM rider, the Tech3 rookie finishing ahead of Red Bull KTM Factory rider Brad Binder.

Times at the end of the day:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.371    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.384 0.013 0.013
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:58.471 0.100 0.087
4 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP21 1:58.638 0.267 0.167
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP22 1:58.946 0.575 0.308
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:59.002 0.631 0.056
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:59.067 0.696 0.065
8 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:59.287 0.916 0.220
9 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:59.353 0.982 0.066
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati GP21 1:59.468 1.097 0.115
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Test M1 1:59.558 1.187 0.090
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:59.634 1.263 0.076
13 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:59.682 1.311 0.048
14 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:59.784 1.413 0.102
15 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:59.913 1.542 0.129
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:59.945 1.574 0.032
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP22 1:59.949 1.578 0.004
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP22 1:59.966 1.595 0.017
19 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP22 2:00.027 1.656 0.061
20 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati GP21 2:00.047 1.676 0.020
21 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 2:00.107 1.736 0.060
22 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP22 2:00.177 1.806 0.070
23 4 Andrea Dovizoso Yamaha M1 2:00.342 1.971 0.165
24 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 2:00.470 2.099 0.128
25 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha M1 2:00.818 2.447 0.348
26 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 2:01.390 3.019 0.572
27 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 2:04.385 6.014 2.995
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Honda with the top speed. Look out.