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Jonas Fol­ger Mon­ster Yamaha Tech 3

The Ger­man made a stun­ning de­but in the pre­miere class, fin­ish­ing his first test on a Motogp ma­chine as fastest rookie. Strug­gling in Moto2 for the sec­ond half of 2016, his re­sult came as a shock to the pad­dock but bodes well for him and the Tech 3 team.

Jo­hann Zarco Mon­ster Yamaha Tech 3

The reign­ing Moto2 world cham­pion was never go­ing to be slow on a Grand Prix ma­chine, and, aided by a two­day test for Suzuki at Motegi over the sum­mer break, he quickly got up to speed on the bike to fin­ish only 0.012 off his team-mate Fol­ger.

Alex Rins Team Suzuki

It was a dif­fi­cult in­tro­duc­tion for Alex Rins, af­ter a crash on Wed­nes­day morn­ing saw him smash into an un­pro­tected tyre wall. Suf­fer­ing two dam­aged ver­te­brae in the fall, he looks set to miss out on next week’s sec­ond test for the team at Jerez.

Francesco Bag­naia Pull & Bear As­par Du­cati

The Moto3 race win­ner will be step­ping up to Moto2 and not Motogp in 2017, but still got the chance to jump on Yonny Her­nan­dez’s Du­cati for 10 laps af­ter win­ning a bet with his team boss. And the young Ital­ian im­pressed, get­ting up to speed quickly.

Zarco didn’t have too much trou­ble adapt­ing

In­jured Rins will be out of ac­tion at Jerez

Bag­naia had a rapid out­ing on the Du­cati

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