Both Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl were out on track early on the Repsol Honda Team machines as they looked to collect more valuable kilometers and data. The pair completed a long, but important, day of running after the Catalan GP.

After Sunday’s disappointment, Espargaro put in an impressive amount of laps as he and Honda HRC worked to further understand the 2022 RC213V. Completing a total of 88 laps, or 413 kilometers of riding, the #44 provided the team and engineers with a wealth of data. The Monday test also allowed Espargaro to work through a number of components including several aerodynamic options and a new chassis. Espargaro was also able to find the pace he had shown earlier in the weekend, ending the day as the fifth fastest rider with a best time of 1’39.688.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team box, Stefan Bradl was back in his element as he ran through the day’s testing plan. A total of 53 laps allowed the HRC Test Rider to complete the items he was assigned and stop running at around 15:00 Local Time. After his fall on Sunday, Bradl experienced some discomfort during the test. A best time of 1’40.474 saw Bradl end the day as the 17th fastest rider.

Now both Espargaro and Bradl will be able to continue their training at home after the trying Catalan GP, setting their sights on the German GP on June 19.

Pol Espargaro

Fifth 1'39.688 - 88 laps

“Today was a really busy day doing almost 90 laps and testing quite a lot of things. We tried a chassis, a swing arm, some aero and some other pieces to confirm a few points. One day of testing isn’t enough because we always want more, but for now it is good and we accept what we have done. Hopefully what we have done today will help us in the coming races with small and consistent steps forward.”

Stefan Bradl

17th 1'40.474 - 53 laps

“My physical condition today wasn’t great; my shoulder was still hurting a bit today. Overall, it has been a good test and we were able to get through everything we needed. Today we did a few back-to-back tests to give the engineers some more information for the future. We also did some testing with tyres for Michelin. It was a real work day.”

MotoGP 2022
Testing

Barcelona Teest

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.447
2 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.004
3 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.053
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.111
5 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.241
6 Miller Jack 43 AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.295
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.333
8 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.348
9 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.397
10 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.516
11 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.551
12 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.580
13 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.600
14 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.641
15 Gardner Remy 87 AUS Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.750
16 Marquez Alex 73 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.888
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.027
18 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1.163
19 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 1.180
20 Binder Darryn 40 RSA WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 1.299
21 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 1.318
22 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.697