The first in-season test of 2021 was a positive experience for Pol Espargaro, providing a clear direction to follow in the upcoming races.
Monday after the Gran Premio Red Bull de España offered the MotoGP class their first in-season testing day of 2021. There was a brief disruption early in the day as the red flag was brought out after just an hour of running due to falls on circuit.
Pol Espargaro had a busy day around the 4.4 kilometres of the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, completing 89 laps with a best time of 1’37.506. Just around midday, Espargaro suffered a fall at Turn 1 but was unharmed and quickly returned to the garage. In the closing hour of the day Espargaro suffered a second fall, avoiding any injury. Aside from the falls, Espargaro leaves the one-day test with a very positive feeling after a busy and full day of riding.
The day in Jerez was short for Marc Marquez, completing seven laps over two runs before calling an end to his test. After a physically demanding weekend, Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team elected to focus on his continued recovery and allow the maximum amount of time to prepare for the French GP.
The Repsol Honda Team will now focus their attentions on round five, the French Grand Prix at Le Mans where Alex Marquez took his debut podium with the Repsol Honda Team in 2020.
|1||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'36.879|
|2||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.034|
|3||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.431|
|4||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.469|
|5||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.556|
|6||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.627|
|7||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.629|
|8||Marini Luca||10||ITA||SKY VR46 Avintia||Ducati||0.680|
|9||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.748|
|10||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.811|
|11||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.819|
|12||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.821|
|13||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Avintia Esponsorama||Ducati||0.838|
|14||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.006|
|15||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||LCR Honda||Honda||1.291|
|16||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.424|
|17||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.495|
|18||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.576|
|19||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.729|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.947|
|21||Savadori Lorenzo||32||ITA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||2.145|
Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.
|Length||4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles|
|Longest straight||0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles|
|Resurfacing||Complete resurfacing before 2018 round|
Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 37.669s (163.0km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|