Another productive day out on track for the Repsol Honda Team as Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro completed 128 laps between them today and leave Misano with a wealth of data and a positive mindset.

The second day of the Misano Test saw both Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro return to the track and continue the work they started the day before. For Marquez, it provided more crucial time on the RC213V to build his own fitness as well as help to define the progression of the bike. There was an intensive schedule as Marquez completed 61 laps on the second day, one of the final riders on at track as the clock hit 17:00 Local Time. The intensive work was rewarded with positive feedback towards a number of new items brought by Honda HRC.

Marquez’s efforts were rewarded with a quickest time of 1’31.642, 0.6s faster than his best time from Tuesday and 13th in the combined test rankings. But the most important aspect of the test was the information gained about his physical condition and the feedback given to HRC’s engineers for the future.

Working mostly on setting for during the race weekends, Pol Espargaro completed an additional 67 laps today for a total of 117 across the two days of testing. The work allowed the #44 to compare a variety of components including aerodynamics and shocks in back-to-back runs. With the knowledge gained, Espargaro’s side of the Repsol Honda Team box feel they have made progress to improve on both Saturday during Qualifying and with overall pace for the race. A fastest time of 1’31.707, set in the morning of the first day, has the Repsol Honda Team rider end the test in 14th place overall.

Now the Repsol Honda Team begin preparations for the Aragon GP, the last European race before the four flyaway races in Japan, Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia. The Aragon GP will begin on Friday, September 16.

Marc Marquez

13th 1’31.642

“It was a really successful test for me, especially because after such a long time away it was not easy yesterday. But today I started to feel the bike more and run at my pace, this allowed me to try some different components for Honda for the future. This was also good. The most important aspect was how the arm recovered between the two days and, ok I struggled at the end of today, but this is what the doctors and physios were expecting. Let’s see how the recovery in the next few days goes to understand what the next steps are.”

Pol Espargaro

14th 1’31.707

“Today we were riding well in the morning and even with my wrist I was able to find a better rhythm. In the afternoon I was very tired and I had to keep adjusting the brake a lot with my wrist. We stopped a little earlier because of this but it was still a good two days. We kept working and were able try a number of items from during the year which made some points more clear as we look ahead to Aragon. I am glad we had this test to push into the final races.”

MotoGP 2022
Testing   San Marino

Misano Test - Day Two

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.054
2 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.118
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.135
4 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.206
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.279
6 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.385
7 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.419
8 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.531
9 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.537
10 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.551
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.552
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.560
13 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.588
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.653
15 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.732
16 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.749
17 Marquez Alex 73 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.810
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.873
19 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.882
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1.016
21 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 1.254
22 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.292
23 Gardner Remy 87 AUS Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.379
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 1.580
25 Binder Darryn 40 RSA WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 1.766
Location Information

Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano… read more.

Length 4.226 kilometres / 2.626 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles
Constructed 1969
Modified 2008

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.misanocircuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m31.065s (167.0 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)
Race Lap 1m31.868s (165.6km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)
Race Time 41m43.199s (164.0 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)