Overnight rain and brief showers throughout the morning made for a late start to the post-race Misano Test, Pol Espargaro the only Honda rider out before the lunch break and completing just two laps.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro would eventually head out at 14:00 Local Time after the lunch break when the weather had cleared. The pair made maximum use of the available track time and completed 112 laps between them. Espargaro spent the first day of the two-day test working on his riding style and testing various parts for the Honda RC213V. He completed a total of 65 laps, a best time of 1’31.631 putting him second overall and 0.107s behind Bagnaia who topped the timing sheets. The time was 0.3s faster than his Q2 time.
Repsol Honda Team teammate Marc Marquez had an equally productive day across his 47 laps of the Misano circuit. After finishing fourth in Sunday’s race, the #93 worked through his testing plan and set a best time of 1’32.448 on his last lap. The time put him 0.8s from Pol Espargaro and 0.924s from the top time of Bagnaia.
Stefan Bradl also ran at the test earlier in the day as he helped Honda HRC assess various options and evolutions.
Marquez and Espargaro will return to the circuit tomorrow for the second and final day of the Misano test before heading to Austin.
Misano Test - Day One
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1'31.524|
|2||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.107|
|3||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.319|
|4||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.389|
|5||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.403|
|6||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.456|
|7||Marini Luca||10||ITA||SKY VR46 Avintia||Ducati||0.474|
|8||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.520|
|9||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.611|
|10||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.645|
|11||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.646|
|12||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.653|
|13||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.824|
|14||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.855|
|15||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.924|
|16||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.066|
|17||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||LCR Honda||Honda||1.068|
|18||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.129|
|19||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.141|
|20||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.227|
|21||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Avintia Esponsorama||Ducati||1.313|
|22||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.002|
|23||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||KTM Test Team||KTM||2.058|
|24||Savadori Lorenzo||32||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2.973|
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|
|Longest straight||0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles|
Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m31.065s (167.0 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m32.171s (165.0km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Time||41m48.305s (163.7 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|2021 Race Winners||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021) || Marc Marquez (Honda, 2021)|