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.

Pol Espargaro

2nd 1'31.631

“I am really happy with how today went overall. We improved on our Q2 lap time, one of the only riders to do this today. The most important improvement today was to our race pace, it was massively better than during the weekend. We worked a lot on ideas we have had during the races but didn’t necessarily have time to work on during the weekend. Sometimes when you try these kind of things during the weekend you can lose your way so a test is the time to try them.”

Marc Marquez

15th 1'32.448

“Today we tried a bike with some new components and it was very interesting, there was a lot of work to do today. I’m happy with what we have done today but there’s still a lot more work to do for sure. There were some positives and some negatives about what we tried today, but we need more time to understand everything, and we were being careful today not to push too much and take risks. Tomorrow we keep testing.”

MotoGP 2021
Testing   San Marino

Misano Test - Day One

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
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 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)