Marc Marquez and Joan Mir were able to sample a first taste of what the future may hold during Monday’s post-race test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Working late into the night to prepare, the Repsol Honda Team were back out on track early in the day for the last in-season MotoGP test of the 2023 season. The key of the test was the first prototype of the 2024 Honda RC213V, Marquez and Mir each having a bike at their disposal throughout the day.

Marc Marquez enjoyed a shorter, intense day of riding as he completed 63 laps and stopped just before 17:00 Local Time. A best time of 1’31.575 saw the #93 end the day as the 14th fastest rider, although lap times were not his nor the team’s focus. Instead, attentions surrounded gathering information and feeding back to engineers for the continued development of the Honda MotoGP machine.

Joan Mir meanwhile completed 72 laps with a best time of 1’31.687 for 16th overall. Like his teammate, Mir’s objective was gathering data for the future but the #36 also spent some time exploring options for the remainder of the season. With the data gathered, the 2020 MotoGP World Champion is aiming to show progress forward in the upcoming races.

Marc Marquez

14th 1'31.575

“Today we had an important test and had our first chance to try the first 2024 prototype. We worked well to do what we needed to do for the HRC engineers in order to get them the data and feedback that they need to keep working. It’s a first step and we need to keep on making more for the future. Now we have a short break before we begin many races in a row, an intense period.”

Joan Mir

16th 1'31.687

“Well we were able to do some good laps today and try many things. One of the main points was trying the new bike, this ‘proto’ bike. It helped in some areas where we have been struggling but there are some points that still need improving. There’s time to work and I am interested to see what will happen in the future. Then today we also worked on a few things for the immediate future.”

MotoGP 2023
Testing   San Marino

Misano Test

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 1'30.602
2 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.234
3 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.552
4 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.566
5 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.573
6 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.575
7 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.630
8 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.699
9 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.735
10 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.760
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.779
12 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.832
13 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.890
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.973
15 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.084
16 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.085
17 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.242
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 1.544
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


Pole Position 1m30.390s (168.3 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1m31.791s (165.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Time 41m33.421s (164.7 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)
2023 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)
2023 Race Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)