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.
|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|
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||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)|