In-between the back-to-back Misano MotoGP rounds, a day of official testing is being held at the Italian circuit on Tuesday.

The track action is divided into two sessions with Session 1 was held from 9:30-13:00, followed by a one-hour lunch break. Second 2 then takes place from 14:00-18:00.

Espargaro was fastest for KTM during the morning session, with Bagnaia and Mir making it three different machines in the top three.

With engines frozen for 2021, many factory teams are trying chassis and - in the case of Yamaha - exhaust updates.

Sunday's race winner Franco Morbidelli is not taking part due to a 'stomach upset'.

Last weekend's pole position time was a 1m 31.411s (Vinales) and the fastest race lap a 1m 32.706 (Bagnaia).

Tyre selection is the same as for the Misano races...

Misano MotoGP test times - Tuesday (Session 1)
1Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)1m 32.054s28/42
2Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.128s49/55
3Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.153s25/26
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.179s29/43
5Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.236s45/45
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.244s34/45
7Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.265s24/47
8Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.299s29/51
9Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.391s47/57
10Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.462s45/52
11Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.475s18/37
12Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.481s30/30
13Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.572s22/44
14Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.767s24/44
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.803s17/36
16Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.892s35/47
17Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.374s46/46
18Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.406s37/37

Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha1m 31.411s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 1m 32.678s (2018)

By Peter McLaren


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