Following's Sunday's San Marino MotoGP, riders and teams have returned to the Misano circuit for the third and final official in-season test of the 2021 season.

However, overnight rain has meant a slow start to the opening day, with the track yet to fully dry. After Joan Mir tried a few laps in the half-wet/half-dry conditions, Suzuki - like most teams - has decided to wait until after lunch.

Meanwhile, Lorenzo Savadori, returning to the role of Aprilia test rider, has done 28 laps.

The two-day test is due to see all factories work not only on the final stages of this year's world championship, but carry out important development work for their 2022 machines.

Due to the special Covid technical freeze, which ends this year, most factories have been unable to change their engine design since the start of 2020.

2022 Tech3 KTM rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez are due to complete their first MotoGP laps on Wednesday.

Testing began at 9:30am and concludes at 6pm, with a lunch break from 1-2pm…

2021 Misano MotoGP Test - Tuesday (12pm)
1Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 39.013s28/28
2Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+6.314s25/25
3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+6.735s9/13
4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+8.442s2/4
5Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+9.551s4/4

* Rookie

Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.007s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Enea Bastianini ITA Ducati 1m 32.242s(2021)

By Peter McLaren