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 meant a slow start to the opening day, with Johann Zarco moving to the top just before the lunch break. Most riders plan to start testing in the afternoon.

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 (1pm)
 RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)1m 33.895s6/15
2Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+0.385s33/34
3Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.598s11/11
4Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+4.126s2/2
5Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+5.118s28/28
6Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+11.853s9/13
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+13.560s2/4
8Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+14.669s4/4

* 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