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.

Overnight rain meant a slow start to the opening day and only seven riders set a lap time by the 1pm lunch break, but the track has been busy since the start of the afternoon session. 

Jack Miller remains fastest with a 1m 32.116s, but with Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro now just 0.003s behind the Australian. World championship leader Fabio Quartararo is third for Yamaha, just ahead of Sunday's winner Francesco Bagnaia, who fell shortly before 4pm.

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 (4pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1=Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)1m 32.116s25/42
2^2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.003s25/26
3^2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.141s30/36
4˅2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.150s28/31
5^5Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.223s33/37
6˅3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.232s37/37
7^4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.405s34/34
8^9Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.476s33/33
9˅2Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.509s28/28
10˅4Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.537s28/28
11^5Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.538s37/37
12^7Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.540s40/41
13^5Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.635s34/36
14˅6Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.721s6/7
15˅6Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.727s17/17
16˅4Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.727s17/30
17˅4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.833s11/25
18˅4Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.945s6/28
19˅4Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.950s13/27
20=Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.958s33/33
21^1Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.205s20/24
22˅1Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.622s15/27
23=Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.755s18/20
24=Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.381s24/26

* Rookie

^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than previous hour.

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