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

Unlike Tuesday's slow start, due to overnight rain, riders were able to start work straight away on Wednesday.

Marc Marquez debuted an all-new Honda prototype on day one, with team-mate Pol Espargaro due to try the bike on Wednesday. Yamaha also has a prototype available, while Suzuki is due to try a 2022 chassis today after engine work on day one. Ducati and Aprilia had new aerodynamics on Tuesday, with Dani Pedrosa shouldering KTM's day one development for next season.

2022 Tech3 KTM rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez, first and second in the Moto2 world championship for Red Bull KTM Ajo, are completing their first MotoGP laps today.

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.

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

2021 Misano MotoGP Test - Wednesday (12pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1^3Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 31.599s33/34
2^10Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.065s23/31
3˅2Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.327s15/32
4˅2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.360s15/37
5NAMaverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.410s31/37
6^7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.469s12/22
7˅4Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.537s7/28
8^1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.576s24/32
9^1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.647s23/27
10˅5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.669s5/30
11˅4Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.724s11/30
12˅4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.772s17/39
13˅2Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.805s33/33
14=Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.843s16/20
15NAMichele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)+0.892s12/15
16#N/AFranco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.036s3/10
17=Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.231s26/35
18˅3Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.275s12/22
19˅3Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.376s9/10
20NAValentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.690s6/11
21˅1Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.774s20/22
22˅4Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.768s4/21
23˅4Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+2.923s18/18
24˅2Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.646s24/24
25˅4Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.669s18/22

* Rookie
Fastest Day 1 Time:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 31.524s
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