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.

Session 1 ended with Aleix Espargaro fastest for Aprilia, ahead of day one leader Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) and Joan Mir (Suzuki). 

Session 2 began after lunch, at 2pm, with Espargaro and Nakagami exchanging the top spot with just over an hour to go.

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 day is divided into two testing sessions. The first session was from 9:30am-1pm, followed by a one-hour lunch break and then a second session from 2-6pm..

2021 Misano MotoGP Test - Wednesday (5pm - Session 2)
 RiderNatTeamTime
1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 31.584s
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.151s
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.289s
4Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.390s
5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.567s
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.582s
7Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.604s
8Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.617s
9Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.648s
10Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.675s
11Michele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)+0.747s
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.768s
13Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.945s
14Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+1.040s
15Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.314s
16Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.375s
17Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.394s
18Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.443s
19Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+2.072s
20Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.776s
21Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.888s
22Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.502s


* Rookie

2021 Misano MotoGP Test - Wednesday (1pm - End of Session 1)
 RiderNatTeamTime
1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 31.599s
2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.065s
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.108s
4Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.199s
5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.288s
6Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.327s
7Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.360s
8Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.403s
9Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.537s
10Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.557s
11Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.576s
12Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.647s
13Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.679s
14Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.772s
15Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.813s
16Michele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)+0.892s
17Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.036s
18Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.231s
19Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.243s
20Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.376s
21Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.774s
22Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.389s
23Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+2.542s
24Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.768s
25Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.042s

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