Friday weather masks Repsol Honda Team gains

Friday weather masks Repsol Honda Team gains

22.10.2021: Gran Premio dell’Emilia-Romagna MotoGP 2021 Round 16 Both Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro worked throughout the day to improve the feeling of their respective Hondas, tricky conditions hiding their progress.



Gran Premio dell’Emilia-Romagna
MotoGP 2021   Round 16



Both Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro worked throughout the day to improve the feeling of their respective Hondas, tricky conditions hiding their progress.



Conditions were undoubtably wet as the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix began on Friday, rain steadily getting heavier throughout Free Practice 1. Both Repsol Honda Team riders got straight to work in the wet conditions as the forecast remains mixed for the remainder of the weekend. Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro were able to improve their times over the course of the session, going faster even as more rain fell.



Ending Free Practice 1 in second place, Marquez was able to again show the speed he’s had in the wet all year. Conditions would slowly but steadily improve as the day went on, the sun even making a brief appearance during Free Practice 2 but the circuit remaining wet.



Improving his time by 0.9s, Marquez finished the second Friday session in 14th and 14th overall. The eight-time World Champion is confident that today did not show his full potential in the wet and is ready to work tomorrow to improve no matter what the weather decides to do.



Espargaro’s 1’45.204 from Free Practice 1 saw him end the morning in 15th, 1.4 seconds behind his teammate. A quick fall at Turn 13 saw Espargaro walk away unharmed, the #44 quickly returning to the Repsol Honda Team garage and heading out on his second RC213V.



Even with the crash, the afternoon session saw massive gains for Espargaro who improved his best lap by over 1.5 second and more than halved the distance to Marquez. Still there is more to come from Espargaro who is eager to show his speed in Misano as he hunts more rear grip.



Action resumes at the Misano circuit on Saturday with Free Practice 3, a final chance to enter the combined top ten for a Q2 spot, starting at 09:55 Local Time. Forecasts are again calling for a high chance of rain, today’s lessons will need to be put into action once more.   
    
       



    
Marc Marquez  93
14TH  1'42.883



“The day started quite well and in the morning we had good speed, in the afternoon the session was a bit more complicated. I wasn’t able to find the perfect lap in the afternoon but even so, it seems our level in the wet is not as high as it normally is.


I don’t think our true position is 14th in the wet but we need to understand what is happening more. It was important to make the most of today because the forecast for tomorrow and also Sunday remains uncertain.”         

    
       


    
Pol Espargaro  44
19TH  1'43.470


“Today was a little bit more difficult than we expected, also for all the Honda riders, the bike was missing some grip but we were able to make some improvements. When I crashed I was probably feeling the best I felt all day, my time was improving so it’s a shame to fall but we learned some things with it.



At the end, we need to look to tomorrow and see what we can do. If it’s dry we will see what we can achieve because we had a really good test here. If it’s still wet, it gives us a chance to improve our current feeling.”         

    
       
    
Gran Premio dell'Emilia-Romagna Combined Free Practice Classification




1    MILLER Jack     43    AUS    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati    1'41.305
2    ZARCO Johann     5    FRA    Pramac Racing    Ducati    0.927
3    ESPARGARO Aleix     41    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    0.986
4    LECUONA Iker     27    SPA    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM    1.271
5    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88    POR    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    1.286
6    MARINI Luca     10    ITA    SKY VR46 Avintia    Ducati    1.296
7    SAVADORI Lorenzo     32    ITA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    1.310
8    BAGNAIA Francesco     63    ITA    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati    1.364
9    PETRUCCI Danilo     9    ITA    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM    1.470
10    MARTIN Jorge     89    SPA    Pramac Racing    Ducati    1.504
11    MIR Joan     36    SPA    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    1.537
12    BASTIANINI Enea     23    ITA    Avintia Esponsorama    Ducati    1.537
13    MARQUEZ Alex     73    SPA    LCR Honda    Honda    1.574
14    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    1.578
15    RINS Alex     42    SPA    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    1.639
16    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    1.792
17    BINDER Brad     33    RSA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    1.932
18    PIRRO Michele     51    ITA    Ducati Test Team    Ducati    2.108
19    ESPARGARO Pol     44    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    2.165
20    MORBIDELLI Franco     21    ITA    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    2.280
21    VINALES Maverick     12    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    2.374
22    ROSSI Valentino     46    ITA    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    2.484
23    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30    JPN    LCR Honda    Honda    2.770
24    DOVIZIOSO Andrea     4    ITA    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    3.338
    


    

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