The first test of the 2021 season was a positive experience for Pol Espargaro and set a clear direction for the upcoming races.
Monday after the Gran Bullio Red Bull de España offered the MotoGP class their first day of testing in the 2021 season. There was a short break early in the day as the red flag was brought out after just an hour of running due to falls on the circuit.
Pol Espargaro had a tough day on the 4.4 kilometers of the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto and drove 89 laps with a best time of 1’37.506. Around noon, Espargaro suffered a crash at Turn 1, but was uninjured and quickly returned to the garage. In the last hour of the day, Espargaro suffered a second fall to avoid injury. Apart from the waterfalls, Espargaro leaves the one-day test with a very positive feeling after a hard and full day.
The day at Jerez was short for Marc Marquez, who completed seven laps in two runs before finishing his test. After a physically demanding weekend, Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team decided to focus on his further recovery and allow maximum time to prepare for the French GP.
The Repsol Honda Team will now focus on the fifth round, the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, where Alex Marquez made his debut podium with the Repsol Honda Team in 2020.