Both Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl were out on track early on the Repsol Honda Team machines as they looked to collect more valuable kilometers and data. The pair completed a long, but important, day of running after the Catalan GP.
After Sunday’s disappointment, Espargaro put in an impressive amount of laps as he and Honda HRC worked to further understand the 2022 RC213V. Completing a total of 88 laps, or 413 kilometers of riding, the #44 provided the team and engineers with a wealth of data. The Monday test also allowed Espargaro to work through a number of components including several aerodynamic options and a new chassis. Espargaro was also able to find the pace he had shown earlier in the weekend, ending the day as the fifth fastest rider with a best time of 1’39.688.
On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team box, Stefan Bradl was back in his element as he ran through the day’s testing plan. A total of 53 laps allowed the HRC Test Rider to complete the items he was assigned and stop running at around 15:00 Local Time. After his fall on Sunday, Bradl experienced some discomfort during the test. A best time of 1’40.474 saw Bradl end the day as the 17th fastest rider.
Now both Espargaro and Bradl will be able to continue their training at home after the trying Catalan GP, setting their sights on the German GP on June 19.