Times at the end of the one-day Barceona post-race test:
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The last playtime for the premier class before things got serious started off with some uncharacteristic tyre choices in the field. Jorge Lorenzo on the soft was no surprise though, nor was his excellent pace on it, so the only choice the Spaniard needed to make was between the two aero fairings. As the Spaniard swapped to the less sizeable version, he looked unthreatened at the top of the timesheets – until the final minute that is, when Andrea Iannone put in a new soft rear and snuck ahead by eight hundredths of a second.
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The intermediate class was out to play in a sunny Catalunya and not unusually, some of that playground was covered in sand as more riders put their name down for the already sizeable crash list across all classes this weekend. But no such concerns for Pecco Bagnaia, the world championship leader setting camp at the top of the timesheets with an advantage of nearly four tenths of a second.
With a bit of sunshine, a bit of cloud cover and a cooler surface, plenty of soft rubber had hit the track on Saturday morning. And unlike the usual FP3 session, most attention went to race runs as similar track conditions were forecasted for Sunday afternoon.
The sun made an early appearance over the lightweight class on Saturday morning but catching up with Friday benchmarks took some doing. Jorge Martin was one of the few who improved his performance early on but the fast lap and race run came at a cost, the Spaniard getting flicked over the top of his Honda in a scary crash in turn two. The Gresini man walked away gingerly and did not rejoin the action as the field was having a final charge. The only man to eventually dethrone Martin was Aron Canet, who took over the lead on his very last lap by seven hundredths of a second from Martin.
A significantly hotter track was waiting for the final session of the day in Catalunya and the different conditions meant that the intermediate class struggled to find great improvements in their lap time. Some of the usual names were at the front of the session with a more unusual one thrown in the mix mid-session. Marcel Schrotter had another brief stint at the top before Fabio Quartararo sparked a surprise in Speed Up’s pretty livery. The Frenchman was then demoted by Alex Marquez, last year’s victor starting to demonstrate the same impressive speed.