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2017 Barcelona Moto2 FP2 Result: Morbidelli Looking Like The Man To Beat

Despite the intermediate class benefitting from two dry sessions, the riders took their time in improving Oliveira’s benchmark from FP1, the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS duo predictably the ones to go one better, Franco Morbidelli the first rider into the 1:49s to end the day on top.

Morbidelli was unusually low down the rankings, spending most of the session down in eighth spot and waiting until we were questioning his victory chances to jump to the top of the timesheets. The Italian did go down at turn five with three minutes remaining but no one else managed to challenge his best time.

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2017 Barcelona MotoGP FP2 Result: That Home Feeling For Marquez *UPDATED*

With hot weather and no sight of rain this time around, the riders were eager to go out and do their usual homework. Andrea Dovizioso didn’t take long to beat the time set in the morning by the reigning world champion, trading blows at the front with Marc Marquez himself for the next few laps, Marquez even finding time to test some overtakes in the new chicane at turns 14-15. Marquez set the fastest time of the day on his final lap with an Avintia bike parked in the middle of turn fifteen.

The Spaniard put some daylight into his pursuers, stealing top spot from Jorge Lorenzo, the Ducati rider eventually ahead of his teammate to finish second while also giving Tito Rabat a helpful lift into sixth place. Jonas Folger was the top Yamaha once again, the Tech 3 rider half a second off Marquez.

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2017 Barcelona Moto3 FP2 Result: Canet Makes A Late Charge

The sun was a welcome sight for the lightweight class, so much so it was honoured with some wheelies out of the pitlane. In a deja-vu from this morning, Romano Fenati and Joan Mir looked to be the headline acts in the first part of the session, before some more or less unusual names meddled.

Aron Canet was not very bothered about the track time missed in FP1, the Spaniard going up into third straight away, then missing some more time while the team fixed a cracked screen that found itself a bit too close to his helmet. A few cancelled laps didn’t cause trouble either, the Estrella Galicia rider topping the session after the checkered flag came out.

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2017 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Oliveira Shines In The Spanish Sun

The sun finally got out of bed as the intermediate class went out on track, the surface drying but still keeping some tricky damp patches, which Luca Marini illustrated with an impressive highside early in the session. The Italian was fit after a check-up but his bike was too damaged to rejoin the action.

After an eager interpretation of track limits early in the session, Miguel Oliveira bounced back to post the fastest time of the day and top the session. Takaaki Nakagami also set off to a good start to his weekend with a second position less than two tenths behind Oliveira.

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2017 Barcelona MotoGP FP1 Result: Damp Home Track Greets Marquez

The Catalonian weather had been playing with the paddock all morning, with a shower hitting the track before Moto3, the track drying towards the end of their session only for some more spits of rain to welcome the GP boys.  Only a handful of riders felt like going out on wet tyres, with most of the grid just chilling while the track got too dry for wets and too wet for slicks.

Marc Marquez only put in five laps late in the session to go top and post the only time in the 1:45s, taking Cal Crutchlow with him into second position. Andrea Dovizioso posted a few extra laps to go third, six tenths down on the leader and Dani Pedrosa made a late jump into fourth, another tenth down.

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2017 Barcelona Moto3 FP1 Result: Fenati Fast Through The Puddles

None of the usual Spanish sun mentions this morning as Barcelona was keen to remind us that other weather options are available. Rain falling before the start of proceedings meant that the lightweight class hit the track with wet tyres on, despite the high temperatures. With the familiar sunny forecast for the rest of the weekend, only half the riders were keen to have a long look at the new track layout in damp conditions.

Romano Fenati only did five laps but did not need more than two to steal the top of the timesheets once he joined in late in the session. Joan Mir was another of the party crashers, the championship leader going second, three tenths off Fenati. Marco Bezzecchi got as close as nine thousandths of a second of Mir.

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2017 Mugello MotoGP FP4 Result: Zarco Leads Rossi

While the fans were heating up like a piece of toast, from both the temperatures and seeing Valentino Rossi on top, the riders were trying on some interesting tyre combinations – from Zarco on his beloved soft front to Marquez, unusually, on the medium and Pedrosa, Rossi and Vinales on the hard.

With all the focus on race pace, it was Rossi who stayed on top up until the very last minute when Zarco blasted past to grab the limelight. Just as the Frenchman took over his lead, Rossi crashed out harmlessly in turn twelve.

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