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Results of Moto2 qualifying:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Barcelona:
Andrea Iannone topped the final session of practice for the MotoGP class, the factory Ducati rider setting a strong pace from the start. The Repsol Hondas riders were both quick, in terms of pace and time, Marquez getting close to the rhythm of Jorge Lorenzo from this morning. Valentino Rossi made a big step during FP4, running a good pace throughout the session, finishing in 4th just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. Aleix Espargaro put the Suzuki into 6th, ahead of a strong Scott Redding on the Marc VDS Honda and Jorge Lorenzo on the Movistar Yamaha.
Results and summary of Moto3 qualifying:
Simone Corsi was the fastest man in the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class, the Italian taking over from Johann Zarco in the final minutes of practice. Championship leader Zarco was quickest for most of the session, clearly in command of Moto2 and doing well in every session at every track. Luis Salom took 3rd, outshining his HP Pons teammate, Alex Rins down in lowly 12th spot. Reigning champion Tito Rabat was close to the pace of Corsi and Zarco, less than two tenths behind the top two, and fractionally faster than Jonas Folger. Rabat's Marc VDS teammate Alex Marquez is having his strongest weekend of the season so far, ending FP3 in 6th, a third of a second behind Corsi.
Maverick Viñales has taken top spot in the final session of free practice, in a session where both Suzukis showed strong pace throughout. Viñales put in a set of soft tires at the end of FP3 to blast to the fastest lap of the weekend so far, deposing Jorge Lorenzo from top spot.
It was Lorenzo who was most impressive, however, the Movistar Yamaha rider equalling Aleix Espargaro's best lap of the weekend early in the session in a long run of ten laps in the 1'41s. Espargaro ended the session in 3rd, putting two Suzukis in the top ten, and finishing ahead of Andrea Dovizioso on the Ducati. Pol Espargaro was the next fastest Yamaha, the Tech 3 rider pushing hard to get straight through to Q2 at the end of FP3, with Valentino Rossi also ensuring he was into Q2 by bagging 6th spot. Marc Marquez was 7th on the Repsol Honda, but the reigning world champion was concentrating on race pace, doing a long run which was close to the pace of Lorenzo's.
Cal Crutchlow ended within a tenth of Marc Marquez in 8th, and ahead of Yonny Hernandez on the Pramac Ducati. Hernandez looked to be on an even faster lap, but ran into traffic in the shape of Jorge Lorenzo. Bradley Smith was the last rider to make it straight to Q2, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man bumping Dani Pedrosa into 11th. He will now have to make it to Q2 via the Q1 session.
Enea Bastianini was the fastest man in the final session of free practice for Moto3, the Italian taking top slot towards the end of the session and holding on from late charges by Miguel Oliveira and Niccolo Antonelli. Oliveira came up just two hundredths short to take 2nd spot, Antonelli was nearly a tenths slower than his compatriot. Fabio Quartararo had a strong session to finish in 4th, ahead of Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate Fabio Quartararo, while Danny Kent ended up in 6th after leading the session early.
The updates Suzuki have brought to Barcelona are starting to pay dividends. After getting both riders in the top five during the morning session of free practice for MotoGP, they have repeated that achievement again in FP2, with Aleix Espargaro topping the second session by nearly three tenths of a second. The Repsol Hondas are fast, especially for just a single lap, with both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa pushing to the top of the order at the end of the session, Marquez taking 2nd, Pedrosa grabbing 3rd.
Andrea Dovizioso was the first of the Ducatis home in 4th place, just ahead of the second Suzuki of Maverick Viñales. Andrea Iannone took 6th, just ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, who was the first Yamaha home in 7th. Cal Crutchlow put the LCR Honda into 8th spot, with Pol Espargaro the next best Yamaha, the Tech 3 rider over a second slower than his brother on the Suzuki. Scott Redding put in a quick lap to grab 10th, and the final spot in Q2, a good recovery after a big crash earlier in the session.
Danny Kent has taken charge of the Moto3 class, edging ahead of the rest of the field at the end to top the second session of free practice. Kent nudged Niccolo Antonelli into 2nd but eleven thousandths of a second, Ale Tonucci cloe behind on the Mahindra. The entire Moto3 field is close: less than a second covers the top 22 riders, nearly two thirds of the field.
Johann Zarco was the fastest of the Moto2 riders on Friday morning at Barcelona, the championship leader setting the pace from the very beginning of the session. Sam Lowes translated a successful test into speed during FP1, the Speed Up rider taking 2nd spot a quarter of a second behind Zarco. It was only by the very narrowest of margins, however: Lowes was just one thousandth of a second faster than Jonas Folger in third, while Tito Rabat ended the session in 4th, a further six thousandths behind Folger.
Marc Marquez has topped the first session of free practice in Barcelona, upping the pace at the end of the session as the track started to improve. Marquez deposed his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard having found the same burst of pace as Marquez late in FP1. The speed of the two Hondas meant Aleix Espargaro was bumped into third, the Suzuki man showing impressive pace throughout the session, and improved top speeds. Both Espargaro and Suzuki teammate Maverick Viñales were quick, Viñales ending the session in 5th, behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Yonny Hernandez was 6th fastest in FP1, the Pramac man fastest of the Ducatis, with an excellent fast lap by Nicky Hayden on the Open class Aspar Honda shooting up to 7th, just eight tenths behind Marquez. Valentino Rossi ended FP1 in 8th, the championship leader over a second off the time of Marquez, and ahead of the factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso. Cal Crutchlow rounded out the top 10.
The Estrella Galicia 0,0 team has got the weekend off to a strong start, with Jorge Navarro leading the first session of practice for the Moto3 class at Barcelona. The track was cold and dirty after the overnight rain, with times dropping only at the end of the session, and Navarro emerging as quickest. Championship leader Danny Kent set the 2nd fastest time, with Efren Vazquez in 3rd. Romano Fenati suffered a technical issue in the last few minutes of the session, and was forced to park his bike up around the back of the circuit.