2021 Catalunya MotoGP Test, Barcelona – Lap Times (FINAL)
Following’s Sunday’s Catalunya MotoGP, riders and teams returned to the Barcelona circuit for a day of Official testing.
Monster Yamaha’s world championship leader Quartararo, demoted from third to sixth due to a pair of post-race penalties, was on top of the timesheets when he halted testing with an hour and a half to go, with his best time was later beaten by team-mate Vinales.
LCR Honda’s Nakagami was a strong third ahead of Suzuki’s reigning world champion Mir, who set the pace for much of the day.
Although there were two additional factory KTM test bikes listed, only race winner Oliveira and team-mate Binder were riding today (Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio were not testing).
At Suzuki both Mir and test rider Guintoli were testing some set-up configurations and electronics, but did not have any new ‘hardware’ items.
Aleix Espargaro, who has been struggling with fluid in his arm after recent surgery, wasn’t present after heading for checks in Barcelona, which concluded that the arm won’t need any further treatment, just rest and some antibiotics. Espargaro was replaced by Aprilia test rider Matteo Baiocco.
Round 8 of the world championship, the German MotoGP at Sachsenring, takes place on June 18-20…
|2021 Catalunya MotoGP Test – Monday (FINAL)|
|1||Maverick Vinales||SPA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||1m 39.4s|
|2||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.137s|
|3||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.302s|
|4||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.416s|
|5||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Team (GP21)||+0.466s|
|6||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.477s|
|7||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP21)||+0.579s|
|8||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.622s|
|9||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.636s|
|10||Valentino Rossi||ITA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.650s|
|11||Marc Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.654s|
|12||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.741s|
|13||Luca Marini||ITA||Sky VR46 Avintia (GP19)*||+0.826s|
|14||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Team (GP21)||+0.842s|
|15||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+1.083s|
|16||KTM Test Bike||N/A||KTM Test 1||+1.512s|
|17||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Avintia Esponsorama (GP19)*||+1.523s|
|18||Danilo Petrucci||ITA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||+1.537s|
|19||Lorenzo Savadori||ITA||Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*||+1.563s|
|20||Sylvain Guintoli||FRA||Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)||+1.594s|
|21||KTM Test Bike||N/A||KTM Test 2||+1.653s|
|22||Iker Lecuona||SPA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||+1.805s|
|23||Matteo Baiocco||ITA||Aprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)||+7.171s|
Official Catalunya MotoGP records:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 38.853s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 39.939s (2021)
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