Espargaro remains quickest ahead of qualifying

The #41 has a perfect start to Saturday to finish Free Practice 2 on top ahead of Bagnaia and Morbidelli

The MotoGP™ riders took to the track for the final time before an unpredictable qualifying at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya with Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro showing incredible pace and now heads into qualifying fastest after setting a 1:39.294 in Free Practice 2. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) was also strong on Saturday morning and showed a consistent pace throughout the entire session to jump to second. Franco Morbidelli (Prima Pramac Racing) also found time to round out the top three positions.

Jorge Martin added to a strong morning for the Prima Pramac Racing with a confidence boost to finish the session in fourth – 0.285s adrift from Espargaro. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) celebrates his birthday on Saturday and celebrates fifth place at the end of Free Practice 2. The #31 was ahead of Miguel Oliveira (Trackhouse Racing), who found good pace in sixth. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ Team) set 13 laps ahead of qualifying to finish in seventh – forced to go through Q1 later on.

In eighth was Raul Fernandez (Trackhouse Racing), who set a good time early in the session to place ahead of Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™). The #73 was ahead of his teammate and brother Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™), with the eight-time World Champion suffering from a crash at turn five early on in the session. Further down the order, Johann Zarco (CASTROL Honda LCR) also crashed at turn five with five minutes left on the clock.

Don’t miss the fight for pole position in qualifying at 10:50 local time (UTC +1) before the unpredictable Tissot Sprint at 15:00 local time, so make sure you keep up to date with all the action on!

Top 10:

1 Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) 1:39.294
2 Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) +0.012
3 Franco Morbidelli (Prima Pramac Racing) +0.263
4 Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) +0.315
5 Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) +0.352
6 Miguel Oliveira (Trackhouse Racing) +0.387
7 Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) +0.389
8 Raul Fernandez (Trackhouse Racing) +0.406
9 Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) +0.470
10 Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) +0.479




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