Following Sunday's Catalunya MotoGP, riders returned to the Barcelona circuit for the second official test since the start of the season.

Marc Marquez set the fastest time of the test in the closing minutes, when Maverick Vinales - who led for most of the day - also improved.

The factory Ducati team, which won Sunday's race with Andrea Dovizioso, plus Aspar and Avintia were not present, while KTM's Bradley Smith was ruled out by his finger injury on Saturday.

Movistar Yamaha had a new frame to test, Repsol Honda said they were just focussing on set-up and tyres.

Alex Rins made his return to action for Suzuki after missing the last three rounds with a broken wrist.

Round eight of the world championship takes place at Assen from June 23-25...

1. ^4 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 44.071s 2. 1 Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 44.437s +0.366s 3. 1 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 44.972s +0.901s 4. 1 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 45.003s +0.932s 5. 1 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 45.046s +0.975s 6. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 45.296s +1.225s 7. = Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 45.452s +1.381s 8. = Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 45.565s +1.494s 9. = Tito Rabat GBR Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 45.582s +1.511s 10. = Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 45.635s +1.564s 11. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 45.863s +1.792s 12. = Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 45.897s +1.826s 13. = Pol Espargaro SPA KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 46.107s +2.036s 14. = Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 46.130s +2.059s 15. = Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 46.389s +2.318s 16. ^2 Mika Kallio FIN KTM Test Rider (RC16) 1m 46.405s +2.334s 17. = Alex Rins SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 46.490s +2.419s 18. 2 Sylvain Guintoli FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.055s +2.984s

Key: X Rider has X higher positions than end of previous hour. = Rider has same position as end of previous hour. X Rider has X lower positions than end of previous hour.

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team. Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

2017 Catalunya MotoGP: Pole position: Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 43.870s Fastest race lap: Jonas Folger GER Yamaha 1m 45.969s

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Suzuki need to do something, they are imploding. But if lannone goes to Aprilia who will replace him, they need a rider with motogp experience and they all have contracts for next year. The only one we go hasn't is Crutchlow.

This can't be good for valentino Rossi.

One wonders what's been found out, if anything, for specific riders and their teams.

Curious if vinales time says issue resolved or not.
Then Rossi time would suggest he's struggling still.

It would be more useful for some comment from rider/team with the time reported... assuming that's possible or the article is just for interest with a pinch of salt. More to read later perhaps.

arijit:

Don't go by the times posted atleast for Rossi. He usually doesn't go for time attacks during tests, but more on race pace.

From different articles I read around, he seems to have found something positive for the corner entry issues he's been having this year.[\blockquote]

Race pace? Well his fastest time was 1.5secs slower than Marquez. In term of race pace, he might even 2 secs off. No need to mask your laptime or sandbagging. If you have the speed, you'll go up your position. Even in a test. It's not meaningless test.

psychicwarrior: One wonders what's been found out, if anything, for specific riders and their teams.

Curious if vinales time says issue resolved or not.
Then Rossi time would suggest he's struggling still.

It would be more useful for some comment from rider/team with the time reported... assuming that's possible or the article is just for interest with a pinch of salt. More to read later perhaps.[\blockquote]

Don't go by the times posted atleast for Rossi. He usually doesn't go for time attacks during tests, but more on race pace.

From different articles I read around, he seems to have found something positive for the corner entry issues he's been having this year.

Garcia: The only one we go hasn't is Crutchlow. [\blockquote]

Financially I believe Crutchlow would have real bargaining power. He isn't Mr. Consistent, but can deliver the right result on the right day sometimes, and as he keeps reminding us he knows all the three top bikes on the paddock. Or, at least what they used to be.

I don't know Suzuki's budget but if they intend to run a real operation, they better be paying a hell of a lot more than LCR.