2019 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

2019 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2019 - 22:29

Read our 2019 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix live coverage from Circuit de Catalunya.

Welcome to our 2019 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix commentary.

The 2019 Catalan Grand Prix took place at Circuit de Catalunya on Monday June 17, 2019. Read our MotoGP live commentary to see the coverage as it we reported it live.

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Vinales returns to the top on his final lap of the test, 0.047s quicker than Morbidelli.


5mins of testing to go and while half the riders have packed up, the rest are still on track.

Vinales and then Morbidelli have pushed Marquez, who has finished, down to third on the timesheets.


Marquez tried Nakagami's fairing and some other parts, but not a full 2018 bike.


Aleix Espargaro has suffered "a micro-fracture to the femur and an injury to the left tibia".

"I'm relieved since the medical check-up showed a better situation than we had initially expected," Espargaro said. "In any case, I'm sorry to have missed this day of test.

"My goal is to begin recovery as soon as possible and speed up my return to the saddle, compatible with the feedback from the doctors. They told me that in a couple days I’ll be able to get back to cycling and I’m counting down the hours."


Rins moves back to second place as the final hour of testing begins.



Handlebar rear brake lever added to one of Rossi's M1s at #CatalunyaTest

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Nakagami tries 2019 Honda. #CatalunyaTest

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Bradley Smith is on track for Aprilia at Barcelona today, then heading to Valencia for day 2 of the MotoE test - then it sounds like he'll be back to Barcelona for a day of private Aprilia testing on Weds!



Dani Pedrosa has done 44 laps on the KTM and is currently ahead of HRC test rider Stefan Bradl with a best lap 2.2s behind Alex Rins and 0.7s from Tech3 KTM's Hafizh Syahrin.


Sounds like Marquez has a fall. The world champion and Sunday's winner is currently just 0.017s behind fastest man Rins.



Rins - who admitted he expected to fight for victory on Sunday, but suffered from an overheating front tyre in Petrucci's slipstream (he couldn't leave the slipstream due to a lack of top speed) - said he would try the new Michelins this afternoon. Crutchlow plans to stick with the normal tyres.


Alex Rins said the new Suzuki chassis is not a clear advantage over the standard version, hoping that some future aero parts could help with the top speed issue.


Crutchlow said he's been trying lots of small things on the bike, his priority is 50-50 front end feel and trying to make the bike less physical to ride as far as cornering and change of direction.



After the earlier mishap, Lorenzo has been back out and is now up to 23 laps on his Repsol Honda. The Spaniard is 15th quickest.



Dani Pedrosa has completed 27 laps on the KTM and is 3.3s from Rins, at the bottom of the timesheets. HRC test rider Stefan Bradl is 0.7s ahead of the Spaniard.



Of the 25 riders expected on track, rookie podium finisher Fabio Quartararo is the only one yet to set a lap time.