A damp track kept most riders in the pits until the final ten minutes, when conditions improved enough for slick tyres.

The final chicane has been re-designed for this season's race.... but Jack Miller kept using the former F1 chicane, until he was black-flagged!

Honda, Ducati and Aprilia teams took part in a private test on the new layout at the circuit last month (although Miller did not ride due to hand injuries at Le Mans).

Sylvain Guintoli is again replacing injured rookie Alex Rins at Suzuki...

1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 45.875s[Lap 4/5]338km/h (Top Speed)2.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 46.201s +0.326s[4/5]335km/h3.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 46.505s +0.630s[8/8]340km/h4.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 46.621s +0.746s[4/4]331km/h5.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 46.722s +0.847s[14/14]333km/h6.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 46.824s +0.949s[6/6]338km/h7.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 47.054s +1.179s[5/5]331km/h8.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 47.102s +1.227s[9/9]341km/h9.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 47.127s +1.252s[9/9]339km/h10.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 47.252s +1.377s[6/6]330km/h11.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 47.460s +1.585s[16/16]335km/h12.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 47.992s +2.117s[9/9]336km/h13.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 48.111s +2.236s[12/12]338km/h14.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 48.114s +2.239s[6/7]330km/h15.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 48.228s +2.353s[7/7]335km/h16.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 48.625s +2.750s[6/6]333km/h17.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 48.863s +2.988s[15/15]330km/h18.Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 49.781s +3.906s[12/13]333km/h19.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 49.831s +3.956s[5/6]331km/h
Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)No Time
Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)No Time
Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)No Time
Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)No Time

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
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Official Catalunya MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 43.589s (2016)Fastest race lap:Maverick Vinales SPA Suzuki 1m 45.971s (2016)

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