Following Sunday's French MotoGP, most riders have travelled to Spain to take part in a private test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

The test has been arranged to evaluate tyres and gather data on the new track surface, which includes a return to the original penultimate corner instead of the F1 chicane, ahead of next month's race.

Rain on Tuesday morning meant many riders have postponed testing until Wednesday. However the following lap times were set by those that did venture out today, which saw dry running in the afternoon and some very quick lap times relative to the 'old' circuit...

  1. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.422s [Lap 39/45]
  2. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 40.519s +0.097s [40/41]
  3. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.522s +0.100s [32/39]
  4. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.602s +0.180s [54/55]
  5. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.928s +0.506s [31/31]
  6. Mika Kallio FIN KTM Test Rider (RC16) 1m 41.096s +0.674s [56/58]
  7. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 41.134s +0.712s [44/44]
  8. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 1m 42.162s +1.740s [24/37]

Official Catalunya MotoGP records:
Pole Position:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 43.589s (2016)
Fastest race lap:
Jonas Folger GER Yamaha 1m 45.969s (2017)

By Peter McLaren




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