Marquez wins his home Catalunya MotoGP while rookie Quartararo celebrates a first premier-class podium, on his return from arm-pump surgery, after an early incident took-out four of the frontrunners.

Marquez snatched the lead from title rival Dovizioso into Turn 10, at the end of the back straight, on lap 2 - just as team-mate Lorenzo, having his best race showing as a Repsol Honda rider, lost the front while passing Vinales for third.

A chain reaction saw Lorenzo's sliding RCV slam into Dovizioso, then Vinales and Rossi - bringing them all down. Lorenzo later apologised, but it meant all four were out of the race and Marquez was handed a comfortable lead over Petrucci.

Petrucci and Rins battled hard over second - making contact at one stage - with Quartararo, Miller, Mir and Crutchlow also in the podium hunt.

After Rins' ran wide trying to outbrake Petrucci at Turn 1, Quartararo used his superior corner speed to safely pass the Ducati rider. Crutchlow later joined the long DNF list while trying to pass Miller.

An opening lap tangle between Aprilia wild-card Smith and team-mate Espargaro saw the Englishman down and out and the Spaniard later pull into the pits with a possible leg injury.

An official test will be held back at the Barcelona circuit on Monday.

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Catalunya MotoGP - Race Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff
1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)40m 31.175s
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+2.660s
3Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+4.537s
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+6.602s
5Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+6.870s
6Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+7.040s
7Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+16.144s
8Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+17.969s
9Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+22.661s
10Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+26.228s
11Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+32.036s
12Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+44.666s
13Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+51.363s
 Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)DNF
 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)DNF
 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*DNF
 Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)DNF
 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)DNF
 Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)DNF
 Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)DNF
 Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)DNF
 Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
 Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)DNF
 Bradley SmithGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
By Peter McLaren
 

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