Following Sunday's Catalunya MotoGP, an official test was held back at the Barcelona circuit on Monday.

Testing was briefly interrupted after a big accident for Lorenzo at 11:20, whose bike ended up on a tyre barrier at Turn 8.

Other fallers included team-mate and Sunday's race winner Marquez, plus Bagnaia, KTM's Espargaro and Abraham.

Aleix Espargaro did not ride after yesterday's leg injuries due to a collision with test rider Smith.

The Spaniard was at the circuit today on crutches after being diagnosed with 'a micro-fracture to the femur and an injury to the left tibia', with Smith quick to check on his condition.

Nakagami, who races a 2018-spec RCV, tried a 2019 Honda.

Rossi's schedule included a handlebar-mounted rear brake lever on one of his factory Yamahas.

Pedrosa was completing his first official laps for KTM, since retiring at the end of last season.

As well as the race weekend tyre allocation, Michelin had some additional tyres available, including a prototype 2020 rear casing aimed at increasing performance.

Rins was fastest for most of the day before Quartararo, Bagnaia and Marquez moved ahead of the Suzuki rider in the afternoon.

The closing minutes then saw Marquez, who had finished testing, knocked from the top by Vinales and Morbidelli.

Testing took place from 10am to 6pm.

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Catalunya MotoGP test times - Monday (6pm)
Pos RiderNatTeamTime
1^7 Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 38.967s
2^3 Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.047s
3˅2 Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.290s
4= Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.367s
5˅3 Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+0.461s
6˅3 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+0.499s
7^7 Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.588s
8˅1 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+0.703s
9˅3 Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (Desmosedici)+0.778s
10˅1 Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.936s
11˅1 Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.950s
12˅1 Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.958s
13˅1 Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP18)+0.971s
14˅1 Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.001s
15^4 Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.230s
16˅1 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.234s
17˅1 Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.390s
18˅1 Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+1.597s
19^1 Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.639s
20˅2 Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.895s
21= Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia (GP18)+2.133s
22= Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.195s
23= Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+2.276s
24= Stefan BradlGERHonda Test Rider (RC213V)+2.462s
25= Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+2.857s

*Rookie

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than previous hour

Official Catalunya MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 38.680s
(2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 40.021s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

 

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