Zarco tucks in behind Quartararo and sets the pace on new soft tyres in Friday practice for the Catalunya MotoGP.

But it was Morbidelli who arguably looked the most complete, being fastest - ahead of Quartararo, M.Marquez and Vinales - before the time attacks, then finishing second only to Zarco on his 'soft' run.

While Binder briefly went fastest with one-minute to go, KTM team-mate Oliveira did not fit soft tyres.

All riders, except Martin, set their fastest times of the day in FP2.

Alex Rins is absent after suffering a wrist fracture while training at the track on his bicycle on Thursday morning.

Vinales is working with new crew chief Silvano Galbusera for the first time this weekend, having split form Esteban Garcia following Mugello.

Turn 10 in Barcelona has been redesigned in time for this year's MotoGP event, with the sharp 'F1 corner' at the end of the back straight replaced by a more flowing layout similar to the original corner, used until 2016.

Rookie Jorge Martin is back this weekend after missing the last three rounds due to multiple fractures in Portimao.

Marc Marquez is taking part in his fifth event since returning to MotoGP action, but continues to struggle with his right arm and shoulder.

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Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Free Practice (2) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)1'39.235s18/18351k
2=Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.021s17/18342k
3^3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.166s19/19344k
4^16Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.427s16/17348k
5^5Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.525s17/17347k
6˅2Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.586s18/19343k
7^2Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.679s19/19350k
8^9Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.742s16/16345k
9˅8Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.748s18/19345k
10˅7Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.748s18/18350k
11=Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.797s19/19343k
12^2Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.825s18/19344k
13^6Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.859s17/18342k
14˅7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.861s18/21346k
15˅2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.885s4/21346k
16˅8Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.915s7/20345k
17˅1Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.016s16/17345k
18=Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.455s19/21346k
19˅4Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.601s17/18344k
20^1Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.746s4/16341k
21˅9Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+2.008s5/17348k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.

* Rookie.
Former Catalunya MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 38.680s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 40.021s (2018)

By Peter McLaren