The top two riders in Q1 - Miller and Pol Espargaro - now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice. The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.

After last weekend's controversy with Maverick Vinales, Marc Marquez followed Miller out of the pits at the start of Qualifying 1, Miller looking over and gesturing 'how much' to the Honda rider! 

Both Marquez brothers, Pol Espargaro and Bastianini then waited for Miller to leave the pits again at the start of the final run.

The last lap saw Miller go to the top, but Marc Marquez lost out on second place to his team-mate Espargaro just behind him!

Marquez reached out to shake Miller's hand on the slow down lap.

Lecuona fell for second session in a row, this time a very quick fall at Turn 9 which saw him reach the airfence. The KTM rider, whose seat is in danger for 2022, had been second at the time.

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Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)
2Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
5Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)
6Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)
7Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)
8Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)
9Luca MariniITAVR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)
10Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
11Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)

 

* Rookie.
Fastest practice time:
Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha 1m 38.929s (FP3)

(FP2) 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