Following's Sunday's Catalunya MotoGP, riders and teams returned to the Barcelona circuit for a day of Official testing.

Monster Yamaha's world championship leader Quartararo, demoted from third to sixth due to a pair of post-race penalties, was on top of the timesheets when he halted testing with an hour and a half to go, with his best time was later beaten by team-mate Vinales.

LCR Honda's Nakagami was a strong third ahead of Suzuki's reigning world champion Mir, who set the pace for much of the day.

Although there were two additional factory KTM test bikes listed, only race winner Oliveira and team-mate Binder were riding today (Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio were not testing).

At Suzuki both Mir and test rider Guintoli were testing some set-up configurations and electronics, but did not have any new 'hardware' items.

Aleix Espargaro, who has been struggling with fluid in his arm after recent surgery, wasn't present after heading for checks in Barcelona, which concluded that the arm won’t need any further treatment, just rest and some antibiotics. Espargaro was replaced by Aprilia test rider Matteo Baiocco.

Round 8 of the world championship, the German MotoGP at Sachsenring, takes place on June 18-20...

2021 Catalunya MotoGP Test - Monday (FINAL)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1^10Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 39.4s78/85
2˅1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.137s69/79
3˅1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.302s47/67
4˅1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.416s25/65
5˅1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.466s44/48
6^3Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.477s71/72
7˅2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.579s46/61
8˅2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.622s11/29
9˅2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.636s23/44
10^3Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.650s62/72
11˅3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.654s52/87
12˅2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.741s44/55
13^2Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.826s48/49
14˅2Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.842s19/49
15˅1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.083s58/70
16=Ktm Test 1N/AKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.512s13/25
17=Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.523s15/36
18^3Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.537s53/61
19^3Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.563s76/78
20˅2Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+1.594s71/72
21˅2Ktm Test 2N/AKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.653s5/7
22˅2Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.805s22/71
23=Matteo BaioccoITAAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+7.171s55/66

*Rookie

Official Catalunya MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 38.853s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 39.939s (2021)

By Peter McLaren
 

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