Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez and Pedrosa one-two for Honda in practice

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa gave the upgraded Honda a one-two result in opening practice for MotoGP's Catalunya Grand Prix at Barcelona

Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez and Pedrosa one-two for Honda in practice

Suzuki had been fastest for much of the session with Aleix Espargaro, before first Pedrosa then Marquez went quicker in the closing minutes.

Marquez ended up on top with a 1m41.808s, 0.210 seconds up on Pedrosa and 0.375s ahead of Espargaro.

Jorge Lorenzo was second to Espargaro for a long while before the Hondas improved and he fell to fourth on the best of Yamahas.

Suzuki had two bikes in the top five, with Maverick Vinales using the softer tyre to go fifth late on.

It was a quiet start to the weekend for Valentino Rossi. Despite his determination to get on the pace quicker in practice, the championship leader was only eighth, behind Yonny Hernandez and Nicky Hayden.

The works Ducatis started slowly too - Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone back in ninth and 11th, either side of Cal Crutchlow.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m41.808s - 17
2 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m42.018s 0.210s 21
3 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m42.183s 0.375s 16
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m42.458s 0.650s 17
5 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m42.555s 0.747s 18
6 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1m42.594s 0.786s 17
7 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m42.623s 0.815s 19
8 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m42.938s 1.130s 19
9 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m42.945s 1.137s 18
10 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m42.957s 1.149s 18
11 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m42.981s 1.173s 18
12 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 1m43.002s 1.194s 23
13 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 1m43.008s 1.200s 18
14 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m43.116s 1.308s 18
15 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m43.378s 1.570s 21
16 Stefan Bradl Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m43.536s 1.728s 19
17 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1m44.059s 2.251s 14
18 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 1m44.062s 2.254s 21
19 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1m44.357s 2.549s 19
20 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m44.594s 2.786s 16
21 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 1m44.603s 2.795s 17
22 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m44.676s 2.868s 19
23 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 1m44.768s 2.960s 15
24 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 1m44.865s 3.057s 17
25 Marco Melandri Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m45.270s 3.462s 17


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