Monster Yamaha Tech3's Smith set his best time of the afternoon with the track temperatures reaching over 50Â°C, his 1’42.123 lap well over a second quicker than he had gone in the morning.
The Briton ended the afternoon run just ahead of LCR Honda MotoGP’s Bradl and Repsol Honda Team Marquez, but it was NGM Forward Racing’s Espargaro who recorded the best time of the day (1’41.672) on a softer compound rear tire at his home track in the morning session.
Completing the top five on the combined timesheet was the race winner for the last two years at Barcelona-Catalunya, Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who was just over 0.6s down on Espargaro’s P1 time. Lorenzo’s best lap came in the afternoon heat, with the many riders using harder option front and rear tires in the Mediterranean sunshine.
Sixth and seventh overall were Italians Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) courtesy of their best times in FP1, with Iannone escaping unhurt from a turn 10 tumble into the gravel in the morning outing.
The overall top ten was completed by Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).
Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar) rode 32 laps over the course of the day as he assessed the condition of his right wrist, on which he had surgery after missing Mugello. He ended the day 19th overall.
|1||Aleix Espargaro||41||ESP||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||YAMAHA||1'41.672|
|2||Bradley Smith||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||YAMAHA||1'42.123|
|3||Stefan Bradl||6||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||HONDA||1'42.130|
|4||Marc Marquez||93||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||HONDA||1'42.274|
|5||Jorge Lorenzo||99||ESP||Yamaha Factory Racing||YAMAHA||1'42.282|
|6||Andrea Iannone||29||ITA||Pramac Racing||DUCATI||1'42.411|
|7||Valentino Rossi||46||ITA||Yamaha Factory||YAMAHA||1'42.423|
|8||Pol Espargaro||44||ESP||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||YAMAHA||1'42.608|
|9||Dani Pedrosa||26||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||HONDA||1'42.664|
|10||Andrea Dovizioso||4||ITA||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'42.812|
|11||Alvaro Bautista||19||ESP||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||HONDA||1'42.833|
|12||Yonny Hernandez||68||COL||Pramac Racing||DUCATI||1'42.860|
|13||Scott Redding||45||GBR||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||HONDA||1'43.612|
|14||Michele Pirro||51||ITA||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'43.644|
|15||Cal Crutchlow||35||GBR||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'43.725|
|16||Colin Edwards||5||USA||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||YAMAHA||1'43.819|
|17||Karel Abraham||17||CZE||Cardion AB Motoracing||HONDA||1'43.905|
|18||Hector Barbera||8||ESP||Avintia Racing MotoGP||FTR-KAWASAKI||1'43.961|
|19||Nicky Hayden||69||USA||Drive M7 Aspar||HONDA||1'44.008|
|20||Hiroshi Aoyama||7||JPN||Drive M7 Aspar||HONDA||1'44.096|
|21||Michael Laverty||70||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||ART & PBM||1'44.450|
|22||Broc Parkes||23||AUS||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||1'44.681|
|23||Mike Di Meglio||63||FRA||Avintia Racing MotoGP||FTR-KAWASAKI||1'45.482|
|24||Michel Fabrizio||84||ITA||IodaRacing Project||IODA-SUTER||1'47.297|