MotoGP: Zarco tops Friday practice times in Barcelona

Frenchman Johann Zarco (pictured above) turned a lap of 1m39.235s on his #5 Ducati to lead the MotoGP Friday practice times in Barcelona. Pretty much every rider went out in FP2 and bettered their FP1 times straight away.

Italian Franco Morbidelli was 2nd quick ahead of his Yamaha teammate, and current points leader, Fabio Quartararo.

But it was Morbidelli who arguably looked the fastest – ahead of Quartararo, M. Marquez and Vinales – before every strapped on the soft rubber to test their qualifying setup, then finishing second only to Zarco on his ‘soft’ run.

The top-3 were within 0.17s of each other.

Brad Binder and Francesco Bagnaia rounded out the top-5.

Friday Practice Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time Behind Gap.
1 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 1m39.235s 0.000s 0.000s
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1m39.256s 0.021s 0.021s
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1m39.401s 0.166s 0.145s
4 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m39.662s 0.427s 0.261s
5 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1m39.760s 0.525s 0.098s
6 12 Maverick VI√ĎALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1m39.821s 0.586s 0.061s
7 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1m39.914s 0.679s 0.093s
8 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Avintia Esponsorama Ducati 1m39.977s 0.742s 0.063s
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1m39.983s 0.748s 0.006s
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1m39.983s 0.748s 0.000s
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1m40.032s 0.797s 0.049s
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m40.060s 0.825s 0.028s
13 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY VR46 Avintia Ducati 1m40.094s 0.859s 0.034s
14 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m40.096s 0.861s 0.002s
15 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1m40.120s 0.885s 0.024s
16 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1m40.150s 0.915s 0.030s
17 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m40.251s 1.016s 0.101s
18 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 1m40.690s 1.455s 0.439s
19 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1m40.836s 1.601s 0.146s
20 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1m40.981s 1.746s 0.145s
21 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 1m41.243s 2.008s 0.262s

Note: All riders, except Martin, set their fastest times of the day in Practice 2