Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) returned to winning ways thanks to a perfect performance in a scintillating Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, as just 0.175s splits the race winner and second place Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) at the finish line.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) was promoted to P3 at the end of the race after World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was handed a three-second penalty for a shortcut at Turns 1 and 2, while the Frenchman also encountered a strange issue with his leathers.
KTM struggled in the early races of 2021, but a chassis update and new fuel supplier propelled the Austrian marque back to front-running status over the last two grand prix – Oliveira claiming his first win as a factory team KTM rider.
|DNF||Iker Lecuona||KTM||8 Laps|
|DNF||Valentino Rossi||Yamaha||9 Laps|
|DNF||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia||14 Laps|
|DNF||Marc Marquez||Honda||17 Laps|
|DNF||Danilo Petrucci||KTM||19 Laps|
|DNF||Pol Espargaro||Honda||20 Laps|