MotoGP: Oliveira wins in Barcelona

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.

Oliveira leads Quartararo

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.

Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Gap
1 Miguel Oliveira KTM 0.000s
2 Johann Zarco Ducati 0.175s
3 Jack Miller Ducati 1.990s
4 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 4.815s
5 Joan Mir Suzuki 5.325s
6 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 6.281s
7 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 8.175s
8 Brad Binder KTM 8.378s
9 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 15.652s
10 Enea Bastianini Ducati 19.297s
11 Alex Marquez Honda 21.650s
12 Luca Marini Ducati 22.533s
13 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 27.833s
14 Jorge Martin Ducati 29.075s
15 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 40.291s
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