Catalan Grand Prix
Race Ended
Catalunya - 11th June
Fastest Lap - J.Folger 1:45.969
Rider Team Time FLs
7 1
Ducati Team 44:41.518 2 25
4 2
Repsol Honda Team +3.544 1 20
1 3
Repsol Honda Team +6.774 0 16
2 4
Ducati Team +9.608 1 13
14 5
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +13.838 0 11
8 6
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +13.921 1 10
10 7
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +16.763 0 9
13 8
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +20.821 0 8
6 9
Reale Avintia Racing +23.952 0 7
9 10
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +24.189 0 6
17 11
LCR Honda +28.329 0 5
16 12
Reale Avintia Racing +33.281 0 4
11 13
OCTO Pramac Racing +35.200 0 3
18 14
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +39.436 0 2
19 15
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +40.872 0 1
12 16
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +43.221 0 0
22 17
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +44.655 0 0
20 18
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +48.993 0 0
21 19
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +55.492 0 0
3 -
OCTO Pramac Racing Crashed Out 0 0
15 -
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Crashed Out 0 0
5 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Retired 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Dovizioso made it back to back victories after crossing the finish line first at the end of the Catalan Grand Prix, holding off two local heroes in Marquez and Pedrosa.

Lorenzo struggled greatly in the first half but gathered it back up to finish fourth. Zarco pipped teammate Folger at the line for fifth.

Bautista was seventh, ahead of Rossi, whose Yamaha was at a loss for grip all weekend while teammate Vinales rounded out the top-10. Barbera was ninth.

Vinales leaves Spain with a seven point advantage on Dovizioso in the rider standings.

That concludes our coverage. Join us again in two weeks' time for the Assen TT!
Lap 25: ONE TO GO Marquez looks to have settled for P2 and a solid points haul, as Dovizioso cruises around the track with a healthy lead. DOVIZIOSO WINS Repsol Honda round out the podium with Marquez and Pedrosa. It is his second win in a row and fourth of his career. Folger loses P5 to Tech3 Yamaha teammate at the very last second! Vinales comes to a stop after crossing the line to check his rear tyre.
Lap 24: PETRUCCI DOWN. He just loses the front in Turn 5 and throws it all away. Such a disappointment for the Pramac Ducati rider after netting a podium in Mugello.
Lap 23: Vinales makes the move for P10 on Barbera. Good but not good enough when Marquez is running in a solid P2.
Lap 22: Petrucci's hard tyre hasn't paid off as well as he expected as he now finds himself in a tense fight over P4, having to fend off Lorenzo and Folger. Lorenzo dives inside Petrucci and takes P4. Lorenzo's issues in the first half of the race are history now, it would seem.
Lap 21: Crutchlow runs wide on the run up to Turn 3 and that allows Vinales to sneak past into P11. That heats up the battle for P10 as Vinales is right on Barbera's tail now.
Lap 20: Folger's chances for the lead are over now as he scampers for grip under braking, then squirming around getting back on the power. Petrucci sees all this and takes P4 without much fight from Folger.
Lap 19: Lorenzo tries to snag a 2-for-1 deal, shooting past both Bautista and Zarco under braking for Turn 1 but his tyres say 'no deal' and send him for a ride through the runoff zone and back down to P8!
Lap 18: Marquez tucks under teammate Pedrosa for P2 in Turn 4. Zarco comes up the inside Bautista but the Italian does a crossover move to retake P6. Zarco makes it happen again and this time a bit more decisively.
Lap 17: Less than 10 laps to go and it is all about the tyres now. Who among the front runners have nursed their Michelins the best? And can Petrucci spring a surprise on them all?
Lap 16: Dovizioso takes the lead from Pedrosa down the pit straight but it almost seemed like Pedrosa let him by, perhaps to take a look at the state of his rear tyre.
Lap 15: Lorenzo in 2010 was the last time that the rider starting from pole won the race here. Marquez is currently in good position to be the next in line but the two men in front of him don't look like they will make it too easy for him.
Lap 14: Miller has crashed out of P10 in Turn 5. He is uninjured. The top-4 are extremely close, while Petrucci in P5 is waiting and watching. Remember, Petrucci started on the hard rear so he could have the grip advantage later in the race.
Lap 13: Lorenzo's pace has settled a bit and he is not quite as harried any more, as he keeps fending off whatever Rossi throws at him for P8. Redding runs wide in Turn 5, allowing Vinales to take P13. That (latter) is your points leader, if you can believe it.
Lap 12: Barbera is running in P11 in his 250th grand prix start across all classes. He is just the 12th rider in the 69-year history of motorcycle grand prix racing to reach this milestone and the third youngest, after Lorenzo and Dovizioso.
Lap 11: Rossi, with his left foot on the ground, tries to outbrake Lorenzo, his teammate from last year but no luck that time. Lorenzo hangs on.
Lap 10: Bautista is through on Lorenzo for P6. Rossi makes a mistake in Turn 1 and loses P8 to Zarco.
Lap 9: Lorenzo, who after starting P2, is now reduced to the role of a nurse, taking care of sick tyres while holding off a pack of hungry wolves for P6.
Lap 8: Pedrosa wins a slipstreaming contest against teammate Marquez and takes the lead! Folger is so caught up in the riveting action unfolding in front of him that he runs wide in Turn 1! He is able to rejoin the track without losing position however. Aleix Espargaro's Aprilia gremlins are back, as smoke pours out of his ride, forcing him to pull over. Marquez is caught out by Dovizioso and loses P2 to the Italian.
Lap 7: Folger with a late move on a floundering Lorenzo that nets him P4. Lorenzo's struggle is real, as Petrucci too makes short work of the factory Ducati rider.
Lap 6: Marquez is all over the back of Lorenzo like a bad rash. Expect the move for the lead to come any time now. It happens in Turn 5. Marquez throws it inside the Ducati and takes the point. That affects Lorenzo's momentum so much that it sends him packing back to P4.
Lap 5: Folger sets a new track record! Rossi dives inside Miller for P10. Petrucci leaves it very late braking inside Aleix Espargaro but makes it stick and takes P6, as the Pramac Ducati rider continues to make up the ground lost during the start.
Lap 4: The contact between Petrucci and Marquez is under investigation by the stewards. Watching a replay, we see Petrucci moved all the way to the left and slammed into the side of Marquez.
Lap 3: Dovizioso with the fastest lap. Folger, looking like Yamaha's main hope so far into this race, gets by Aleix Espargaro to crack the top-5. The contact between Petrucci and Marquez is under investigation by the stewards. Watching a replay, we see Petrucci moved all the way to the left and slammed into the side of Marquez.
Lap 2: Spaniard in the top-4 as we complete the opening lap, headed by Lorenzo. Pol Espargaro gets out of shape and drops all the way down to P20 while gathering his wits again.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Catalan Grand Prix is GO!! Marquez heads the field into Turn 1. Petrucci and Marquez make contact but hold on! That sends Petrucci down the order though. Lorenzo gets under Marquez to take the race lead.
Preview: Hello and welcome to the Circuit de Catalunya for the running of the Catalan Grand Prix. This is the seventh round of the season and Vinales comes in with a 26 point advantage over Marquez in the rider standings. More well known as a Formula One race and test venue, the circuit consists of mostly slow and medium speed bends that offer a variety of technical challenges for both the riders and their bikes. Pedrosa will start from pole, alongside the Ducatis of Lorenzo and Petrucci.
Temp: 33°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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