Quartararo, Dovizioso, Mir and Maverick start in front

Declaration of intentions of the four at the top in the general classification, taking the first four places in FP1 with the Frenchman four tenths ahead.


Declaration of intentions of the top four in the general classification, taking the first four places in the FP1 of the GP of Catalonia. Quartararo led by four tenths ahead of Dovizioso and six over Mir and Maverick, who were third and fourth, respectively. That is not the order they have in the World Cup classification, because there Dovizioso leads with a point of advantage over Quartararo and Maverick and four over Mir, but it is very significant that they were the four who started ahead of the rest of the grid . And that some of them have encountered difficulties ...

The one who had the most complicated session was Joan Mir, with a crash in the first bars of the session when he reached Turn 5, on the left. It is reached after several right-handers and the profile of the tire is colder on the left side, because it is not the same to ride in Montmeló at the end of September, as now, than in June, as usual for MotoGP before the race. arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mallorcan was able to return to action with his second bike and climb to the top positions. The first of his good laps was done with Dovizioso as a benchmark, but then it was Ducati's who used the Suzuki benchmark to climb the rankings.

As for Quartararo, his record of 1: 40.431 is still very far from the record that Jorge Lorenzo has since 2018 (1: 38.680 with Ducati) and behind the 1: 39.484 with which the Frenchman signed pole position last year. The second overall, by the way, is not one hundred percent physically, with some chest pains that led him to skip the official press conference on Thursdays yesterday. And with regard to Maverick, remember that he came from winning the previous race, Misano 2, so it is not strange to see him in the lead, because it is something that he has also done regularly throughout the season in training.

Behind the Yamaha and until closing the top ten with provisional direct access to Q2, Aleix (it was emotional to see how his children, Max and Mía received him in the box), Morbidelli, Rins, Rossi, Crutchlow (reappears from his problems on his forearm and with torn ligaments in his left ankle, after slipping on a ladder on Wednesday) and Oliveira. Further back, Lecuona (13th and with a fall without consequences), Pol (16th), Álex Márquez (20th) and Rabat (22nd) .

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