The first Free Practice session for the Catalan GP ended with Marc Márquez topping the timesheets.
The Repsol Honda Team rider, who focused his work on tyre selection in FP2, finished the afternoon session in 17th position, claiming ninth overall thanks to his morning time.
Jorge Lorenzo, 17th in FP1, improved by 8 tenths in the second session for 13th -14th on the combined timesheets.
Catalonian GP Timetables MotoGP 2019
21 hours ago
Catalan GP day 1 – Rider statements
Not a bad day today. We had to change our strategy from the last GP a little bit because it’s important to understand the tyres. If you check the FP2 times, we look like we are far but we were able to do a lot of work and try many tyres and some setup changes. We’re not bad and the position isn’t our real one. I’m happy with all the information that we were able to get.
The track was not in the best condition today and it was very slippery, the lap times were not as fast as they could have been I think. I did not use a new soft tyre like many other riders in FP2 as I think we will be able to profit more tomorrow. Today we were able to try some new parts and hopefully it will help us close the gap to the front more.