The MotoGP paddock arrived to dark clouds hanging over the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but the rain remained at bay. After a productive morning Warm up, where Pol Espargaro finished sixth and Marc Marquez eighth, the scene was set for the Catalan GP.

Marquez was aggressive from the off in the race, working hard to advance up the order and not let the leaders escape. By lap three, Marquez’s RC213V was up to sixth and looking strong. Unfortunately a mistake at Turn 10 would cost Marquez his race as he fell, unable to re-join.

Pol Espargaro had an equally difficult Grand Prix, crashing at Turn 5 early in the race after a busy start. It was a disappointing end to a tricky weekend for Espargaro who had shown flashes of speed throughout.

Both Repsol Honda Team riders escaped injury in their falls and will be back out on track tomorrow, Monday, for a one day test before having a week off to refocus before the German GP on June 20.

Marc Marquez


“My intention today was to start well and push because I thought maybe the others would try to manage their tyres. I gave everything in the beginning because if I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t have slept well today. Ok, I crashed but I showed to myself that I can do it, so this was one positive. Instead of finishing in 12th or 13th place, today was the day to take some risks. Tomorrow we have a test, it’s an important day – more important than today. We keep working and never give up.”

Pol Espargaro


“We are having a tough time, we crashed in the race. We chose the hard tyre which was the best tyre given the conditions that we saw today but we are struggling with grip and we are losing time from this. It was a frustrating race, but we need to keep positive and keep working. We need to turn the situation around, there’s still over half the championship to go. Tomorrow there’s a test and we are looking for big solutions.”

MotoGP 2021
Race Round 7   Catalunya

Catalan Grand Prix

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 4021.749
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 20 Pramac Racing Ducati 0.175
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1.990
4 Mir Joan 36 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 4.815
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 5.325
6 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 6.281
7 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 9 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 8.175
8 Binder Brad 33 RSA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 8.378
9 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 7 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 15.652
10 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 6 Avintia Esponsorama Ducati 19.297
11 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 5 LCR Honda Honda 21.650
12 Marini Luca 10 ITA 4 SKY VR46 Avintia Ducati 22.533
13 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 3 LCR Honda Honda 27.833
14 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 2 Pramac Racing Ducati 29.075
15 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 1 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 40.291
16 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
17 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Aprilia DNF
19 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
20 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
21 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
Location Information

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.

Length 4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 2018

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps


Pole Position 1m38.742s (169.7km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2022)
Race Lap 1m39.939 (167.7km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2021)
Race Time 40'21.749 (166.1km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2021)
2022 Race Winner Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)