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June 16th, 2014

2014 Barcelona MotoGP Test Times At 4pm: Marquez Leads The Yamahas

Marc Marquez continues at the top of the test timesheets with just a couple of hours left in the MotoGP test. The Spaniard is a third of a second faster than Jorge Lorenzo, who together with Valentino Rossi is testing a new exhaust system. Pol Espargaro is in 3rd, despite not having much to test, and is ahead of Stefan Bradl on the LCR Honda. Valentino Rossi finally started testing shortly after noon, but so far has only managed the 10th fastest time. Suzuki's Randy De Puniet has been busy, but remains 3.3 seconds off the pace of Marquez.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Test Times At 12am: Marquez Fastest In Morning

Testing is underway at the Circuit de Catalunya, the MotoGP riders not given a chance to recover from yesterday's thrilling race. Aleix Espargaro set the early pace, before Marc Marquez took over at the top just before noon. All eyes are on Suzuki, as the riders assess whether the bike can be competitive and a viable alternative for their current rides. Currently, Randy De Puniet is 3.7 seconds off the pace on the XRH-1.

The day started with a test of a revised layout, using the tight F1 double corner at La Caixa instead of the grand sweep of Turn 10. The test was done at the request of some of the riders in the safety commission, over concerns at a lack of run off at the end of the back straight. Turn 10 is the corner were the most crashes happen, but it is a signature corner for the Barcelona track, and it would be a tragedy to lose it.

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June 15th

2014 Barcelona Moto2 WUP Result: Folger Leads The Way

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2014 Barcelona Moto3 WUP Result: McPhee Dominant

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June 14th

2014 Barcelona MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Edges Lorenzo

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2014 Barcelona Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Reigns Supreme

Tito Rabat continues to rule the Moto2 class with an iron fist. The Marc VDS Racing rider topped the final session of free practice at Barcelona by another large margin, this time over half a second. Mika Kallio is once again the man in second, the Marc VDS man finishing just ahead of Jonas Folger, who continues to make a big impression in his Moto2 rookie year. Johann Zarco was the first of the Suters home, while Mattia Pasini ended the session in fifth.

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2014 Barcelona Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Reigns Supreme

Tito Rabat continues to rule the Moto2 class with an iron fist. The Marc VDS Racing rider topped the final session of free practice at Barcelona by another large margin, this time over half a second. Mika Kallio is once again the man in second, the Marc VDS man finishing just ahead of Jonas Folger, who continues to make a big impression in his Moto2 rookie year. Johann Zarco was the first of the Suters home, while Mattia Pasini ended the session in fifth.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP FP3 Results: Bradl Posts A Scorcher

Stefan Bradl has topped the timesheets in the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class. The LCR Honda rider looked destined to have to battle through Q1, but a blistering lap at the end of the session saw him leap to the stop of the standings. Bradl dislodged Marc Marquez, who had been fast early and was circulating fast throughout, but ended the session in 2nd. Bradley Smith improved on his own very impressive time from yesterday, grabbing 3rd ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the Repsol Honda rider having found a big improvement since Friday.

The Movistar Yamahas ended the session in 5th and 6th, Jorge Lorenzo finishing ahead of Valentino Rossi, though both men showed a decent race pace later in the session. Aleix Espargaro was the only rider not to improve his time from Friday, but still managed a 7th fastest time and is through to Q2 on merit. Yonny Hernandez posted a very impressive lap on the Open Pramac Ducati, though his best times were posted in Rossi's slipstream. Hernandez still finished as best Ducati, ahead of factory rider Andrea Dovizioso, and the second Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro.

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