Smith tops rain-hit Barcelona MotoGP test

Bradley Smith topped a rain-hit MotoGP test at the Barcelona circuit on Monday following the Catalan Grand Prix.

A heavy thunderstorm and showers hit the track at midday, altering the teams' programmes and making others call it a day early.

Race winner Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi, who were scheduled to test new parts today, decided not to test as the conditions were too poor to make their time comparable with those of the previous days.

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Smith led the way with a best time of 1:42.018, set before the rain hit the circuit.

The Briton finished ahead of the Suzukis of Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, both continuing to show good pace after a promising weekend.

World champion Marc Marquez went fourth fastest after running in the opening 90 minutes of the session, before the rain arrived.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa, third in Sunday's race, was sixth quickest today, the Honda duo split by Yonny Hernandez on the Pramac Ducati.

Pos Rider Team Time
1 Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'42.018
2 Maverick Vinales Team Suzuki Ecstar 1'42.069
3 Aleix Espargaro Team Suzuki Ecstar 1'42.127
4 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team 1'42.197
5 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing 1'42.332
6 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 1'42.386
7 Jack Miller CWM LCR Honda 1'42.512
8 Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'42.673
9 Stefan Bradl Athina Forward Racing 1'42.747
10 Cal Crutchlow CWM LCR Honda 1'42.857
11 Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team 1'42.949
12 Scott Redding Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1'43.134
13 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing 1'43.143
14 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'43.219
15 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing 1'44.054
16 Loris Baz Athina Forward Racing 1'44.249
17 Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team 1'44.517
18 Marco Melandri Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'45.107


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Series MotoGP
Drivers Bradley Smith
Teams Tech 3
Article type Testing report