MotoGP Catalan GP: Aleix Espargaro on top as Marc Marquez crashes in FP1
The 11th round of the 2023 MotoGP season has begun with the Catalan GP, kicking off a series of races leading up to the end of the year. Aleix Espargaro set the fastest time in FP1, wearing a special helmet that references his miscounting of laps last year. Maverick Vinales was second, followed by Jorge Martin in third. Marc Marquez had a difficult session, crashing and finishing second-to-last. The session saw multiple lead changes, with Espargaro ultimately finishing on top.