MotoGP Catalan GP: Espargaro tops Friday as Japanese manufacturers embarrassed
Aleix Espargaro continued his strong home form and topped the second practice session in Barcelona, leading his Aprilia teammate Maverick Vinales by 0.362 seconds. However, a yellow flag caused havoc for many riders still on flying laps, including Luca Marini. Reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia completed the top three, while all Japanese bikes missed the Q2 qualifying cut. Yamaha and Honda had an embarrassing session, with all of their riders occupying the last places in the order. Fabio Quartararo led the pack, and Marc Marquez led the Honda riders.