MotoGP Catalan GP: Espargaro on top as Marquez crashes in FP1

MotoGP Catalan GP: Espargaro on top as Marquez crashes in FP1
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MotoGP Catalan GP: Espargaro on top as Marquez crashes in FP1

The 11th round of the 2023 MotoGP season began with the Catalan GP, which marks the start of a busy stretch of 10 races leading up to the end of the year. Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro set the fastest time in the first free practice session, ahead of Maverick Vinales and Jorge Martin. Marc Marquez struggled and was second to last after a crash. The session started with Martin leading, but Vinales took over before Espargaro set the fastest time. Espargaro reclaimed the top spot with a late flyer on fresh soft tires. Among the other riders, Brad Binder was the leading KTM, while Franco Morbidelli was the top Yamaha rider. Marc Marquez crashed for the 17th time this season.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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