Moto3 Catalunya FP1: Aspar take 1-2 as Garcia leads

Sergio Garcia leads teammate Izan Guevara in the FP1 session at Catalunya.

It was a GasGas Aspar Moto3 1-2, the red and white bikes occupied the top two spots in the FP1 session as both Spanish riders returned to their home territory, Guevara is also returning to a track he has previous experience on however has not ridden a Moto3 bike around the Catalan track in a race weekend.

In third place is Filip Salac, the incredibly tall Czech rider has notched up his first rostrum finish this year at Le Mans and will be looking for more this year, his tall stature means he has more difficulty than other riders manoeuvring his Moto3 bike around so a Moto2 move for 2022 could be on the cards for the rider, another rider looking for a Moto2 move is John McPhee in fourth, he took his first two points-scoring finishes in Le Mans and Mugello and is aiming to get his title fight back on track.

In fifth place finished Gabriel Rodrigo who finally took his second podium finish last time out at Mugello, he has a history of running at the front before crashing, it’s great to see him finally get the job done. He leads Romano Fenati and Dennis Foggia.

Jaume Masia now sits in second place in the championship standings behind his teammate Pedro Acosta, the points gap is now 59 points wide after 6 completed races, Masia will be desperate to claw that back in this weekend on home soil.

Niccolo Antonelli and Stefano Nepa round off the top 10 ahead of Ryusei Yamanaka who returns to action racing in honour of his teammate Jason Dupasquier who we tragically lost last weekend at Mugello.

Further down the order we see Andrea Migno in P15, Jeremy Alcoba in P19, Pedro Acosta P20 and Darryn Binder down in P26 after a crash.

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