Fabio Quartararo, Emilia Romagna MotoGP, 22 October 2021

2021 Emilia Romagna MotoGP, Misano - Sunday Warm-Up & Race LIVE!

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2021 - 10:54

Live updates, quotes and results from Saturday's qualifying practice for the 2021 Emilia Romagna MotoGP at Misano!

The 2021 MotoGP title could be decided in this weekend's second and final visit of the year to Misano.

Fabio Quartararo arrives with a 52-point lead over Francesco Bagnaia and will be crowned champion on Sunday if he can maintain an advantage of at least 50-points on Sunday.

Bagnaia won September's first Misano contest, but only after withstanding a late charge by Quartararo as rookie Enea Bastianini surprised by completing the podium on a 2019-spec Ducati.

Whatever the outcome on Sunday, the chequered flag will mark the end of an era for nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, who is competing in his final home race before retirement.

Countryman Danilo Petrucci is also be bidding farewell to the home Italian fans, before heading off-road in 2022, while returning triple title runner-up Andrea Dovizioso will be keen to measure his progress as he returns to the scene of last month's Petronas Yamaha debut.

After a nightmare weekend in COTA, Aleix Espargaro will be looking to revive his pace-setting Misano test form in Aprilia's home event, which will also see Maverick Vinales back on track with the RS-GP.

Marc Marquez will arrive on a high from his and Honda's second victory of the season in Austin, but a podium this weekend would be his first on a clockwise track since last July's right-arm injuries.

Tyre choice will be the same as at the previous Misano round but the weather is expected to be colder, with a threat of rain.

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Augusto Fernandez regains top spot late on to finish ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Joe Roberts. 


Ai Ogura has gone down at turn one as the chequered flag comes out. 


Augusto Fernandez now leads the way from Marco Bezzecchi - ten minutes remaining. 


Turn 16 is quickly becoming a nightmare corner as Somkiat Chantra crashes this time.


Joe Roberts is currently quickest from championship leader Remy Gardner. 


This is becoming an expensive FP1 for Moto2 teams as Sam Lowes has gone down at turn 15. 


Another crash at the same corner - this time it's Jake Dixon who's gone down. 


Early crash for Aron Canet to begin Moto2 FP1 - turn 16. 


MotoGP FP1 - Results: Zarco, M.Marquez, Miller, Martin...CLICK HERE for the full results


Zarco finishes 1.4 seconds quicker than M. Marquez. Miller, Martin and Morbidelli round out the top five. 


Franco Morbidelli has just moved up to fourth, while Marc Marquez has gone second. 


Lorenzo Savadori on his return to MotoGP action has also crashed. 


Bagnaia has crashed at turn eight. 


Johann Zarco has now gone quickest for Pramac Ducati. 


For the first time in a while we have an improved lap, Lecuona goes P3. 


Quartararo has another moment, this time at turn eight as the rear of his Yamaha M1 threatened to come around. 


Mir gets his braking wrong and runs off the track at turn eight. 


Joan Mir, who is down in 18th is back out of the pits, as is Marc Marquez. Lap times remain well off the pace.


Bagnaia's pace is currently two seconds off what was acheived earlier in the session. 


The rain is really coming down now. Only five riders are still out on track. 


Miller now leads from team-mate Francesco Bagnaia and Miguel Oliveira. 


To no one's surprise, Jack Miller is currently fastest.