Full Valencia MotoGP warm-up results

Marc Marquez went from an early fall to topping the warm-up session ahead of the Valencia MotoGP.

Despite warm-up being pushed back by 30 minutes due to the cold conditions hitting Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Marquez still became victim to a lowside off at Turn 14 but having been unhurt in the crash he produced a customary charge back to his Repsol Honda garage to continue on his second RC213V bike.

With soft front and rear Michelin tyres in his spare machine, Marquez bolted to the top of the times with a 1m 31.136s and edged out Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales by 0.159s at the end of the 20-minute session.

Danilo Petrucci claimed an encouraging third place while rumours swirl around his future at Ducati, with Valencia Grand Prix pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo ending warm-up in fourth place directly ahead of Petronas Yamaha team-mate Franco Morbidelli.

With Andrea Dovizioso slotting into sixth place for Ducati, Alex Rins was shuffled down to seventh place for Suzuki despite leading the early stages of warm-up.

Rins did keep ahead of Suzuki team-mate Joan Mir with Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM) rounding out the top 10.

That saw Valentino Rossi miss out in 11th place, one spot better than his starting grid slot for the Valencia GP for the factory Yamaha rider, with Andrea Iannone surging up to 12th place for Aprilia.

Johann Zarco ended warm-up in 13th place ahead of his final outing for LCR Honda as Takaaki Nakagami’s stand-in as Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed the top 15.

With Karel Abraham in 16th for Avintia Ducati, Michele Pirro slotted into 17th place on his Ducati wildcard outing in front of Red Bull KTM’s Mika Kallio.

Ahead of an emotional final race before retirement, Jorge Lorenzo could only manage 19th place in warm-up for Repsol Honda but ahead of Tito Rabat (Avintia Ducati), Iker Lecuona and Hafizh Syahrin (both Tech3 KTM).

Francesco Bagnaia is missing the remainder of the Valencia round for Pramac Ducati following his heavy FP3 crash.

 

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