Jack Miller topped this morning’s MotoGP warm up session ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix despite a minor fire to his factory Ducati bike. 

Halfway through the session, Miller returned to pit lane with a minor fire similar to Johann Zarco’s Pramac Ducati on friday. 

But the issue was quickly resolved, as the Australian headed back out for the final few minutes and went fastest ahead of Fabio Quartararo on his final flying lap. 

It looked as though Quartararo was set to finish on top for the fourth consecutive session at Portimao, but instead settled for second ahead of Joan Mir.

Fourth was Aleix Espargaro for Aprilia, while fifth was Franco Morbidelli - the same position as he starts today’s third race of the year. 

In sixth position was the second Lenovo Ducati of Francesco Bagnaia, who will have work to do from 11th place this afternoon. 

Seventh was championship leader Zarco. The French rider has a four point lead over the Yamahas of Quartararo and Maverick Vinales, and it was Vinales who finished one spot back in eighth. 

Rounding out the top ten were the KTM’s of Brad Binder in ninth and Danilo Petrucci in tenth. 

Marc Marquez was the last rider out on track as he elected to miss most of the session. The eight-time world champion only completed three flying laps. 

As expected Marquez will face a tough race with 25 consecutive laps - a distance the arm has not been put through in nine months. Therefore the Spaniard chose not to put too much emphasis on the warm up session. 

It was a tough morning for Takaaki Nakagami as he once again struggled with his injuries suffered from Friday. 

The Japanese rider headed out initially, but after a few laps could not finish the session and was visibly in some discomfort whilst sitting in the pit box.

 

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