Oliveira leads a wet final practice for the European MotoGP at Valencia.

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after third free practice, will now get underway.

Valentino Rossi returned to action on Saturday morning after missing the last two Aragon rounds, plus Friday practice at Valencia, after contracting Covid-19. The Italian was replaced by GYT Yamaha WorldSBK rider Garrett Gerloff on Friday.

Team-mate Vinales will be forced to start Sunday's race from pit lane (5 seconds after the lights go out) after exceeding the five engines per season limit.

Binder will have a long lap penalty in the race for an opening lap collision with Miller at Aragon.

Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona has been forced to withdraw from the event and self-isolate after a positive Covid test for his brother and assistant.

Bradley Smith, standing in for Andrea Iannone, has been replaced by fellow Aprilia test rider Lorenzo Savadori for the remaining events.

HRC test rider Bradl is again replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez.

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European MotoGP, Valencia - Free Practice (4) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
2Joan Mir SPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
3Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)
4Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
6Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)
7Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
8Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)
9Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
11Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
12Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
13Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
14Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
15Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)
16Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)
17Aleix EspargaroITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
18Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
19Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)
20Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
21Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)

 

* Rookie.
Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 31.116s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 29.401s (2016)

By Peter McLaren