Miller and Ducati move to the top during Free Practice 2 for the Valencia MotoGP, pushing morning pacesetter Nakagami to second.

Mir - who starts the penultimate round with a 37-point lead over Rins and Quartararo, 41-point lead over Vinales and 45-point advantage over Morbidelli and Dovizioso - lost the front of his Suzuki and fell while using the hard front tyre with 11mins to go, but was soon back on track.

Mir will be crowned world champion on Sunday if he has a title lead of at least 26-points.

Marquez fell twice during the session, including at the same Turn 4 as Mir.

The top 19 riders were covered by 0.749s!

Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona hopes to return on Saturday after being forced to miss last weekend's round and self-isolate due to a positive Covid test for his brother and assistant.

HRC test rider Bradl is replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won't return until 2021.

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Valencia MotoGP - Free Practice (2) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^11Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)1'30.622s19/20331k
2˅1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.091s12/20321k
3^16Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.120s19/20324k
4=Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.199s20/21326k
5^1Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.277s18/21326k
6^1Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.304s20/22331k
7^7Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.308s21/21326k
8^3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.325s19/21320k
9˅4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.367s17/19321k
10˅7Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.440s22/22323k
11˅3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.458s3/21318k
12˅2Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.484s21/22324k
13˅11Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.503s5/22317k
14^4Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.608s6/21323k
15^2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.639s18/20326k
16=Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.704s19/20320k
17˅8Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.708s20/22321k
18˅5Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.749s19/24318k
19˅4Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.749s4/19326k
20=Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.436s5/19323k
21=Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.771s18/20317k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.

Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
PosRiderNatTeam
1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
3Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)
4Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
5Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)
6Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)
7Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)
8Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
9Alex RinsESPSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
10Maverick VinalesESPMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)

* 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
 

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