Crutchlow fastest during his final morning warm-up as a full-time MotoGP rider, at Portimao.

LCR team-mate Nakagami second ahead of KTM rookie Binder, who was quickest for most of the session.

Bradl walked away from a fast fall at Turn 9.

MotoGP is making its Portimao debut with Mir having wrapped up the 2020 title last weekend in Valencia, but six riders still in with a mathematical chance of second in the standings, currently held by Morbidelli.

Suzuki and Ducati are tied at the top of the constructors' standings, with Yamaha also in title contention, 13 points back. If Suzuki clinches the title it would be for the first time since 1982, Ducati for the second time along with 2007, and Yamaha for the first time since 2015.

There is also the possibility of a record 10th different race winner of the season this afternoon.

Iker Lecuona is being forced to miss his third event after a positive Covid test and is being replaced at Tech3 by KTM test rider Kallio. Bradl is replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won't return until 2021.

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MotoGP Portugal, Portimao - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1'40.067s10/11339k
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.114s11/12333k
3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.129s9/12339k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.433s6/12342k
5Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.442s11/12335k
6Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.509s10/12331k
7Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.526s7/12335k
8Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.564s10/12330k
9Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.589s10/12343k
10Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.725s12/12333k
11Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.816s10/12331k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.822s10/11339k
13Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.869s7/7331k
14Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.905s10/12334k
15Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.957s10/12331k
16Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.084s11/12340k
17Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.196s10/12342k
18Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.214s10/11331k
19Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+1.272s10/12342k
20Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+1.337s8/11332k
21Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.817s12/12336k
22Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.649s9/10338k

* Rookie.
Official Portimao MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Miguel Oliveira POR KTM1m 38.892s (2020)

By Peter McLaren

 

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