Miller quickest in warm-up for the Portimao MotoGP round despite a minor fire on his Ducati in pitlane earlier in the session.

The Australian took over from Quartararo on his final lap, with Aprilia's Espargaro also topping the timesheets during the 20-minutes.

Marc Marquez sat out more than half of warm-up to rest his right arm.

Rookie star Jorge Martin, on pole position and the podium in Qatar, has been ruled out of the remainder of the weekend after suffering a head contusion, plus right hand and ankle contusions during a big accident in the closing stages of FP3.

Eight-time world champion Marquez is returning to MotoGP action for the first time since July 25, having been sidelined for the past nine months due to complications with his broken right arm, which eventually required three operations. He has qualified sixth for the race.

Nakagami returned to action this morning after sitting out qualifying to rest the collarbone he injured in a Friday fall, but was visibly struggling with the pain.

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Portimao MotoGP, Portugal - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)1'39.721s8/8348k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.080s11/11333k
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.100s11/12334k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.150s6/12340k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.157s10/12328k
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.191s7/12347k
7Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.320s11/11346k
8Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.403s12/12330k
9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.452s12/12336k
10Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.672s10/12339k
11Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.722s11/11340k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.812s8/10336k
13Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.837s7/11336k
14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.888s6/8334k
15Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.896s11/11340k
16Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.085s8/11336k
17Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.138s7/11335k
18Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.446s11/11335k
19Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.516s3/4329k
20Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.756s10/11334k
21Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.052s10/12336k

* Rookie.
Fastest practice time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 39.044s

(FP3) Official Portimao MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Miguel Oliveira POR KTM 1m 38.892s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Miguel Oliveira POR KTM 1m 39.855s (2020)

By Peter McLaren
 

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