Quartararo leads final practice for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez ahead of Yamaha team-mate Vinales and Suzuki's Rins.

Marc Marquez, sidelined for nine months after complications to a broken right arm at Jerez last July, was back on track this afternoon after a massive accident at Turn 7 this morning.

But Repsol Honda team-mate Pol Espargaro then fell at the same corner in a carbon copy of Marquez's fall, also fortunately emerging uninjured. The #93 was not far behind Espargaro on track when he fell.

The wind seemed to be causing problems with other falls for Aleix Espargaro (twice), Savadori, Rins and Petrucci, while a technical issue meant Miller missed the early part of the session.

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after FP3 - which includes both Marquez brothers and now Morbidelli, after the Italian had another lap deleted during the lunch break for track limits, putting Miller into the top ten - will now get underway.

Injured rookie Jorge Martin is being replaced at Pramac by Rabat, while Bradl is making his first wild-card of the season after racing as a replacement for Marc Marquez in Qatar.

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Spanish MotoGP, Jerez - Free Practice (4) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'37.341s5/15286k
2Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.050s16/16286k
3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.431s7/12286k
4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.576s13/16288k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.671s7/12284k
6Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.712s12/12290k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.738s13/14285k
8Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.793s8/10293k
9Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.808s11/14288k
10Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.827s7/15295k
11Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.839s12/12291k
12Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.862s5/7287k
13Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.946s8/14293k
14Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+1.032s7/15293k
15Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.089s6/12296k
16Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.419s10/11286k
17Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.521s12/12286k
18Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.625s6/13287k
19Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.683s16/16286k
20Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.721s3/10285k
21Tito RabatSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.791s6/15290k
22Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.794s6/12286k
23Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.820s3/12292k

* Rookie.
Fastest Practice time:
Takaaki Nakagami
JPN Honda 1m 36.985s (FP3)

Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 36.584s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren