UPDATE: Vinales loses his fastest lap time, either due to a yellow flag or track limits, meaning Zarco leads morning warm-up.

Vinales fastest in warm-up for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez as Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda team-mate Espargaro suffer their second falls of the weekend.

Espargaro tumbled at Turn 10 early on in the chilly warm-up, with Lecuona then falling at Turn 13 (the last corner) and Nakagami - who has qualified an impressive fifth after switching back to the 2020 Honda chassis - at Turn 2.

Marquez, sidelined for nine months after complications to a broken right arm at Jerez last July and taking part in his second event since returning to MotoGP action in Portimao, then lost control at the Turn 4 left-hander in a carbon copy of yesterday's Turn 7 lowside.

The eight time world champion, who will begin the race from 14th, again escaped injury.

The MotoGP warm-up session was delayed due to an accident in the previous Moto2 session, which damaged an airfence at Turn 7, where  Espargaro also fell on Saturday.

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 Marquez in Qatar.

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Spanish MotoGP, Jerez - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)1'37.688s6/12300k
2Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.065s11/13288k
3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.111s5/12290k
4Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.284s10/12289k
5Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.322s10/12289k
6Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.326s10/12289k
7Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.459s11/12295k
8Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.460s6/10298k
9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.582s6/12290k
10Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.599s5/12290k
11Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+0.647s9/11290k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.650s10/12292k
13Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.666s8/12293k
14Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.723s5/7287k
15Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.843s5/8294k
16Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.864s5/12295k
17Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.923s5/12287k
18Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.008s5/10291k
19Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.031s7/10292k
20Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.335s3/11287k
21Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.860s5/12287k
22Tito RabatSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.911s10/12293k
23Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+2.323s7/12291k
 

* Rookie.
Pole position time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 36.755s

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
 

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