Pole starter Maverick Vinales, at the centre of shock rumours that he is to leave Yamaha for Aprilia next season, dominates warm-up for the 2021 Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Team-mate and title leader Quartararo was second with Rins, Nakagami and Marc Marquez completing the top five.

The fastest 13 riders in warm-up were covered by just 0.881s.

Garrett Gerloff is replacing the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha, alongside Rossi. The 25-year-old American, currently sixth (one podium) in this year's World Superbike championship for GRT Yamaha, previously took part in (wet) Friday practice at last year's Valencia MotoGP while Rossi was awaiting a PCR result.

Assen is returning to the MotoGP calendar for the first time since 2019, having been absent from last year's Covid-reduced line-up. It has been resurfaced since MotoGP's last visit.

Dutch MotoGP, Assen - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'32.569s8/12307k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.329s5/12305k
3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.355s6/12310k
4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.381s11/12310k
5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.427s9/13313k
6Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.519s9/13315k
7Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.659s6/13314k
8Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.701s13/13307k
9Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.757s10/11315k
10Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.786s13/13306k
11Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.787s6/13306k
12Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.853s9/11306k
13Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.881s10/12312k
14Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.150s10/13310k
15Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.240s6/12312k
16Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.322s11/13311k
17Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.388s5/10311k
18Garrett GerloffUSAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.565s12/13305k
19Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.575s11/11305k
20Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.617s13/13311k
21Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.739s7/12309k
22Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+1.870s11/11313k

* Rookie

Pole position time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.814s

Official Assen MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.814s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 33.617s (2015)

By Peter McLaren