MotoGP title leader Fabio Quartararo fastest during morning warm-up for the 2021 Austrian MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring.

Johann Zarco, who has qualified in fourth, walked away from a fast accident at Turn 9 in the closing stages but still set the second fastest time.

A lot of riders practised bike-swaps this morning, due to the threat of rain this afternoon.

Maverick Vinales has been suspended from this weekend's race by Yamaha 'due to the unexplained irregular operation of the motorcycle' during last Sunday's Styria MotoGP, rumoured to mean deliberate over-revving of the bike. The Spaniard made a public apology on Saturday, but it is unclear if he will be allowed back on an M1 next time at Silverstone.

Michelin has changed the hard front tyre option after an issue for Miguel Oliveira in Sunday's Styrian race.

Cal Crutchlow is making the second of three planned appearances as a replacement for the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha.

Aprilia's Lorenzo Savadori is absent due to an ankle injury in last Sunday's fiery accident with Dani Pedrosa.

The back-to-back Austrian events are the first since the start of the Covid pandemic without special restrictions in place for spectator numbers.

A chicane will be added to slow down the fast Turn 2 kink next season.

Austrian MotoGP, Red Bull Ring - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'23.629s5/14307k
2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.382s7/9316k
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.387s7/14318k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.512s6/14313k
5Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.575s6/14316k
6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.727s10/12311k
7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.829s7/14310k
8Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.878s5/14317k
9Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.885s7/14313k
10Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.910s13/14315k
11Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.942s9/14309k
12Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.970s13/14308k
13Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.004s8/14309k
14Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.018s11/13312k
15Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.045s5/12318k
16Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.074s4/14308k
17Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.164s12/14316k
18Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.305s14/14309k
19Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.372s9/14309k
20Cal CrutchlowGBRPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.422s5/12301k

* Rookie
Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Martin SPA Ducati 1m 22.643s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 1m 23.827s (2019)

By Peter McLaren