Suzuki's Joan Mir leads morning warm-up for the 2021 Valencia MotoGP season finale ahead of Takaaki Nakagami and team-mate Alex Rins.

Valentino Rossi's legendary MotoGP career reaches its conclusion today as the nine-time world champion bows out of the sport after 26 years in grand prix racing. The Italian, who will start tenth, was 16th in warm-up.

The nine VR46 Academy riders - including Francesco Bagnaia, Franco Morbidelli and Luca Marini - are each using one of Rossi's title-winning helmet designs today.

It's also the last grand prix for Danilo Petrucci (switching to the Dakar) and Iker Lecuona (moving to WorldSBK).

Marc Marquez will finish the season where he started it, on the sidelines, missing his second event in a row due to vision problems triggered by a training accident. The Repsol Honda star won't be back on a MotoGP bike until 2022.

Team-mate Pol Espargaro, who missed qualifying after a massive practice highside, was declared unfit for today's race, meaning there will be no Repsol Honda riders taking part.

While the riders' (Fabio Quartararo) and constructors' (Ducati) world championship have already been decided, Ducati Lenovo holds a 28-point lead (maximum of 45 points still available) over Monster Yamaha for the teams' title…

Valencia MotoGP, Circuit Ricardo Tormo - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'31.082s6/13327k
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.148s13/13331k
3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.238s12/12326k
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.271s10/10329k
5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.351s8/13332k
6Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.390s13/13332k
7Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.441s9/12326k
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.551s13/13327k
9Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.614s4/6329k
10Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.619s8/12324k
11Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.626s9/13326k
12Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.646s12/13332k
13Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.665s9/12320k
14Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.845s6/13320k
15Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.899s12/13329k
16Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.905s8/13324k
17Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.978s9/12320k
18Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.214s7/10324k
19Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.245s9/12329k
20Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.310s9/12326k

* Rookie

Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 31.116s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 29.401s (2016)

By Peter McLaren