Nakagami is back on top for LCR Honda during final practice for the Andalucia MotoGP at Jerez.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marquez, who broke his right arm in last Sunday's race, has returned to action on Saturday, just four days after surgery to plate the fracture. The Honda rider, 19th this morning, was 16th (+0.999s) in FP4.

Fellow injured riders Crutchlow (wrist fracture) and Rins (dislocated shoulder) made their comebacks on Friday, although Rins sat out FP3 this morning.

Qualifying 1 - for those outside the top ten after third free practice, including Morbidelli, Dovizioso and the Marquez brothers - will now get underway.

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Andalucia MotoGP - Free Practice (4) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'37.514s11/14286k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.165s4/15286k
3Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.298s8/11293k
4Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.359s13/14284k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.526s16/16284k
6Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.568s4/14294k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.631s3/11289k
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.681s11/13288k
9Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.726s15/15291k
10Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.744s12/12289k
11Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.757s14/16283k
12Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.769s4/14293k
13Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.819s4/13288k
14Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.831s14/14293k
15Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.968s15/15286k
16Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.999s7/10290k
17Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+1.184s11/13292k
18Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.245s9/11290k
19Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.278s5/13290k
20Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.441s7/12283k
21Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+1.691s4/14287k
22Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.781s10/13289k

* Rookie.

Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 36.705s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

 

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