Motegi MotoGP: Marquez leads Quartararo in warm-up

Motegi poleman Marc Marquez topped Sunday morning’s warm-up session for MotoGP’s Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Fabio Quartararo.

Marquez was the only rider to break into the 1m45s bracket during the 20-minute session under sunny skies, setting a best time of 1m46.036s on his Repsol Honda.

Petronas Yamaha man Quartararo was his nearest rival, 0.226s behind, while Suzuki’s Alex Rins was a similar margin behind in third.

Franco Morbidelli followed his up his strong run to the second-fastest time in qualifying on Saturday by placing the second of the Petronas bikes fourth, ahead of works Yamaha pair Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.

Andrea Dovizioso was best of the Ducatis in seventh ahead of LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow, the second Suzuki of Joan Mir and Aprilia’s Andrea Iannone.

Jorge Lorenzo was 18th-fastest and 1.7s off the pace of Honda teammate Marquez.

Session results:

Cla#RiderBikeTimeGap
193 Marc MarquezHonda 01’45.816  
220 Fabio QuartararoYamaha 01’46.036 00.220
342 Alex RinsSuzuki 01’46.282 00.466
421 Franco MorbidelliYamaha 01’46.351 00.535
512 Maverick ViñalesYamaha 01’46.437 00.621
646 Valentino RossiYamaha 01’46.511 00.695
74 Andrea DoviziosoDucati 01’46.574 00.758
835 Cal CrutchlowHonda 01’46.667 00.851
936 Joan MirSuzuki 01’46.729 00.913
1029 Andrea IannoneAprilia 01’46.797 00.981
119 Danilo PetrucciDucati 01’46.799 00.983
1241 Aleix EspargaroAprilia 01’46.862 01.046
1344 Pol EspargaroKTM 01’46.894 01.078
1463 Francesco BagnaiaDucati 01’47.138 01.322
1530 Takaaki NakagamiHonda 01’47.222 01.406
1682 Mika KallioKTM 01’47.467 01.651
1743 Jack MillerDucati 01’47.521 01.705
1899 Jorge LorenzoHonda 01’47.590 01.774
1988 Miguel OliveiraKTM 01’47.726 01.910
2050 Sylvain GuintoliSuzuki 01’47.843 02.027
2117 Karel AbrahamDucati 01’47.845 02.029
2255 Hafizh SyahrinKTM 01’47.995 02.179
 53 Tito RabatDucati  

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