2021 Valencia MotoGP FP4 Result: Nakagami Leads Quartararo

The warm afternoon in Valencia unveiled some hard slick tyres from their blankets and some new names made their way to the top of the timesheets. In a rare sight this weekend, Fabio Quartararo led the way early on, with pretty solid pace, until Takaaki Nakagami put Honda on top for the final five minutes. The Japanese rider gave Honda a reason to smile after a tough start to the day, which put Pol Espargaro out of action for the day, the Spaniard undergoing further medical checks after his scary FP3 crash but having avoided serious injury. Quartararo would have been happy enough with second, only six hundredths off top spot and the same gap keeping him ahead of Alex Rins.

Pecco Bagnaia was first of the Ducatis in fourth place, with Franco Morbidelli placing both factory Yamahas in the top 5. Joan Mir in sixth was only two tenths off top spot, while Alex Marquez found some speed to climb into 7th position after a slower start to his weekend. Miguel Oliveira also climbed up the timesheets quite significantly to secure 8th, while Jorge Martin and Maverick Viñales rounded out the top 10. FP3 leader Aleix Espargaro started the session with a minor tumble at turn 2 and ended it down in 12th place, while Ducati duo Johann Zarco and Jack Miller completed the top 15 positions, half a second off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'31.208    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.277 0.069 0.069
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'31.338 0.130 0.061
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'31.377 0.169 0.039
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'31.387 0.179 0.010
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'31.496 0.288 0.109
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'31.500 0.292 0.004
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'31.506 0.298 0.006
9 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'31.523 0.315 0.017
10 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'31.529 0.321 0.006
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'31.631 0.423 0.102
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'31.705 0.497 0.074
13 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'31.712 0.504 0.007
14 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'31.758 0.550 0.046
15 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'31.763 0.555 0.005
16 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'31.775 0.567 0.012
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'31.817 0.609 0.042
18 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'31.852 0.644 0.035
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'31.951 0.743 0.099
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'32.031 0.823 0.080
  44 Pol Espargaro Honda      
Round Number: 
18
2021
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