The final practice session for the premier class got underway after a delay due to a power cut and the soaring temperature at the Sachsenring soon made itself known with a couple of early trips to the gravel for some of the quickest men of the weekend. Fabio Quartararo managed to avoid that faith and led the session throughout, ending practice half a tenth quicker than Pecco Bagnaia – the Italian enjoying the thrills of a high-speed ride through the gravel at turn eight. Joan Mir picked up the pace to climb into third, with Jack Miller in fourth after an early crash at turn 13 and an impending investigation for crashing under yellow flags.
Franco Morbidelli made a bit of a return to the business end of the timing screens with fifth in the session, trailing his teammate by less than two tenths of a second, while Miguel Oliveira also found some speed and consistency on route to sixth position. Johann Zarco and Maverick Viñales kept close, only three tenths off the lead, while Takaaki Nakagami and Fabio Di Giannantonio rounded out the top 10 covered by half a second.
After a tough start to his weekend, Alex Marquez came within five hundredths of a second of the top 10, while Enea Bastianini continued to struggle, down in 17th position. Although only 16th on the timesheets due to an early tumble at turn 13, Aleix Espargaro’s position is not really reflective of the speed he showed throughout the weekend and the Spaniard will be hoping for a lot more come qualifying. A notable absence in FP4 was that of Alex Rins, who decided to sit out the rest of the weekend while still struggling with the injury picked up in Catalunya.
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