Quartararo quickest during morning warm-up for the Andalucia MotoGP at Jerez.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez attempted a return to action on Saturday, just four days after surgery to plate a fractured right arm, but withdrew after qualifying.

Crutchlow (wrist fracture) and Rins (dislocated shoulder) made their injury comebacks on Friday and should be starting their first race of the season today, although Rins was at the back of the field after only 4 laps in warm-up.

This afternoon's race is set to be one of the hottest in recent memory.

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Andalucia MotoGP - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'37.71s11/11286k
2Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.114s11/12292k
3Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.138s12/12286k
4Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.152s9/12293k
5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.192s11/12288k
6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.292s5/12288k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.308s4/9288k
8Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.315s7/12287k
9Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.329s12/12285k
10Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.362s8/11290k
11Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.429s12/12292k
12Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.478s8/12287k
13Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.488s12/12286k
14Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.546s11/12292k
15Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.632s11/11289k
16Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.991s10/12288k
17Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.005s10/11287k
18Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.114s10/12287k
19Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+1.248s9/12286k
20Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.595s10/12286k
21Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+5.847s2/4283k

* Rookie.
Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 36.584s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

 

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