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Valencia welcomed the premier class back, this time with a dry albeit overcast circuit, encouraging the premiers class to find quick improvements on last weekend’s times. Pol Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli traded top spot for the early part of FP1, but then Takaaki Nakagami took over halfway through proceedings and ended the morning one tenth ahead of his rivals. Morbidelli kept second position, while colleague Maverick Vinales made a late jump on fresh rubber into the top three, demoting the younger Espargaro to fourth.

Aleix Espargaro finished one tenth down on his little brother, with Johann Zarco the top Ducati in sixth position, just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. Championship leader Joan Mir had a solid morning in eighth position, six tenths down on the leader and narrowly ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Stefan Bradl, who completed the top ten.

Alex Rins in 11th position was less than seven tenths down on Nakagami, with Jack Miller 12th and Valentino Rossi finally getting some solid running in Valencia in 13th place. Fabio Quartararo went under the radar in FP1, down in 16th and a little under eight tenths slower than the leader, with the top 19 men covered by one second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1’30.829    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1’30.944 0.115 0.115
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1’30.968 0.139 0.024
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1’31.052 0.223 0.084
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1’31.170 0.341 0.118
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1’31.297 0.468 0.127
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1’31.410 0.581 0.113
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1’31.436 0.607 0.026
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1’31.486 0.657 0.050
10 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1’31.514 0.685 0.028
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1’31.528 0.699 0.014
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1’31.541 0.712 0.013
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1’31.545 0.716 0.004
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1’31.572 0.743 0.027
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1’31.598 0.769 0.026
16 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1’31.617 0.788 0.019
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1’31.678 0.849 0.061
18 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1’31.805 0.976 0.127
19 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1’31.828 0.999 0.023
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1’32.198 1.369 0.370
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1’32.772 1.943 0.574
  27 Iker Lecuona KTM      



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