Miller and Ducati move to the top during Free Practice 2 for the Valencia MotoGP, pushing morning pacesetter Nakagami to second.
Mir – who starts the penultimate round with a 37-point lead over Rins and Quartararo, 41-point lead over Vinales and 45-point advantage over Morbidelli and Dovizioso – lost the front of his Suzuki and fell while using the hard front tyre with 11mins to go, but was soon back on track.
Mir will be crowned world champion on Sunday if he has a title lead of at least 26-points.
Marquez fell twice during the session, including at the same Turn 4 as Mir
Tech3 KTM’s Iker Lecuona hopes to return on Saturday after being forced to miss last weekend’s round and self-isolate due to a positive Covid test for his brother and assistant.
HRC test rider Bradl is replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won’t return until 2021.
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.
|Top 10 Combined Practice Times:|
|1||Jack Miller||AUS||Pramac Ducati (GP20)|
|2||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|3||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Pramac Ducati (GP20)|
|4||Pol Espargaro||ESP||Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)|
|5||Johann Zarco||FRA||Reale Avintia Ducati (GP19)|
|6||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||Ducati Team (GP20)|
|7||Cal Crutchlow||GBR||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|8||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|9||Alex Rins||ESP||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
|10||Maverick Vinales||ESP||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 31.116s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 29.401s (2016)