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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.

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Key:
^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:
Pos Rider Nat Team
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)

* Rookie.
Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 31.116s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 29.401s (2016)

By Peter McLaren





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