Petronas Yamaha pole starter Morbidelli fastest from KTM’s Espargaro and Honda’s Nakagami during warm-up for the Valencia MotoGP.
Mir – who starts the penultimate race with a 37-point lead over Rins and Quartararo, 41-point lead over Vinales and 45-point advantage over Morbidelli and Dovizioso – eighth fastest.
The Suzuki star will be crowned world champion today if he has a title lead of at least 26-points after Sunday’s race.
Iker Lecuona hoped to return on Saturday morning after being forced to miss last weekend’s round and self-isolate due to a positive Covid test for his brother and assistant, but has also now tested positive.
HRC test rider Bradl is replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won’t return until 2021. Team-mate Alex Marquez, who suffered a big highside on Saturday, requiring hospital checks, is due to make a decision about participating in the race after warm-up.
Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 31.116s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 29.401s (2016)