Motegi MotoGP: Marquez leads Quartararo in warm-up

Motegi poleman Marc Marquez topped Sunday morning's warm-up session for MotoGP's Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Fabio Quartararo.

Motegi MotoGP: Marquez leads Quartararo in warm-up

Marquez was the only rider to break into the 1m45s bracket during the 20-minute session under sunny skies, setting a best time of 1m45.816s on his Repsol Honda.

Petronas Yamaha man Quartararo was his nearest rival, 0.220s behind, while Suzuki's Alex Rins was a similar margin behind in third.

Franco Morbidelli followed his up his strong run to the second-fastest time in qualifying on Saturday by placing the second of the Petronas bikes fourth, ahead of works Yamaha pair Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.

Andrea Dovizioso was best of the Ducatis in seventh ahead of LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow, the second Suzuki of Joan Mir and Aprilia's Andrea Iannone.

Jorge Lorenzo was 18th-fastest and 1.7s off the pace of Honda teammate Marquez.

Avintia Ducati rider Tito Rabat did not take part in the session, having also skipped qualifying, and formally withdrew from the weekend shortly after.

Session results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 93 Spain Marc Marquez
Honda 01'45.816
2 20 France Fabio Quartararo
Yamaha 01'46.036 00.220
3 42 Spain Alex Rins
Suzuki 01'46.282 00.466
4 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli
Yamaha 01'46.351 00.535
5 12 Spain Maverick Viñales
Yamaha 01'46.437 00.621
6 46 Italy Valentino Rossi
Yamaha 01'46.511 00.695
7 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso
Ducati 01'46.574 00.758
8 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow
Honda 01'46.667 00.851
9 36 Spain Joan Mir
Suzuki 01'46.729 00.913
10 29 Italy Andrea Iannone
Aprilia 01'46.797 00.981
11 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci
Ducati 01'46.799 00.983
12 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro
Aprilia 01'46.862 01.046
13 44 Spain Pol Espargaro
KTM 01'46.894 01.078
14 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia
Ducati 01'47.138 01.322
15 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami
Honda 01'47.222 01.406
16 82 Finland Mika Kallio
KTM 01'47.467 01.651
17 43 Australia Jack Miller
Ducati 01'47.521 01.705
18 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Honda 01'47.590 01.774
19 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira
KTM 01'47.726 01.910
20 50 France Sylvain Guintoli
Suzuki 01'47.843 02.027
21 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham
Ducati 01'47.845 02.029
22 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin
KTM 01'47.995 02.179
53 Spain Tito Rabat
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