2019 Valencia MotoGP FP4 Result: Vinales Leads After Marquez Falls

With track temperature finally reaching numbers over the legal drinking age in most countries, the premier class got an opportunity to sample some hard rubber, no one more eagerly than the world champion. Marc Marquez set his flag at the top of the timesheets early on and after losing a wing in a tussle with Karel Abraham, the Spaniard soldiered on semi-wingless and went even faster. The used hard tyres eventually gave up on lap 13 in infamous turn four and while Marquez was getting back on track, Maverick Vinales swapped to some new rubber to steal the attention on the timing screens for a quarter of a second. The two Spaniards shared the first two positions and continued to look solid on race pace, although the world champion dipped into the high 1:30s a touch more. Quartararo missed out on seeing his name at the front of all practice sessions but he was close by in third, less than four tenths off the leader.

Best of the rest, Jack Miller stayed Ducati’s lead man in fourth and with pretty reasonable pace, while Alex Rins found some speed to join the top five ahead of his Q1 appearance. Joan Mir followed his teammate closely once again, while Andrea Dovizioso continued an underwhelming weekend in seventh, almost a second off the leader. Franco Morbidelli, Cal Crutchlow and Danilo Petrucci rounded out the top ten, while Valentino Rossi could not quite match his speed from FP3.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'30.484    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'30.735 0.251 0.251
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'30.863 0.379 0.128
4 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'30.971 0.487 0.108
5 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'31.067 0.583 0.096
6 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'31.181 0.697 0.114
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.385 0.901 0.204
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'31.393 0.909 0.008
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.400 0.916 0.007
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.518 1.034 0.118
11 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.562 1.078 0.044
12 5 Johann ZARCO Honda 1'31.594 1.110 0.032
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'31.686 1.202 0.092
14 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'31.767 1.283 0.081
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.896 1.412 0.129
16 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'31.971 1.487 0.075
17 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'32.108 1.624 0.137
18 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'32.147 1.663 0.039
19 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.287 1.803 0.140
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'32.427 1.943 0.140
21 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'32.662 2.178 0.235
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'32.854 2.370 0.192
Round Number: 
19
2019
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