2020 Andalucia MotoGP FP4 Result: Nakagami Surprises Quartararo

In the heat of the Andalusian afternoon, the hierarchy suffered a few changes, with some riders suffering more than others in the hot slippery conditions. One man who shined more than just literally was Takaaki Nakagami, the LCR man on a roll in Jerez and snatching top spot away from Fabio Quartararo for the final six minutes of the session. The Frenchman had to relinquish control of FP4 but his pace stayed fearsome.

Pol Espargaro kept KTM firmly in contention, three tenths off the lead in third position, ahead of the Yamahas of Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli. Pecco Bagnaia was the lead Ducati in sixth place, with Aleix Espargaro much happier than in the morning in seventh spot. Brad Binder continued his excellent run in Jerez with eighth in FP4, ahead of Johann Zarco and Joan Mir, who rounded out the top ten.

Valentino Rossi and Jack Miller narrowly missed out on top ten honours and rookie Alex Marquez was not too far off either, eight tenths slower than his top Honda colleague and one hundredth of a second faster than Andrea Dovizioso. Marc Marquez continued to test his post-surgery endurance and was able to string together a handful of mid to high 1:38s on his way to 16th spot, just under one second off Nakagami.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'37.514    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'37.679 0.165 0.165
3 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'37.812 0.298 0.133
4 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'37.873 0.359 0.061
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'38.040 0.526 0.167
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'38.082 0.568 0.042
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'38.145 0.631 0.063
8 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'38.195 0.681 0.050
9 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'38.240 0.726 0.045
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'38.258 0.744 0.018
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'38.271 0.757 0.013
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.283 0.769 0.012
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'38.333 0.819 0.050
14 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'38.345 0.831 0.012
15 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'38.482 0.968 0.137
16 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'38.513 0.999 0.031
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'38.698 1.184 0.185
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'38.759 1.245 0.061
19 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'38.792 1.278 0.033
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'38.955 1.441 0.163
21 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'39.205 1.691 0.250
22 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'39.295 1.781 0.090
Round Number: 
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2020
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As someone whom is currently away from home and unable to see the action, how difficult would it be to implement in the standings the tyre choices for each rider they set their fastest lap on? An how many laps on said tyre? Just a thought as to watch FP4 Live is always an interesting session to see who's got race pace and who hasn't', or who's just chucked a fresh rear in to get their brain focused for Q1.