2021 Le Mans MotoGP FP4 Result: Quartararo Fastest In Intermittent Drizzle

The typical changing conditions in Le Mans left the premier class in a confusing situation, as they started the final practice session on slick rubber fit for a drying track but clouds changed their mind and started shedding more water so the woolly hats went back on while riders waited for Le Mans to make up its mind. The track finally got busy for the final 15 minutes of the session, when Fabio Quartararo went fastest on a drying track, but only seven thousandths of a second ahead of Alex Rins. Franco Morbidelli finished third despite slightly twisting his ankle in a practice bike swap at the end of FP3.

The Repsol Honda duo of Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez completed the top five, although both riders took a tumble within seconds of each other in the final handful of minutes, as rain started falling once more. Miguel Oliveira and Joan Mir were also within two tenths of a second of the leader, with Takaaki Nakgami, teammate Alex Marquez and Iker Lecuona rounding out the top ten. Maverick Viñales in 11th position was six tenths off top spot, while Johann Zarco and Jack Miller did the most running but were only 16th and 17th in the end.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.857    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.864 0.007 0.007
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.872 0.015 0.008
4 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'32.904 0.047 0.032
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.004 0.147 0.100
6 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'33.042 0.185 0.038
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'33.056 0.199 0.014
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'33.320 0.463 0.264
9 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.447 0.590 0.127
10 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.474 0.617 0.027
11 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'33.482 0.625 0.008
12 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'33.766 0.909 0.284
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.811 0.954 0.045
14 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'33.905 1.048 0.094
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'33.944 1.087 0.039
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'33.948 1.091 0.004
17 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'34.043 1.186 0.095
18 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'34.135 1.278 0.092
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'34.229 1.372 0.094
20 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'34.309 1.452 0.080
21 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'34.384 1.527 0.075
22 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'34.542 1.685 0.158
Round Number: 
5
2021
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