Oliveira and Morbidelli progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marquez returned to action today, just four days after surgery to plate a fractured right arm.

The Repsol Honda rider went out at the start of Qualifying 1, but then pitted without doing a flying lap and walked straight out of the back of the pits and did not set a lap time.

Younger brother Alex then fell at the end of Qualifying 1 and, unfortunately, looked to be nursing his right arm...

 Crutchlow (wrist fracture) and Rins (dislocated shoulder) made their comebacks on Friday, although Rins sat out FP3 this morning.

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Andalucia MotoGP - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
3Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)
4Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)
5Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)
6Aleix EspargaroITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
7Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
8Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)
9Bradley SmithGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
10Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
11Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
12Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)

* Rookie.

Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 36.705s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

 

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