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29 days ago
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Marquez quickest in FP4 at a drying Motegi

Nearly all of the MotoGP™ riders switched across to slick tyres as a dry line formed at the Twin-Ring Motegi circuit

Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez ended 1.342 seconds clear of anybody else during FP4 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan as a dry line formed around the Twin Ring Motegi circuit for the first time on Saturday. All MotoGP™ riders as a result made the switch to slick tyres in the closing stages, with the newly-crowned World Champion able to manage the mixed conditions best.

Marquez was over a second clear of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales, who himself was nearly four tenths ahead of Petronas Sprinta Racing's Fabio Quartararo. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Castrol Honda) ended the session fourth quickest, with Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi completing the top five.

With the track now beginning dry, the gloves will be well and truly off when MotoGP™ Q1 and Q2 gets underway. Don't miss it!

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