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By motogp.com

Zarco fastest, Aleix Espargaro highsides in FP4

A painful incident for the FP3 pace-setter marred the final session before qualifying

Prima Pramac Racing’s Johann Zarco went fastest in MotoGP™ FP4 at the Monster Energy British Grand Prix but the biggest news out of the session was a sickening highside for Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro. The man who has set the fastest lap so far this weekend at the Silverstone Circuit was thrown from his RS-GP early in the session at the high-speed Farm corner and initially stretchered away from the scene. Thankfully, after undergoing x-rays at the medical centre, Espargaro has been declared fit as his Aprilia team prepares his second bike for Q2.

As far as the stopwatch is concerned, Zarco came out on top on a 1:59.005, from Aprilia Racing’s Maverick Viñales on a 1:59.055, the Ducati Lenovo Team’s Jack Miller on a 1:59.106, and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira on a 1:59.297. World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo rounded out the top five with a 1:59.332 on his Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ entry. The half-hour session featured several incidents, with Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) and Darryn Binder (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team) also crashing, while Raul Fernandez (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) suffered an apparent engine failure.

MotoGP™ FP4 Top 10

1. Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) – 1:59.005
2. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) + 0.050
3. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 0.101
4. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.292
5. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) + 0.327
6. Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) + 0.533
7. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.701
8. Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) + 0.730
9. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.747
10. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.821

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