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Ahead of qualifying, Johann Zarco has put his Pramac Ducati at the top spot in FP4, showing the Frenchman has good race pace.

The wind continued to blow as FP4 got underway in Losail, but unlike FP3, all riders were out on track as this session was the final chance to understand the race pace ahead of tomorrow.

As the first runs of the session came to an end, Zarco led the way with a 1m54.543s lap, showing the Pramac continues to perform well under the lights.

Stefan Bradl dropped his Honda into the gravel at Turn 13 with just under five minutes remaining in the session, putting an early end to FP4 for the German.

Zarco’s lap-time remained the same at the chequered flag, with Maverick Vinales ending in second, 0.155s behind.

Joan Mir put in a good time for Suzuki in third, ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli.

Alex Rins ended FP4 in sixth, with Aleix Espargaro 0.051s behind the Suzuki.

Jorge Martin continues to look strong this weekend in eighth, ahead of Pecco Bagnaia and Bradl.

Miguel Oliveira put his KTM in 11th, with the two Esponsorama riders of Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini in 12th and 13th.

The second factory Honda of Pol Espargaro finished in 14th, 0.025s ahead of Alex Marquez, with Iker Lecuona in 16th.

Brad Binder took 17th in FP4, ahead of Jack Miller, who may be concerned with the pace that could only put him in 18th.

Danilo Petrucci and Taka Nakagami rounded out the top-20 riders, with Valentino Rossi and Lorenzo Savadori finishing in 21st and 22nd.

FP4 gives a good signal of which riders look strong ahead of tomorrow’s race, and Zarco will be confident with the pace he has shown on the Pramac.

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