ALCANIZ – It pushes hard in the FP3, but despite a 1’47 “track, the gaps are minimal: Johann Zarco, detached from 0 “402, is out of 10, between the first and the second only 0 ”023, between the first and fourth 0 ”058. Crazy.
The position, therefore, is not only determined by the skill of the rider and the competitiveness of the bike, but you have to be able to do it a practically perfect ride.
Like that of Fabio Quartararo, a point of reference also on the pace: he runs with a constancy as a reference, once again he seems to be the driver to beat. At least for now.
But also Joan Mir he seems to be in pretty good shape: if he manages to make a good qualifying, he can be one of the protagonists.
Aprilia always in front
In second place, once again, Aleix Espargaro, very comfortable on this track and very in tune with his bike. From the side of the track, you can see the difference between him and the new teammate, inevitably still not perfectly at ease with the RS-GP, less fluid than in the times of Yamaha.
But also Maverick Vinales he went fast, only 0 ”863 behind the top: that is to say, he reduced the difference with the first by a good two tenths. Maverick is doing things right, this is not the GP to make a result, as Massimo Rivola explained in yesterday’s live broadcast (you can find it on our YT channel). For Aleix another opportunity to exploit: he can do very well.
The first Ducati is that of Pecco Bagnaia, fourth: from the edge of the track, you can see a Pecco very comfortable with the bike, very safe when entering and braking, with a front end that is always nice and solid on the asphalt.
The Ducati has four bikes in the ten, with Jack Miller fifth, who worked hard for the race, Jorge Martin sixth and a very good Enea Bastianini tenth and for the first time directly in Q2.
Enea has been driving well since yesterday, he explained that he has changed a little approach to the GP: starting further than usual, it can do really well.
A little more was expected from Honda, seventh with Pol Espargaro (he did the time in the wake of his teammate) and eighth with Marc Marquez, fell once again during the shift, as did his brother Alex.
In some places, Marc seems comfortable on the RCV, in others he seems to struggle a lot: yesterday he was even indicated as one of the favorites, today there are fewer certainties.
Aragon GP 2021 – The FP3 classification
|Pos.||On one.||Rider||Nation||Team||Bike||Km/h||Time||Gap 1st/Prev.|
|1||20||Fabio QUARTARARO||FROM||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||339.6||1’46.926|
|2||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||345.0||1’46.949||0.023 / 0.023|
|3||36||Joan MIR||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||336.5||1’46.982||0.056 / 0.033|
|4||63||Francesco BAGNAIA||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||344.0||1’46.984||0.058 / 0.002|
|5||43||Jack MILLER||THE END||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||340.7||1’47.059||0.133 / 0.075|
|6||89||Jorge MARTIN||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||341.8||1’47.120||0.194 / 0.061|
|7||44||In ESPARGARO||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||344.0||1’47.134||0.208 / 0.014|
|8||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||339.6||1’47.185||0.259 / 0.051|
|9||30||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||JPN||LCR Honda IDEMITSU||Honda||339.6||1’47.256||0.330 / 0.071|
|10||23||Enea BASTIANINI||ITA||Avintia Esponsorama||Ducati||344.0||1’47.276||0.350 / 0.020|
|11||5||Johann ZARCO||FROM||Pramac Racing||Ducati||345.0||1’47.328||0.402 / 0.052|
|12||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||341.8||1’47.353||0.427 / 0.025|
|13||88||Miguel OLIVEIRA||BY||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||340.7||1’47.389||0.463 / 0.036|
|14||42||Alex Kidneys||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||344.0||1’47.396||0.470 / 0.007|
|15||46||Valentino Rossi||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||340.7||1’47.551||0.625 / 0.155|
|16||73||Alex MARQUEZ||SPA||LCR Honda CASTROL||Honda||341.8||1’47.673||0.747 / 0.122|
|17||12||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||339.6||1’47.789||0.863 / 0.116|
|18||33||Brad BINDER||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||349.5||1’47.805||0.879 / 0.016|
|19||27||Iker LECUONA||SPA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||344.0||1’47.829||0.903 / 0.024|
|20||10||Luca MARINI||ITA||SKY VR46 Avintia||Ducati||341.8||1’48.093||1.167 / 0.264|
|21||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||337.5||1’48.397||1.471 / 0.304|
|22||96||Jake DIXON||GBR||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||334.4||1’48.422||1.496 / 0.025|
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