MotoGP Misano, FP3: Zarco first. Quartararo and Bagnaia pass from Q1

MotoGP Misano, FP3: Zarco first. Quartararo and Bagnaia pass from Q1
MotoGP Misano, FP3: Zarco first. Quartararo and Bagnaia pass from Q1

In the wet Free 3s the Ducatis fly with the Frenchman ahead of Jorge Martin and Jack Miller. Well Morbidelli, 7th on Yamaha, while Bagnaia finds himself by a whisker in Q1 together with the French world leader

Wet conditions for MotoGP too, just like yesterday, light rain and asphalt with a thin layer of water. The session starts in the worst way for Lorenzo Savadori, who crashed in turn 1. From the first results it seems that he may have broken his collarbone. After an entire day without dry conditions, the top class riders immediately began to lower their times: after 15 minutes Miller was still in command with less than a tenth of an advantage over Mir, followed by Marc Marquez, Zarco and Oliveira. Pecco Bagnaia always 6th, while Quartararo is close to the top-10: for the Frenchman it is essential to enter direct Q2. Rins falls instead at 13: nice bang and Gsx-RR almost to be thrown away, but luckily the Spaniard got up quickly to go to the pits and take the second bike.

The reds behind the Ktm

20 minutes from the end, Oliveira flies with his RC16 and prints a super lap in 1’40 ”591 in front of Martin and Bagnaia, both of whom have recovered. Then the Portuguese exaggerates at the exit of the 15 and slips without consequences. Quartararo is still in difficulty, 13th but a bit nervous to see that the times are not yet coming. The Ducatis are always incisive, with Miller 4th and Zarco 7th, while in the middle between the two are Mir and Marc Marquez. Also to keep an eye on are Marini, Lecuona and Petrucci, experts in the wet who close the ten who temporarily pass into Q2.


In the last 5 minutes Quartararo does everything possible but a mistake at the Quercia compromises his performance and for the first time this year he is forced to move from Q1. Fortunately for him, even Bagnaia fails to sink the blow and finds himself in eleventh position for only 136 thousandths. In front, instead, Ducati dominates with Zarco, Martin and Miller who put Oliveira, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro behind them. Morbidelli also did well, 7th, who seems to have found a good setting on his Yamaha. Also Aleix Espargaro with Aprilia, Petrucci and Marini enter directly into Q2. Valentino Rossi is second to last behind his teammate Andrea Dovizioso.


Here is the situation of the combined after Free Practice 3. Most of the drivers have improved and the top 10 go straight into Q2:
1.Zarco (Fra – Ducati), 1’40 ”384
2.Martin (Spa – Ducati), +0.087
3.Miller (Aus – Ducati), +0.136
4.Oliveira (By – Ktm), +0.448
5.M. Marquez (Spa – Honda), +0.471
6.P. Espargaro (Spa – Honda), +0.541
7.Morbidelli (Ita – Yamaha), +0.558
8.A. Espargaro (Spa – Aprilia), +0.580
9. Petrucci (Ita – Ktm), +0.583
10.Marini (Ita – Ducati), +0.601
11.Bagnaia (Ita – Ducati), +0.737
12.Mir (Spa – Suzuki), +0.745
13.Pirro (Ita – Ducati), +0.784
14.Lecuona (Spa – Ktm), +0.852
15.Quartararo (Fra – Yamaha), +0.891
16.Binder (Rsa – Ktm), +1.101
17.Vinales (Spa – Aprilia), +1.154
18.Bastianini (Ita – Ducati), +1.407
19.A. Marquez (Spa – Honda), +1.492
20.Nakagami (Giap – Honda), +1.504
21.Rins (Spa – Suzuki), +1.639
22.Dovizioso (Ita – Yamaha), +1.867
23.Rossi (Ita – Yamaha), +2.217
24.Savadori (Ita – Aprilia), +2.232

October 23, 2021 (change October 23, 2021 | 11:01 am)



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