MotoGP 2021. Catalunya GP in Barcelona: Franco Morbidelli is the fastest in FP3 – MotoGP

MotoGP 2021. Catalunya GP in Barcelona: Franco Morbidelli is the fastest in FP3 – MotoGP
MotoGP 2021. Catalunya GP in Barcelona: Franco Morbidelli is the fastest in FP3 – MotoGP

MONTMELÒ Cool and almost ideal temperature: the rubber choice is almost unique for the back medium. With some exceptions, like Johann Zarco who does many laps with the hard, to check the grip for the race: he runs at an interesting pace.

The Yamaha however they remain the reference on the pace, but also on the flying lap, with a Franco Morbidelli in great shape who conquers the best time in 1’38”929: Franco is driving very well, he is really very constant, in this session it was the most consistently fast.

Good news. Fabio Quartararo closes in second place for nothing (0 “046), with a pace slightly lower than that of his former teammate: he is a Quartararo always very effective, but a little less (a little, eh) than in Mugello.

Miguel Oliveira instead brings the Ktm in third place, with Brad Binder sixth: the Moto3 world champion also rode for a long time with the hard at the rear, very valid option for the Austrian motorcycle.

Rossi in the 10

After the very difficult FP2, Valentino Rossi he was the protagonist of a good turn, with a more than decent consistency, up to the final attack with soft tires, which brought him to tenth position at 0 “497 from Morbidelli, thanks also to the reference of Aleix Espargaro, excellent fifth with theAprilia.

After so many difficulties, finally a more than decent performance for the champion, probably back to yesterday morning’s set-up. Now it will be necessary to see if it will be confirmed even with the heat of the afternoon, but in the meantime it can celebrate the direct passage in Q2.

Bagnaia good consistency

The first Ducati is that of Pecco Bagnaia, fourth at 0 ”144: on the flying lap, Pecco is always at ease, but his pace has also improved compared to yesterday. It is not yet at the level of the fastest, but the right path has been taken.

The Ducati it also has Johann Zarco in the ten (seventh), while Jack Miller seems to be struggling again: he is only 11th and will have to pass from the Q1.

Mir ninth

Good step forward for Joan Mir, climbed to ninth place, with a Suzuki that on the distance it seems very, very competitive: if the world champion finally manages to make a good qualification, then victory could also be at stake.

At the box he has seen himself again Alex Kidneys, operated yesterday on the right radio after Thursday’s collision on a bicycle on the straight of the circuit with a car. “I hope to return to the Sachsenring”Said Alex, who is going through a really tough time.

Honda out of 10

As it is a really critical time for the Honda: all drivers must pass from Q1, with Takaaki Nakagami 12esimo, Pol Espargaro 13esimo, Marc Marquez 15esimo

E Alex Marquez 18esimo. An unprecedented disaster: tonight, Lucio Cecchinello, live, he will explain the reasons for this profound crisis.

I 10 in Q2

Here are the pilots who go straight in Q2: Morbidelli, Quartararo, Oliveira, Bagnaia, A.Espargaro, Binder, Zarco, Vinales, Mir and Rossi.

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Review the commentary from free practice in Barcelona with Zam and Davide Tardozzi, Ducati Team Manager

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Catalunya GP 2021 – The FP3 classification

Pos. On one. The ball Nation Team Motorcycle Km/h Date and time Distance 1st / Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 340.6 1’38.929
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FROM Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 343.9 1’38.975 0.046 / 0.046
3 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA FOR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 350.6 1’39.051 0.122 / 0.076
4 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 351.7 1’39.073 0.144 / 0.022
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 347.2 1’39.079 0.150 / 0.006
6 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 348.3 1’39.166 0.237 / 0.087
7 12 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 342.8 1’39.282 0.353 / 0.116
8 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 343.9 1’39.324 0.395 / 0.042
9 46 Valentino Rossi ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 343.9 1’39.426 0.497 / 0.102
10 43 Jack MILLER OUT Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 351.7 1’39.495 0.566 / 0.069
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 346.1 1’39.498 0.569 / 0.003
12 44 In ESPARGARO SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 346.1 1’39.519 0.590 / 0.021
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 342.8 1’39.689 0.760 / 0.170
14 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 348.3 1’39.701 0.772 / 0.012
15 5 Johann ZARCO FROM Pramac Racing Ducati 352.9 1’39.760 0.831 / 0.059
16 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 352.9 1’39.816 0.887 / 0.056
17 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 347.2 1’39.918 0.989 / 0.102
18 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 345.0 1’39.928 0.999 / 0.010
19 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY VR46 Avintia Ducati 345.0 1’40.075 1.146 / 0.147
20 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Avintia Esponsorama Ducati 347.2 1’40.743 1.814 / 0.668
21 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 342.8 1’41.180 2.251 / 0.437

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