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.
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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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|