Aragon MotoGP: Marc Marquez leads Honda one-two in practice three

Marc Marquez was fastest for Honda in third practice for MotoGP's Aragon Grand Prix

Aragon MotoGP: Marc Marquez leads Honda one-two in practice three

The reigning champion established himself at the top of the timehseets with a short early run, posting a 1m47.380s - the quickest lap of the weekend - to finish fastest.

Dani Pedrosa edged out current championship leader Valentino Rossi to make it a one-two for the factory Hondas, two tenths shy of his team-mate Marquez.

Jorge Lorenzo, fastest in both sessions on Friday, was fourth for Yamaha, ahead of Ducati rider Andrea Iannone, who jumped to fifth in the dying seconds of the session.

Cal Crutchlow ensured he will progress straight into the second part of qualifying with sixth quickest on the LCR Honda, a tenth clear of Pol Espargaro, the quickest of the Tech 3 riders.

Maverick Vinales was eighth, despite an early fall, ahead of Suzuki team-mate Aleix Espargaro.

Scott Redding ended the session in 10th, but the Marc VDS rider will have to face the opening part of qualifying, as he was just 12th fastest on the combined practice timesheets.

Redding will be joined in the battle to progress from the opening round of qualifying by Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Silverstone podium finisher Danilo Petrucci.

Bradley Smith was 11th in third practice after a brief fall at Turn 5, but will proceed straight into Q2 courtesy of his best lap from Friday.

Loris Baz, the Open class points leader, was taken to the medical centre after a big crash at Turn 2 on his out-lap.

His Forward team indicated he had not broken any bones.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m47.380s - 17
2 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m47.663s 0.283s 20
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m47.692s 0.312s 19
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m47.775s 0.395s 16
5 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m47.786s 0.406s 20
6 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m48.257s 0.877s 17
7 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m48.449s 1.069s 19
8 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m48.449s 1.069s 16
9 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m48.589s 1.209s 17
10 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 1m48.615s 1.235s 17
11 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m48.839s 1.459s 14
12 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m48.900s 1.520s 17
13 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1m49.112s 1.732s 17
14 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m49.237s 1.857s 17
15 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 1m49.238s 1.858s 15
16 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 1m49.464s 2.084s 15
17 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m49.581s 2.201s 18
18 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1m49.726s 2.346s 17
19 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1m49.890s 2.510s 17
20 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 1m50.181s 2.801s 17
21 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 1m50.485s 3.105s 17
22 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 1m51.292s 3.912s 14
23 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m51.312s 3.932s 12
24 Toni Elias Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m51.561s 4.181s 18
- Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward - - 0

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