Marquez dominates wet Brno MotoGP FP3

Honda's Marc Marquez dominated a wet third MotoGP practice ahead of the Czech Grand Prix, as Suzuki wildcard Sylvain Guintoli was an impressive third

Marquez dominates wet Brno MotoGP FP3

Despite no rain falling on track during the 45-minute session and a dry line starting to emerge towards the end, all riders spent the entire session on wet tyres.

Marquez established himself in the lead with his very first lap of 2m08.277s and improved several times early on, keeping a dominant two-second gap over the rest of the field.

His last fast lap was a 2m04.279s, set after the opening 10 minutes, and this remained the benchmark time until the finish.

The field gradually closed the gap, with Guintoli moving up to second, nine tenths off Marquez's time, before Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales also improved.

Vinales ended up taking second with a deficit of 0.588s behind Marquez, while Guintoli securing third.

Danilo Petrucci was fourth on the best of the Ducatis, followed by the Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo (Petronas SRT), who impressed in his first proper wet MotoGP session.

As did Joan Mir, who brought the second Suzuki into the top 10 in seventh, followed by KTM's Pol Espargaro, whose Tech 3 counterpart Miguel Oliveira was ninth. Andrea Iannone (Aprilia) completed the top 10.

Last year's Brno race winner Andrea Dovizioso spent session outside of the top 10 and ended up 13th, 2.3s slower than Marquez.

The wet running on Saturday morning meant no improvements on the combined order were made, with the automatic Q2 qualifiers bagging their place based on Friday's running.

Quartararo set the pace in FP2 by 0.023s from Marquez, with Pramac's Jack Miller, Dovizioso and Vinales rounding out the top five on the combined order.

The final Q2 places were secured by Alex Rins on the Suzuki, the sister SRT bike of Franco Morbidelli, Cal Crutchlow (LCR), Rossi and Petrucci.

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 2m04.279s - 9
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha Yamaha 2m04.867s 0.588s 14
3 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki Suzuki 2m05.173s 0.894s 7
4 Danilo Petrucci Ducati Ducati 2m05.410s 1.131s 9
5 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 2m05.731s 1.452s 17
6 Fabio Quartararo Petronas Yamaha Yamaha 2m06.219s 1.940s 17
7 Joan Mir Suzuki Suzuki 2m06.328s 2.049s 15
8 Pol Espargaro KTM KTM 2m06.335s 2.056s 11
9 Miguel Oliveira Tech3 KTM KTM 2m06.345s 2.066s 13
10 Andrea Iannone Aprilia Aprilia 2m06.381s 2.102s 13
11 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 2m06.527s 2.248s 14
12 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati Ducati 2m06.539s 2.260s 7
13 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 2m06.599s 2.320s 15
14 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha Yamaha 2m06.616s 2.337s 13
15 Alex Rins Suzuki Suzuki 2m06.779s 2.500s 14
16 Johann Zarco KTM KTM 2m07.031s 2.752s 16
17 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Aprilia 2m07.114s 2.835s 10
18 Karel Abraham Avintia Ducati Ducati 2m07.383s 3.104s 14
19 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda Honda 2m07.414s 3.135s 16
20 Stefan Bradl Honda Honda 2m07.872s 3.593s 12
21 Francesco Bagnaia Pramac Ducati Ducati 2m07.944s 3.665s 12
22 Tito Rabat Avintia Ducati Ducati 2m08.199s 3.920s 16
23 Hafizh Syahrin Tech3 KTM KTM 2m08.325s 4.046s 15

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