Misano MotoGP: Marc Marquez rebounds from Friday crash to top FP3

Marc Marquez rebounded from his Friday crash to top third practice for MotoGP's San Marino Grand Prix at Misano on Saturday morning ahead of Maverick Vinales

Misano MotoGP: Marc Marquez rebounds from Friday crash to top FP3

In the second half of the 45-minute session, Honda rider Marquez came close to lowering his own Friday benchmark several times before finally succeeding with a 1m33.472s.

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo and LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow both went quicker, only for Marquez to reclaim top spot with a minute left on the clock - and he then improve again with his final effort as the chequered flag fell.

The reigning champion was the only rider to go below the 1m33s barrier with a best time of 1m32.958s.

His closest challenger, sole factory Yamaha rider Yamaha Vinales, ended up 0.154-seconds short on his final lap.

Crutchlow was third quickest on Saturday morning - and had the fourth-best time overall - as FP2 pace-setter Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) finished third best in the combined classification by dint of his Friday effort.

Petrucci was ninthth quickest in FP3.

The factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Lorenzo were fourth and fifth in Saturday the Satuday session ahead of Johann Zarco (Tech 3 Yamaha), who crashed at Turn 13.

Zarco narrowly outpacing Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and Pedrosa, another faller when he came off his Honda at Turn 2.

Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro finished 10th to round out the top ten in FP3.

Lead Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone and Marc VDS Honda's Tito Rabat were both pushed out of the top 10 combined positions, and were therefore the fastest two riders to miss out on an automatic Q2 position.


Pos Rider Team Gap Laps
1 Marc Marquez Honda 1m32.958s 25
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 0.154s 20
3 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.282s 21
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0.376s 19
5 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 0.456s 19
6 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha 0.626s 18
7 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 0.668s 20
8 Dani Pedrosa Honda 0.715s 19
9 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 0.844s 21
10 Michele Pirro Ducati 0.878s 18
11 Jack Miller MVDS Honda 1.052s 20
12 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati 1.154s 22
13 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati 1.186s 19
14 Tito Rabat MVDS Honda 1.197s 20
15 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 1.245s 18
16 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1.305s 21
17 Pol Espargaro KTM 1.349s 20
18 Alex Rins Suzuki 1.413s 21
19 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati 1.462s 20
20 Jonas Folger Tech3 Yamaha 1.574s 21
21 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati 1.862s 19
22 Bradley Smith KTM 2.063s 19
23 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2.174s 13

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