German MotoGP - Free Practice (3) Results

Free Practice (3) results from the 2019 German MotoGP at Sachsenring, round 9 of 19.
German MotoGP - Free Practice (3) Results

UPDATE on Fabio Quartararo:

Marquez pips Quartararo for the top spot in Free Practice 3 at the German MotoGP, after a close duel on soft rear tyres at the end of the session.

But the French rookie finished FP3 in pain after a big tank slapper on the downhill plunge from the waterfall corner. Although the Petronas rider stayed on, he is now having a possible shoulder injury examined.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of qualifying, but many struggled to make the soft rear work and the likes of Rossi and Dovizioso will need to take part in Qualifying 1.

Marquez, who has the new frame with carbon fibre bracing available this weekend, is seeking his tenth successive pole and race victory at the Sachsenring.

Team-mate Jorge Lorenzo is absent after fractures to his vertebrae last weekend at Assen and is being replaced by HRC test and wild-card rider Bradl. LCR riders Nakagami and Crutchlow are both carrying leg injuries, the Japanese from Assen and the Englishman from a bicycle accident.

Bagnaia, who missed FP2 after a big Friday morning fall, was back in action this morning but clearly still suffering.

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German MotoGP - Free Practice (3) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1=Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'20.347s25/26295k
2^1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+0.168s14/22290k
3^1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.287s20/22294k
4^2Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.306s20/21296k
5˅3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.332s22/23293k
6^6Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.486s20/22291k
7^1Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.520s17/22292k
8˅1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+0.544s20/23297k
9^4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+0.639s18/22293k
10˅5Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.672s18/19296k
11˅1Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.679s23/25291k
12˅1Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.739s4/18296k
13^2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.778s21/24289k
14˅5Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.837s20/22296k
15^3Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.028s23/23292k
16=Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.034s22/25292k
17^2Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.088s20/20293k
18˅4Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.096s24/24296k
19^2Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.264s21/22291k
20˅3Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.485s19/21293k
21˅1Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.625s7/19290k
22=Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.803s18/21294k

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.
* Rookie.

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)
  2. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*
  3. Maverick Vinales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  4. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)
  5. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
  6. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19)
  8. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19)
  9. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*
  10. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)

Fastest Friday time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 20.705s (FP2)

Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 20.270s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jonas Folger GER Yamaha1m 21.442s (2017)

By Peter McLaren