Spanish MotoGP FP3 Results: Quartararo record as Rins, Marquez argue

Fabio Quartararo sets fierce pace in FP3 at Jerez as Alex Rins and Marc Marquez remonstrate after the former is blocked by the six-time MotoGP champ

Fabio Quartararo - Petronas SRT Yamaha 1200

Fabio Quartararo turned in a new lap record at Jerez as he rose to the fore in the Spanish MotoGP FP3 session, while Alex Rins missed out on the Q2 cut after getting caught up with his old foe Marc Marquez.

Only 15th quickest at the end of FP2 after losing track time in the quicker FP1 session yesterday, Quartararo quickly stamped his mark on proceedings when it mattered in FP3 to set a record 1min 36.860s lap on the Petronas SRT Yamaha.

Even so, he was chased hard by Jack Miller, who consolidated his status as Ducati’s fastest representative this weekend so far with second quickest, a tenth down on Quartararo.

Joan Mir turned in the third fastest time as the only Suzuki rider to make it into Q2, though he might have been joined by Alex Rins had the Spaniard not seemingly been blocked  by Marc Marquez, who pulled across him on the racing line despite not being on a quick lap, prompting some furious gesticulation from his rival.

Marquez himself was fourth, ahead of Maverick Vinales, Cal Crutchlow, Franco Morbidelli, Valentino Rossi, Pecco Bagnaia and Andrea Dovizioso.

Having had three riders inside the top ten after FP2, no KTM rider made it through, while Aleix Espargaro was the best placed Aprilia rider in 16th.

Spanish MotoGP FP3 Results

Spanish MotoGP Results - Free Practice 3
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha SRT1m 36.806
2Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati1m 36.858
3Joan MirESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar1m 36.908
4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda Team1m 37.029
5Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP1m 37.046
6Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda1m 37.099
7Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha SRT1m 37.112
8Valentino RossiITAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP1m 37.130
8Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati1m 37.171
10Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team1m 37.185
11Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory Racing1m 37.223
12Alex RinsSPATeam Suzuki Ecstar1m 37.307
13Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team1m 37.363
14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda1m 37.462
15Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia Racing Ducati1m 37.629
16Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory Racing1m 37.655
17Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing Team Gresini1m 37.701
18Tito RabatESPReale Avintia Racing Ducati1m 37.714
19Alex MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team1m 37.749
20Iker LecuonaESPRed Bull KTM Tech31m 37.761
21Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech31m 37.071
22Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Racing Team Gresini1m 38.229