Marquez drags a knee on the ground in practice. If he has to he has been known to take the bike over to his elbow to gain more speed
With a new carbon-reinforced chassis to work with, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez dominated practice 3 at the Red Bull Ring, beating Maverick Vinales by over three tenths of a second on Saturday morning.
Marquez used new soft rear tire to set the best time of 1m23.251s.
The factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci set identical times to take third and fourth, just 0.002s slower than Vinales bet they are sandbagging and when qualifying rolls around the Italian team will unleash more HP and they are a threat to Marquez for pole.
Yamaha riders Quartararo and Rossi completed the top six, while the third Ducati GP19 of Jack Miller (Pramac) secured seventh.
Jorge Lorenzo's works Honda stand-in Stefan Bradl, a defeated man, ending up only 20th while his teammate is quickest.
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