Marquez dominates Practice 3 at Red Bull Ring

Marquez drags a knee on the ground on practice. If he has to he has been known to take the bike over to his elbow to gain more speed or pass his inferior rivals
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.

Practice 3 Results

POS RIDER TEAM TIME GAP LAPS
1 Marc Marquez Honda 1m23.251s 0.000s 25
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 1m23.591s 0.340s 23
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m23.593s 0.342s 22
4 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1m23.593s 0.342s 23
5 Fabio Quartararo Petronas Yamaha 1m23.637s 0.386s 24
6 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m23.702s 0.451s 24
7 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati 1m23.749s 0.498s 22
8 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda 1m23.764s 0.513s 23
9 Alex Rins Suzuki 1m23.974s 0.723s 26
10 Pol Espargaro KTM 1m24.016s 0.765s 22
11 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m24.068s 0.817s 22
12 Miguel Oliveira Tech3 KTM 1m24.095s 0.844s 23
13 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha 1m24.166s 0.915s 21
14 Johann Zarco KTM 1m24.333s 1.082s 22
15 Francesco Bagnaia Pramac Ducati 1m24.472s 1.221s 20
16 Tito Rabat Avintia Ducati 1m24.480s 1.229s 19
17 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1m24.616s 1.365s 21
18 Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1m24.658s 1.407s 21
19 Karel Abraham Avintia Ducati 1m24.740s 1.489s 21
20 Stefan Bradl Honda 1m24.770s 1.519s 23
21 Hafizh Syahrin Tech3 KTM 1m24.775s 1.524s 18

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