Vinales tops Practice 3 as Marquez returns

Maverick Vinales
Maverick Vinales

All eyes were on Marc Marquez's return to action just six days after fracturing his humerus last weekend, but it was Maverick Vinales who blitzed the Jerez lap record to lead MotoGP Andalusian Grand Prix Practice 3 at Jerez.

Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) set a new Jerez lap record to edge out Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – a 1:36.584 for the Spaniard, Quartararo 0.059 off. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) completed the top three.

In the end, Marc Marquez would finish 19th, 1.2sec off the all-time lap record after completing 18 laps. Will we see the eight-time Champion in practice 4, qualifying and the race, or is the pain just too great?

Practice 3 Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nat Bike Time Behind Gap
1 12 Maverick VIÃ'ALES SPA Yamaha 1'36.584 0.000 0.000
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Yamaha 1'36.643 0.059 0.059
3 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati 1'36.710 0.126 0.067
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Honda 1'36.842 0.258 0.132
5 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati 1'36.847 0.263 0.005
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati 1'36.937 0.353 0.090
7 33 Brad BINDER RSA KTM 1'36.938 0.354 0.001
8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha 1'36.988 0.404 0.050
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA KTM 1'36.995 0.411 0.007
10 36 Joan MIR SPA Suzuki 1'37.053 0.469 0.058
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia 1'37.070 0.486 0.017
12 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Yamaha 1'37.180 0.596 0.110
13 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR KTM 1'37.278 0.694 0.098
14 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati 1'37.295 0.711 0.017
15 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Ducati 1'37.304 0.720 0.009
16 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Honda 1'37.557 0.973 0.253
17 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Honda 1'37.621 1.037 0.064
18 53 Tito RABAT SPA Ducati 1'37.828 1.244 0.207
19 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Honda 1'37.882 1.298 0.054
20 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Aprilia 1'38.016 1.432 0.134
21 27 Iker LECUONA SPA KTM 1'38.360 1.776 0.344
42 Alex RINS SPA Suzuki No Time N/A N/A
Marquez tests out broken arm
Marquez tests out broken arm

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