MotoGP: Bagnaia tops third Misano practice

Francesco Bagnaia will head into Saturday’s qualifying as the premier class’ fastest rider, with the Ducati man’s 1:31.936 giving him 0.039s to spare over Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) as the two look set to duel it out at the Octo Grand Prix of San Marino. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) will also want to be part of that conversation, and the Aussie sits third on the timesheets.

As usual, the once great Marc Marquez crashed again.  He has not been the same rider since his serious arm injury, and may never be the same again.

Who made Q2, and who’s in Q1?

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) ensured both GSX-RR’s will be in Q2 while Johann Zarco left it late to make his move, but in the end,  it was good enough for P7. He’ll be joined by Pramac Racing teammates Jorge Martin and Michele Pirro, who finished just behind Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team).

There are some big names who will scrap it out in Q1, with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) having his best time cancelled for exceeding track limits. He and Marquez will be joined by some other big hitters like Red Bull KTM’s Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira, as well as the returning Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP).

Practice 3 Results

Pos Name Team Bike Time Behind Gap
1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1m31.936s  +0.000s  +0.000s
2 Fabio Quartararo Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1m31.975s +0.039s +0.039s
3 Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1m32.089s +0.153s +0.114s
4 Joan Mir Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1m32.136s +0.2s +0.047s
5 Maverick Viñales Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1m32.2s +0.264s +0.064s
6 Alex Rins Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1m32.324s +0.388s +0.124s
7 Johann Zarco Pramac Racing Ducati 1m32.364s +0.428s +0.04s
8 Pol Espargaró Repsol Honda Team Honda 1m32.416s +0.48s +0.052s
9 Jorge Martin Pramac Racing Ducati 1m32.427s +0.491s +0.011s
10 Michele Pirro Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1m32.432s +0.496s +0.005s
11 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 1m32.481s +0.545s +0.049s
12 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda Team Honda 1m32.55s +0.614s +0.069s
13 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 1m32.637s +0.701s +0.087s
14 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1m32.644s +0.708s +0.007s
15 Alex Marquez LCR Honda Castrol Honda 1m32.807s +0.871s +0.163s
16 Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1m32.838s +0.902s +0.031s
17 Iker Lecuona Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m33.041s +1.105s +0.203s
18 Valentino Rossi Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1m33.053s +1.117s +0.012s
19 Enea Bastianini Avintia Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1m33.06s +1.124s +0.007s
20 Andrea Dovizioso Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1m33.074s +1.138s +0.014s
21 Luca Marini SKY VR46 Avintia Team Ducati 1m33.12s +1.184s +0.046s
22 Miguel Oliveira Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m33.235s +1.299s +0.115s
23 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m33.305s +1.369s +0.07s
24 Danilo Petrucci Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1m33.325s +1.389s +0.02s