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Sport Catalunya MotoGP: Quartararo leads FP3 as Dovizoso misses Q2 spot

14:30  26 september  2020
14:30  26 september  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Fabio Quartararo set a new lap record in MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix FP 3 to lead the session by 0.052 seconds, while Alex Rins missed the Q 2 qualifying cut. Around 10 minutes after Rins set his lap, Pramac Ducati's Jack Miller took over top spot on the individual FP 3 timesheet with a 1m37.375s

Petronas SRT Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo led the way in second MotoGP practice of the Catalan Grand Prix weekend, beating Andrea Dovizioso by Maverick Vinales is the only Yamaha rider without a provisional Q 2 spot , as he ended FP2 a spot behind Lorenzo. KTM's Johann Zarco and Suzuki's

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Quartararo leads FP3 as Dovizoso misses Q2 spot © LAT Images Quartararo leads FP3 as Dovizoso misses Q2 spot

Fabio Quartararo beat Yamaha stablemate Maverick Vinales by 0.044 seconds in MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix FP3 as championship leader Andrea Dovizioso missed a Q2 place.

The Ducatis struggled in the low-grip and windy conditions on Friday and didn't do any running on soft rubber in FP2, which meant Danilo Petrucci went out on the compound at the start of FP3 and set the early pace with a 1m40.783s.

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Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) continued to reign at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana after topping the FP 3 timesheets. Petrucci leads factory Ducati teammate Dovizioso in P7 and P8 respectively, while Joan Mir sits as the only automatic Q 2 Team Suzuki Ecstar

This was quickly beaten by Petronas SRT's Quartararo with a 1m40.476s, which he bettered to a 1m40.359s moments later.

Franco Morbidelli's 1m39.789s from FP2 still stood as the fastest lap on combined times for the first half of the third session, though team-mate Quartararo started to put this under threat with 15 minutes to go.

A brake issue for Quartararo at the end of FP2 stopped him from doing a time attack, but he made up for this with a 1m39.786s to go fastest overall.

Others joined Quartararo in switching to soft rubber as they placed their bids for an automatic Q2 place, with KTM's Pol Espargaro edging ahead of the SRT rider with a 1m39.756s.

Emilia Romagna GP race winner Vinales was the next rider to begin lighting up the timing screens, the Spaniard guiding his works Yamaha to a 1m39.687s with just over seven minutes to go.

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Suzuki's Joan Mir led third practice for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix in a tight session by 0.151 seconds, while Valentino Rossi missed the Q 2 cut in Quartararo 's 1m24.186s five minutes into the session put him ninth overall and top on the individual timesheet, though was soon deposed by

Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo led the way in second MotoGP practice of the Barcelona weekend. The Catalunya circuit was hit by a sprinkle of rain late in the preceding Moto 3 practice session, but this did Maverick Vinales is the only Yamaha rider without a provisional Q 2 spot , as he

Vinales found more time on his following tour to improve to a 1m39.462s to go just under two tenths clear of the field.

As the chequered flag came out, Vinales looked set to hold onto top spot - but Quartararo had other ideas, finding a sliver of time on his final effort to produce a 1m39.418s to head into qualifying this afternoon as the rider to beat.

a man racing a motorcycle on the side of a road: Quartararo leads FP3 as Dovizoso misses Q2 spot © LAT Images Quartararo leads FP3 as Dovizoso misses Q2 spot

Tech3 KTM's Miguel Oliveira leaped up to third late on ahead of Petrucci, whose final lap of 1m39.702s ensured he would be the only GP20-mounted Ducati rider in the top 10.

He creeped ahead of Avintia's Johann Zarco on the year-old Ducati, with Pol Espargaro heading Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi on the Yamahas.

Brad Binder bagged a direct place into Q2 on his KTM late on in ninth, with Suzuki's Joan Mir securing the final spot in 10th at the expense of Pramac pair Francesco Bagnaia, Jack Miller and the factory Ducati of Dovizioso.

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Fabio Quartararo led MotoGP Dutch TT third practice by 0.109 seconds with a new lap record, while fellow Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi missed Q 2 after His team-mate Maverick Vinales and Petronas SRT's Quartararo traded top spot on the FP 3 timesheet in the early stages, with the works Yamaha

Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo led the way in second MotoGP practice of the Barcelona weekend. The Catalunya circuit was hit by a sprinkle of rain late in the preceding Moto 3 practice session, but this did Maverick Vinales is the only Yamaha rider without a provisional Q 2 spot , as he

Alex Rins also failed to make the Q2 cut in 14th on his Suzuki, with the LCR pair of Takaaki Nakagami and Cal Crutchlow also missing out after late crashes for both.

The conditions also caught out Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro in 17th and Tech3's Iker Lecuona in 21st, who registered his third crash of the weekend.

Such are the fine margins in MotoGP in 2020, the top 20 from Quartararo down to Avintia's Tito Rabat were covered by just 0.923s.

Catalan MotoGP - FP3 results

PosRiderTeamGap
1Fabio QuartararoPetronas Yamaha1m39.418s
2Maverick VinalesYamaha0.044s
3Miguel OliveiraTech3 KTM0.089s
4Danilo PetrucciDucati0.284s
5Johann ZarcoAvintia Ducati0.291s
6Pol EspargaroKTM0.338s
7Franco MorbidelliPetronas Yamaha0.356s
8Valentino RossiYamaha0.418s
9Brad BinderKTM0.423s
10Joan MirSuzuki0.444s
11Francesco BagnaiaPramac Ducati0.479s
12Jack MillerPramac Ducati0.501s
13Andrea DoviziosoDucati0.545s
14Alex RinsSuzuki0.598s
15Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda0.605s
16Cal CrutchlowLCR Honda0.653s
17Aleix EspargaroAprilia0.715s
18Bradley SmithAprilia0.808s
19Alex MarquezHonda0.865s
20Tito RabatAvintia Ducati0.923s
21Stefan BradlHonda1.480s
22Iker LecuonaTech3 KTM1.559s

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