Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates FP3 ahead of Marquez and Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo smashed his own Misano track record in third free practice of the San Marino Grand Prix, finishing the session well clear of his rivals.

The Spaniard, a three-time winner of the race, had run new aerodynamic winglets late in FP2 to set the best time, but had no need them this morning to achieve the same feat.

While Lorenzo and Marquez ran high-1m33s early in the session, Pedrosa broke up their dominance, slotting in within 0.02s of Lorenzo's FP2 benchmark.

Yet the frontrunners would go on to be largely inactive for most of the session and the FP2 time stood until that man Lorenzo took a full seven tenths off his lap record with 1m32.192s.

Marquez responded shortly, posing a time two tenths behind Lorenzo, but would not match his compatriot and had to do with second.

At the chequered flag, Valentino Rossi moved up to third, beating Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso by just 0.009s but trailing his teammate Lorenzo by six tenths.

Pedrosa ended up fifth, with Michele Pirro and Bradley Smith posting late improvements to leapfrog Andrea Iannone, whose first bike had expired on-track early in the session.

The list of automatic qualifiers to Q2 was made up by Pol Espargaro and Danilo Petrucci, fresh off his first podium at Silverstone.

Cal Crutchlow just missed out at the last second, as did the two Suzukis of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales.

Eugene Laverty and local hero Alex de Angelis were the two riders to fall during FP3.

Pos. Rider Bike Time Delay Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'32.192   19
2 Marc Marquez Honda 1'32.421 0.229 20
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.793 0.601 22
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.802 0.610 20
5 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'32.855 0.663 21
6 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'32.930 0.738 17
7 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'32.960 0.768 22
8 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'32.960 0.768 19
9 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'33.012 0.820 20
10 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.013 0.821 18
11 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.160 0.968 18
12 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'33.195 1.003 17
13 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1'33.245 1.053 19
14 Scott Redding Honda 1'33.335 1.143 21
15 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.170 1.978 19
16 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'34.194 2.002 18
17 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'34.265 2.073 17
18 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'34.337 2.145 22
19 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'34.430 2.238 19
20 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'34.434 2.242 20
21 Jack Miller Honda 1'34.497 2.305 19
22 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'34.548 2.356 15
23 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'35.441 3.249 14
24 Alex de Angelis ART/Aprilia 1'35.791 3.599 19
25 Karel Abraham Honda 1'36.016 3.824 14
26 Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward 1'36.587 4.395 16

 

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Series MotoGP
Event San Marino GP
Sub-event Saturday practice
Track Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Jorge Lorenzo , Marc Marquez
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Article type Practice report