Vinales tops FP3 at the Australian grand prix

News 26 Oct 2019

Vinales tops FP3 at the Australian grand prix

Di Giannantonio and Arbolino fastest in Moto2 and Moto3 FP3 sessions.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Spaniard Maverick Vinales continued to remain atop the timesheets in Saturday morning’s FP3 session at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, where just 12 riders made it out on track in the premier class.

The Monster Energy Yamaha rider set a best time of 1m31.338s in the windy conditions, edging out Marc Marquez’ (Repsol Honda) 1m31.577s and Pol Espargaro’s (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) 1m32.989s.

Johann Zarco was fourth in the session, in what is his first weekend aboard the LCR Honda, while Australian Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) locked out the top five.

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) returned after his heavy crash yesterday for sixth, followed by Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT), and Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing).

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Vinales’ 1m28.824s from FP2 sees him still hold top spot in the combined results, joined in the top three by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda).

Moto2 FP3 belonged to Beta Tools Speed Up’s Fabio Di Giannantonio, who set a time of 1m33.555s to edge out Marco Bezzecchi (Red Bull KTM Tech3) and Australian Remy Gardner (SAG Racing).

Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) still holds the top spot on the combined timesheets after blitzing the fielding in Friday’s sessions, where he’s followed by teammate Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Beta Tools Speed Up’s Jorge Navarro. Gardner is ranked 16th in the combined times.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) topped the timesheets with a 1m38.492s to head Filip Salac (Redox PrüstelGP) and Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing) in the FP3 of the Moto2 category.

It was Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) who led Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) and Albert Arenas (Gaviota Angel Nieto Team) in the combined times after stronger track conditions during Friday’s FP2, while Australian wildcard Yannis Shaw (Double Six Motor Sport) was 30th, followed by New Zealand wildcard Rogan Chandler (Double Six Motor Sport).

Detailed results

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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