Live MotoGP / Free Practice 3 GP Portugal 2022: Bagnaia and Bastianini from Q1 – Live

[Motomondiale] Good morning dear readers of passionate about MotoGP and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct report of the third free practice session of the Portuguese Grand Prix, fifth race of the 2022 world championship in the premier class.

PL3 completed

11.45 – This is the combined ranking of PL1, PL2 and PL3.
They enter Q2:
Oliveira (KTM), Mir (Suzuki), Quartararo (Yamaha), Brad Binder (KTM), Marc Marquez (Honda), Pol Espargarò (Honda), Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46), Zarco (Ducati Pramac), Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia) , Miller (Ducati).
They will start from Q1:
Vinales (Aprilia), Martin (Ducati Pramac), Bagnaia (Ducati), Morbidelli (Yamaha), Alex Marquez (Honda LCR), Marini (Ducati VR46), Dovizioso (Yamaha WithU), Gardner (KTM Tech3), Bastianini (Ducati Gresini ), Nakagami (Honda LCR), Fernandez (KTM Tech3), Rins (Suzuki), Di Giannantonio (Ducati Gresini), Darryn Binder (Yamaha WithU), Savadori (Aprilia).

11.40 – Checkered flag on the Portimao Free Practice 3 – Unchanged classification: home idol Miguel Oliveira (KTM) closes the session in the lead, behind him Joan Mir (Suzuki) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha).


11.38 – Hopes shipwrecked under water, no improvement. The pilots run 3 seconds slower than the reference times.

11.35 – Drivers en masse on the track, with the hope that the conditions on the track will allow for an improvement.
Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46) falls in Turn 1. The rain shows no sign of abating.

11.30 – Ten minutes to the end – In this session we always need a split look between the PL3 and the combined standings, which will designate the ten drivers who will compete directly in Q2. At the moment the ten qualified are:
1. Oliveira
2. Mir
3. Quartararo
4. Brad Binder
5. Marc Marquez
6. Pol Espargarò
7. Bezzecchi
8. Zarco
9. Aleix Espargarò
10. Miller.
Out of the ten and currently destined to start in Q1 would give Vinales (11th), Martin (12th), Bagnaia (13th), Morbidelli (14th), Bastianini (19th), Rins (22nd).

11.28 – Darryn Binder (Yamaha WithU) was also on the ground in Turn 3, crash number five of the morning.

11.27 – Rain is falling heavier now on Portimao. Fall also for Remy Gardner (KTM Tech3) in Turn 7.

11.25 – Let’s recap the top 10 of Free Practice 3, a quarter of an hour from the end:
1. Oliveira 1’50.552
2. Mir +0.049
3. Quartararo +0.054
4. Brad Binder +0.1
5. Zarco +0.6
6. Aleix Espargarò +0.6
7. Miller +0.7
8. Marc Marquez +0.8
9. Morbidelli +0.9
10. Bezzecchi +0.9.

11.21 – Fall for Brad Binder (KTM) after two partial records, in the third sector. Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia) climbs to sixth position in the PL3 at 0 ″ 696, finding a place in the combined top 10, ousting Vinales.

11.20 – Twenty minutes from the end, this is the top 10 of the combined three sessions:
1. Oliveira
2. Mir
3. Quartararo
4. Brad Binder
5. Marc Marquez
6. Pol Espargarò
7. Bezzecchi
8. Zarco
9. Miller
10. Vinales.
Currently out of the ten Martin (11th), Bagnaia (12th), Morbidelli (13th), Aleix Espargarò (15th), Bastianini (19th), Rins (22nd).

11.15 – Doctor Charte’s visit to Marc Marquez’s (Honda) garage, with the Spaniard who seems to have had no repercussions since the crash a few minutes ago. In the meantime, Brad Binder (KTM) climbs to fourth position.

11.13 – Oliveira (KTM) falls in time in 1’50.552. Joan Mir (Suzuki) is now second in 1’50.601. Third Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in 1’50.606.

11.11 – Oliveira (KTM) set the best time of the weekend. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) approaches him in 1’50.606.

11.10 – The top 10 of the ranking after the first 15 minutes, 30 minutes from the end:
1. Oliveira 1’50.583
2. Quartararo +0.2
3. Mir +0.4
4. Miller +0.6
5. Marc Marquez +0.8
6. Zarco +0.9
7. Brad Binder +0.9
8. Alex Marquez +0.9
9. Morbidelli +1.0
10. Bagnaia +1.2.

11.05 – Fall for Marc Marquez (Honda) in Turn 8, the Spaniard then returns to the saddle of his bike, with the visor off.
His brother Alex Marquez (Honda LCR) imitates him shortly after at 4.

11.04 – Miguel Oliveira (KTM) sets the new limit at 1’50.894, Quartararo (Yamaha) is three tenths behind, Jack Miller (Ducati) and Marc Marquez (Honda) four tenths.

11.01 – Lap times are down: Jack Miller (Ducati) is first in 1’51.334. The Australian’s reference is promising, given that Marc Marquez’s best time on Friday is 1’50.666. Right now the conditions are in place to improve yesterday’s times.

10.58 – First chronometric references on the Saturday times monitor: the provisional leader is Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in 1’53.570, then Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and Takaaki Nakagami (Honda LCR). For all wet tires, medium at the front and soft at the rear: the only exceptions are the Ducati of Bagnaia and Miller with the soft double.

10.55 – Green light for Portimao Free Practice 3 – Forty-five minutes at the disposal of the twenty-five riders of the MotoGP class to try to improve the times set in the combined classification on Friday.
As announced in recent days, Valentino Rossi is in the box of the VR46 Ducati team.

10.30 – Several crashes in Moto3: conditions seem to be even worse than in the PL2 of the MotoGP yesterday afternoon.
Without being able to improve the times of yesterday’s combined, important names such as Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini), Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia), Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha), Alex Rins (Suzuki) would remain out of direct access in Q2 ), Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha With3).

10.20 – Yesterday the drivers faced two ‘wet’ free practice sessions: the situation will not change for Free 3, in fact it is still raining on Portimão.

10.15 – Currently the Q2 qualified drivers are Pol Espargaró, Marc Marquez, Francesco Bagnaia, Jorge Martin, Maverick Viñales, Miguel Oliveira, Joan Mir, Johann Zarco, Jack Miller and Marco Bezzecchi.

10.05 – Let’s start our live with the results of the first two free sessions.

FP | Stefano Ollanu


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