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Valencia MotoGP: Petrucci tops FP3, Yamahas to Q1

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci topped the Saturday morning MotoGP practice at Valencia as Valentino Rossi crashed and was resigned to Q1 alongside Maverick Vinales and Jorge Lorenzo.

Valencia MotoGP: Petrucci tops FP3, Yamahas to Q1

After a fully wet Friday, FP3 also kicked off on a soaked track - but with no rain falling, improving on Friday times seemed possible.

However it started raining almost immediately and the field, with the exception of Marc Marquez, couldn't get close to the Honda rider's Friday benchmark of 1m39.767s for the majority of the session.

Rossi led the way early on while times were in the 1m41s region, but the Yamaha rider's progress was soon halted with a highside crash at Turn 4.

Marquez took over at the top and held a comfortable lead for a big part of the session until Petrucci edged him out by half a tenth.

Although Ducati works rider Andrea Dovizioso then set a 1m39.800s and led into the final 10 minutes, Petrucci was able to improve again in the dying stages and topped the session with a 1m39.712s.

Dovizioso and Marquez were second and third, with Jack Miller taking fourth and then suffering a crash after the chequered flag fell.

Johann Zarco was the top Yamaha in fifth, as both factory riders are outside of the top 10 and will have to take part in Q1.

Maverick Vinales missed out on the top 10 by 0.061s in 11th with Rossi finishing two places further behind.

Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa ended up sixth, followed by an impressive Pol Espargaro in seventh for KTM.

Alex Rins and Aleix Espargaro led Suzuki's and Aprilia's efforts in eighth and ninth respectively, with Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro holding on to 10th despite a late crash.

Rins fell at the end of the session, with Suzuki teammate Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargaro also having incidents during the practice.

Iannone ended up only 15th, with the recovering Jorge Lorenzo taking just 17th, 1.3s off the pace.

FP3 results

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 1'39.712  
2 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 1'39.800 0.088
3 93 Spain Marc Marquez  Honda 1'39.826 0.114
4 43 Australia Jack Miller  Ducati 1'39.912 0.200
5 5 France Johann Zarco  Yamaha 1'40.141 0.429
6 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa  Honda 1'40.185 0.473
7 44 Spain Pol Espargaro  KTM 1'40.275 0.563
8 42 Spain Alex Rins  Suzuki 1'40.417 0.705
9 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 1'40.530 0.818
10 51 Italy Michele Pirro  Ducati 1'40.586 0.874
11 25 Spain Maverick Viñales  Yamaha 1'40.647 0.935
12 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli  Honda 1'40.675 0.963
13 46 Italy Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 1'40.750 1.038
14 6 Germany Stefan Bradl  Honda 1'40.806 1.094
15 29 Italy Andrea Iannone  Suzuki 1'40.871 1.159
16 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista  Ducati 1'40.900 1.188
17 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo  Ducati 1'41.026 1.314
18 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding  Aprilia 1'41.357 1.645
19 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith  KTM 1'41.362 1.650
20 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham  Ducati 1'41.813 2.101
21 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin  Yamaha 1'41.832 2.120
22 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami  Honda 1'41.992 2.280
23 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi  Honda 1'42.040 2.328
24 81 Spain Jordi Torres  Ducati 1'43.439 3.727
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