Ducati’s main title hope Pecco Bagnaia, 2020 MotoGP champion Joan Mir and the works Hondas of Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro will be among the riders scrabbling to get beyond Q1 in Indonesian Grand Prix qualifying.
Rain on Saturday at Mandalika Bay meant Friday’s results settled who would progress to Q2 automatically and who would have to go through the first part of qualifying.
And that Friday order had been shaken by crashes for Marquez and Enea Bastianini that prompted yellow flags during the crucial late stages of practice two.
Morning pacesetter Espargaro and Bagnaia were conspicuously affected by that, leaving them 19th and 21st after day one, with Marquez only 22nd thanks to his heavy crash.
But even without the late disruption, Mir had looked up against it on Friday as Suzuki struggled to find pace from the revised tire construction brought by Michelin in response to the late resurfacing at Mandalika.
The rain had stopped before practice three on Saturday morning and riders were rapidly onto slick tires.
Times didn’t ever quite get competitive enough for those that needed to earn a Q2 place, though.
Marquez pressed on gallantly, topping most of the session. But his 1m34.067s benchmark was 1.2s off what he’d managed on Friday and two seconds away from the cut-off for getting into Q2.
Bagnaia was second fastest to Marquez in the session, 0.183s behind, ahead of the VR46 Ducatis of Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini.
The works Yamahas of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli, Pramac Ducati pair Johann Zarco and Jack Miller, Qatar winner Bastianini, Ducati’s Jack Miller, Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro, KTM pair Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira and Mir’s unwell Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins are the riders automatically through to Q2 on the basis of their Friday times.
Rins was the best of that group in practice three in fifth place, despite having to scoot his bike back to the pit lane after a technical problem in the middle of the session.
Pedaling a stopped bike across a live circuit… 🙈🙈🙈 pic.twitter.com/euuZjiQ0et
— Simon Patterson (@denkmit) March 19, 2022
Practice 3 results
|position||Surname||team||bike||Gap Next||gap leader||best time|
|1||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1m34.067s|
|2||Francesco Bagnaia||Ducati Lenovo team||Ducati||+0.183s||+0.183s||1m34.25s|
|3||Marco Bezzecchi||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||+0.1s||+0.283s||1m34.35s|
|4||Luca Marini||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||+0.059s||+0.342s||1m34.409s|
|5||Alex Rins||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||+0.224s||+0.566s||1m34.633s|
|6||Pol Espargaro||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+0.01s||+0.576s||1m34.643s|
|7||Jack Miller||Ducati Lenovo team||Ducati||+0.07s||+0.646s||1m34.713s|
|8th||Miguel Oliveira||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+0.037s||+0.683s||1m34.75s|
|9||Joan Mir||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||+0.09s||+0.773s||1m34.84s|
|10||Andrea Dovizioso||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||+0.012s||+0.785s||1m34.852s|
|11||Franco Morbidelli||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||+0.09s||+0.875s||1m34.942s|
|12||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda IDEMITSU||Honda||+0.005s||+0.88s||1m34.947s|
|13||Remy Gardner||Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+0.113s||+0.993s||1m35.06s|
|14||Alex Marquez||LCR Honda Castrol||Honda||+0.067s||+1.06s||1m35.127s|
|15||Maverick Vinales||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||+0.083s||+1.143s||1m35.21s|
|16||Johann Zarco||Pramac Racing||Ducati||+0.058s||+1.201s||1m35.268s|
|17||Jorge Martin||Pramac Racing||Ducati||+0.049s||+1.25s||1m35.317s|
|18||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||+0.539s||+1.789s||1m35.856s|
|19||Raúl Fernández||Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+0.088s||+1.877s||1m35.944s|
|20||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+0.395s||+2.272s||1m36.339s|
|21||Darryn Binder||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||+0.965s||+3.237s||1m37.304s|
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