2013 Mugello MotoGP FP3 Result: Lorenzo Holds Fast; Marquez Crashes (Again)

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo declined to show weakness in the third practice session at Mugello with a hot lap of 1’47.972. The current world champ was the only rider to dip into the 1’47s at the Italian circuit. Current points leader Dani Pedrosa greatly improved his prospects with a lap only two-tenths shy of his rival. And surprise fast man, Stefan Bradl, jumped into the third slot on his final lap of the session.

Bradl’s fast lap not only dropped Valentino Rossi into fourth it also improved the overall mood among the Honda teams which appeared to struggle in earlier sessions.

Well, improved the mood except in the Marc Marquez camp. The sensational rookie crashed hard early in FP3 at turn 12 – giving him a spill in every Mugello practice thus far. He was running in tenth when he went down. After remounting on his second bike, he finished the session in twelfth and will have to run in Q1 for the first time this year. 

Aleix Espargaro continued his fine form for 2013 when he put his CRT Aprilia into tenth and ahead of one one factory bike (Marquez) and the satellite prototypes of Badley Smith (Yamaha) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati).

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'47.972    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'48.222 0.250 0.250
3 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'48.489 0.517 0.267
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'48.580 0.608 0.091
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'48.703 0.731 0.123
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'48.749 0.777 0.046
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'48.779 0.807 0.030
8 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'48.798 0.826 0.019
9 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'49.034 1.062 0.236
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia ART 1'49.039 1.067 0.005
11 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'49.135 1.163 0.096
12 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'49.218 1.246 0.083
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'49.257 1.285 0.039
14 8 Hector Barbera FTR Kawasaki 1'49.551 1.579 0.294
15 14 Randy de Puniet Aprilia ART 1'49.673 1.701 0.122
16 5 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki 1'51.101 3.129 1.428
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Suter BMW 1'51.251 3.279 0.150
18 68 Yonny Hernandez Aprilia ART 1'51.560 3.588 0.309
19 17 Karel Abraham Aprilia ART 1'51.619 3.647 0.059
20 71 Claudio Corti FTR Kawasaki 1'52.189 4.217 0.570
21 52 Lukas Pesek Suter BMW 1'52.226 4.254 0.037
22 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'52.290 4.318 0.064
23 7 Hiroshi Aoyama FTR Kawasaki 1'52.295 4.323 0.005
24 67 Bryan Staring FTR Honda 1'53.165 5.193 0.870
NOT QUALIFIED
  11 Ben Spies Ducati      

 

Round Number: 
5
2013
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