It was a busy track at Jerez, with more teams from various classes having converged on the circuit for the last couple of days testing. While the Suzuki factory MotoGP team has packed up and left, their place has been taken by the Ducati factory team, both MotoGP and World Superbike, along with the Forward Yamaha Open class team and Avintia Ducati. There were a number of Moto2 riders lapping here, rather than joining the Marc VDS Racing team and Gresini at Almeria, the Pons Kalex and QMMF teams taking to the track at Jerez. MV Agusta also started their first couple of days of testing, with Jules Cluzel returning to race in World Supersport, while Leon Camier gave a brand new F4RR a shakedown, starting his first day of work with his new team.
The two factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone were fastest on the day, though they did not record an official time. According to the German-language publication Speedweek, Dovizioso posted a time six tenths quicker than Stefan Bradl, which equates to a 1'39.0, two tenths quicker than he managed during qualifying at the circuit. Stefan Bradl set the fastest recorded time on the Forward Yamaha, getting very quickly up to speed on the new bike, and closing in on the time set by Aleix Espargaro during qualifying here. Bradl was a second quicker than Alvaro Bautista on the Gresini Aprilia, the Spaniard just keeping ahead of Hector Barbera on the Open class Avintia Ducati. Bradl was 1.6 seconds faster than his new teammate Loris Baz, who is still adapting to the switch to MotoGP. Baz is managing it much better than Marco Melandri: the second Aprilia rider was 1.4 seconds behind his teammate, and 2.4 seconds slower than Stefan Bradl.
Jonathan Rea was fastest of the World Superbike riders, putting in a fast lap at the end of the session with a qualifier, as the rest of the field also did. Randy De Puniet was the 2nd fastest WSBK rider, making a strong debut on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to finish just over half a second behind Rea, and ahead of his teammate Alex Lowes. Tom Sykes was a close 4th in the WSBK, just ahead of Michael van der Mark. The Dutchman's debut in World Superbikes has been impressive, Van der Mark ending the day ahead of his teammate, reigning world champion Sylvain Guintoli.
Luis Salom was the fastest Moto2 rider, benefiting from a year's extra experience, and seven tenths ahead of Ant West on the QMMF Speed Up. Salom's Pons teammate Alex Rins ended as 3rd quickest Moto2 rider, eight tenths off the pace of Salom, and well ahead of experienced hand Julian Simon.
Combined times from the third day of testing at Jerez. The Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike riders were not using transponders, and did not record an official time:
|1||6||Stefan Bradl||Forward Yamaha||MotoGP||1:39.593|
|2||19||Alvaro Bautista||Aprilia ART||MotoGP||1:40.598||1.005||1.005|
|3||8||Hector Barbera||Avintia Ducati||MotoGP||1:40.629||1.036||0.031|
|4||65||Jonathan Rea||Kawasaki ZX-10R||WSBK||1:40.738||1.145||0.109|
|5||76||Loris Baz||Forward Yamaha||MotoGP||1:41.206||1.613||0.468|
|6||14||Randy De Puniet||Suzuki GSX-R1000||WSBK||1:41.296||1.703||0.090|
|7||22||Alex Lowes||Suzuki GSX-R1000||WSBK||1:41.321||1.728||0.025|
|8||66||Tom Sykes||Kawasaki ZX-10R||WSBK||1:41.335||1.742||0.014|
|9||60||Michael Vd Mark||Honda CBR1000RR||WSBK||1:41.437||1.844||0.102|
|10||1||Sylvain Guintoli||Honda CBR1000RR||WSBK||1:41.813||2.220||0.376|
|11||33||Marco Melandri||Aprilia ART||MotoGP||1:42.006||2.413||0.193|
|12||39||Luis Salom||Pons Kalex||Moto2||1:42.923||3.330||0.917|
|13||95||Anthony West||QMMF Speed Up||Moto2||1:43.655||4.062||0.732|
|14||42||Alex Rins||Pons Kalex Moto2||Moto2||1:43.757||4.164||0.102|
|15||16||Jules Cluzel||MV Agusta F3 675||WSS||1:43.958||4.365||0.201|
|16||160||Julian Simon||QMMF Speed Up||Moto2||1:44.133||4.540||0.175|
|17||57||Edgar Pons||Pons Kalex Moto2||Moto2||1:44.313||4.720||0.180|
|18||102||Fabio Massei||Ducati 1199R||STK1000||1:44.633||5.040||0.320|
|19||2||Leon Camier||MV Agusta F4RR||WSBK||1:44.905||5.312||0.272|