The intermediate class did one best than their colleagues and managed to improve on their Friday times straight out of the box. The first one to do so and lead the session was Alex Marquez, with short stints at the top for Sam Lowes and Jorge Navarro, before Lorenzo Baldassarri showed off his highly impressive pace. The Italian set camp at the top of the timesheets with fifteen minutes left of the session and in even better news for him, there were no cancelled lap times this time around.
Alex Marquez looked like challenging that position but the Spaniard slid out in turn six while on a hot lap, leaving Baldassarri as the only rider to drop into the 1:41s, two tenths faster than Marquez’s pole record from last year. With Marquez losing ground down to fifth position, Navarro, Mattia Pasini and Lowes completed the top four, but around four tenths of a second behind the leader.
Brad Binder owes his sixth position to a lap time set early in the session, narrowly sneaking ahead of Romano Fenati. Marcel Schrotter in eighth position was six tenths down on Baldassarri, with Pecco Bagnaia not getting that much faster than Friday in ninth spot. The top ten was completed by a late fast lap from Danny Kent.
Miguel Oliveira had big news to share during FP3 but it was definitely not his thirteenth position in the session and the Portuguese rider will hope to cut the nine-tenth gap to the leader in qualifying.
|10||52||Danny KENT||Speed Up||1'42.687||0.797||0.117|
|16||20||Fabio QUARTARARO||Speed Up||1'42.860||0.970||0.027|
|18||89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Kalex||1'42.958||1.068||0.059|
|20||64||Bo BENDSNEYDER||Tech 3||1'43.159||1.269||0.100|
|30||14||Hector GARZO||Tech 3||1'44.353||2.463||0.317|