The final casual outing for the intermediate class was a more subdued affair but a couple of riders did manage to improve on Friday times and find some gains on race pace. The difference was minimal, Fabio Quartararo finding the right tow to pick up the lead halfway through the session and keep it at the checkered flag. Ironically, the man who aided Quartararo along the straights in his bid for the lead struggled to drag himself into the top 15 for much of the session. Alex Marquez had to wait until the final five minutes to make a tow-less jump into runner up position, seven hundredths of a second off the leading Frenchman.
Mattia Pasini could not complete the hat trick after dominating proceedings on day one but the Italian overcame a bout of illness to join the top three in his final charge. Lorenzo Badassarri was the early leader of FP3 and had to settle for a top five once he found himself surpassed by teammate Augusto Fernandez – the Pons machines barely two tenths off the leader. Aragon victor Brad Binder led teammate Miguel Oliveira over the line in sixth and seventh positions but with Iker Lecuona and Pecco Bagnaia barely half a tenth behind, the championship leading Italian rounding out the top ten.
With 22 riders finishing within a second of Quartararo and the top ten covered by three tenths, some familiar names were bound to miss out on top ten honours and this time it was the likes of Marcel Schrotter in 12th, Joan Mir 15th and Luca Marini 17th.
|1||20||Fabio QUARTARARO||Speed Up||1'36.670|
|22||57||Edgar PONS||Speed Up||1'37.611||0.941||0.032|
|23||87||Remy GARDNER||Tech 3||1'37.705||1.035||0.094|
|25||64||Bo BENDSNEYDER||Tech 3||1'37.794||1.124||0.044|
|27||89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Kalex||1'37.987||1.317||0.109|