2019 Brno MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Sinks The Opposition

Saturday morning in Brno offered a rare opportunity for the premier class to get their feet wet, almost literally, on a cool track soaked in rain. And no one gives a punishing to rain tyres like Marc Marquez can, the world champion immediately finding about two seconds on his rivals. The sun had mercy and made an appearance to quickly start drying down the surface but the Spaniard was untouchable in the changing conditions. Halfway through the session, dry patches were spreading like peeling sunburns but not quite enough for slick tyres and Marquez could afford to watch the final third of the session from the comfort of his garage. If rain does make a comeback for qualifying or even the race, Honda should be fairly confident in their champion’s pace, consistently in the 2:04s (and back on the standard aluminium frame).

Six tenths of a second back, Maverick Viñales managed only one 2:04 time and was his compatriot’s main challenger, while Suzuki wildcard Sylvain Guintoli impressed as the final rider within a second of Marquez. Danilo Petrucci made it four different manufacturers in the top four and was followed by the Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo. Joan Mir, Pol Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira and Andrea Iannone completed a diverse top ten. The likes of Andrea Dovizioso and Alex Rins ended their morning over two seconds down on the leader.

Despite the very fast lap times in the wet, they were obviously nowhere near threatening the combined top ten from Friday, so Quartararo remained the fastest man in practice and would be joined by Marquez, Miller, Dovizioso, Viñales, Rins, Morbidelli, Crutchlow, Rossi and Petrucci directly in the second qualifying session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'04.279    
2 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'04.867 0.588 0.588
3 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 2'05.173 0.894 0.306
4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'05.410 1.131 0.237
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'05.731 1.452 0.321
6 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 2'06.219 1.940 0.488
7 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 2'06.328 2.049 0.109
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'06.335 2.056 0.007
9 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.345 2.066 0.010
10 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 2'06.381 2.102 0.036
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'06.527 2.248 0.146
12 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 2'06.539 2.260 0.012
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'06.599 2.320 0.060
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 2'06.616 2.337 0.017
15 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'06.779 2.500 0.163
16 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 2'07.031 2.752 0.252
17 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'07.114 2.835 0.083
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'07.383 3.104 0.269
19 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 2'07.414 3.135 0.031
20 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'07.872 3.593 0.458
21 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 2'07.944 3.665 0.072
22 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 2'08.199 3.920 0.255
23 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 2'08.325 4.046 0.126
Round Number: 
10
2019
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Sylvain GUINTOLI !

Two Suzukis in the top seven but not Alex Rins? Is A.R.42 saving his energy for the psychological tussle with Marc Marquez?

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