2019 Aragon MotoGP FP3 Result: Rins Finds The Dry Line

The premier class was not too tempted by the wet but slowly drying track greeting them on Saturday morning and an exploratory lap was enough for some to send them back to the garage. Marc Marquez was one of those who made up their mind early and patiently kept his crew company until it was practice starts time. With the world champion not setting a time, this allowed the competition some airtime. Mika Kallio was keen to impress on his first outing as Johann Zarco’s replacement and the Finnish rider led quite a significant portion of the proceedings. It wasn’t until the sun came out for the final 15 minutes and warmed up a dry line that Alex Rins put on some slick tyres to take over top spot.

Maverick Vinales was the fastest men on rain tyres, one second slower than Rins and seven tenths of a second ahead of Kallio at the checkered flag. Franco Morbidelli also gave soft slick rubber a try for one last lap and it saw him climb to fourth spot, after a very long outing on wet tyres. Miguel Oliveira completed the top five, with the Italian duo of Pecco Bagnaia and Valentino Rossi close behind. Bradley Smith, Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir completed the top ten.

The one fast lap on slick tyres was nowhere near enough to threaten Friday times and make any changes in the cast for Q2 later on.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'55.934    
2 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'57.013 1.079 1.079
3 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'57.744 1.810 0.731
4 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'57.988 2.054 0.244
5 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'58.153 2.219 0.165
6 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'58.159 2.225 0.006
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'58.338 2.404 0.179
8 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 1'58.593 2.659 0.255
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'58.904 2.970 0.311
10 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'59.050 3.116 0.146
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'59.143 3.209 0.093
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'59.145 3.211 0.002
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'59.216 3.282 0.071
14 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'59.504 3.570 0.288
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'59.610 3.676 0.106
16 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'59.792 3.858 0.182
17 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'02.673 6.739 2.881
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'03.241 7.307 0.568
  29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia      
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia      
  43 Jack MILLER Ducati      
  53 Tito RABAT Ducati      
  93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda      
Round Number: 
14
2019
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