2020 Misano MotoGP FP3 Result: Rossi’s Happy Homecoming

Another sunny morning in Misano set the scene for some marathons on used rubber and the final attack for direct Q2 places. The action started with the usual Yamaha show at the top of the timesheets and after a brief Pramac interruption, the blue bikes were back ahead but with the welcome home hero, Valentino Rossi, placing his name at the top of the timesheets. The Italian was out of the top 10 in the final couple of minutes, as he pitted for fresh rubber, which he used to excellent effect to go fastest at the checkered flag. Teammate Maverick Vinales came within seven hundredths of a second of top spot, with Fabio Quartararo a tenth down on the Italian veteran.

Despite a late crash at the final corner, Jack Miller kept fourth in the standings ahead of the Suzuki duo led by Alex Rins and with Joan Mir close behind. Pecco Bagnaia’s successful return to action sees him climb into seventh, while Johann Zarco, Franco Morbidelli and Andrea Dovizioso held on to a top ten position. The Espargaro brothers were the first to miss out on direct Q2 positions, with Pol sealing his own fate as he crashed at turn 13 in the final couple of minutes and gettign pushed down the order.

Meanwhile, Cal Crutchlow missed out on the action as he was declared unfit for the rest of the weekend due to complications from his forearm surgery.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'31.861    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'31.936 0.075 0.075
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.961 0.100 0.025
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.129 0.268 0.168
5 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.206 0.345 0.077
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.238 0.377 0.032
7 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.248 0.387 0.010
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.268 0.407 0.020
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.281 0.420 0.013
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.418 0.557 0.137
11 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.567 0.706 0.149
12 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'32.613 0.752 0.046
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.630 0.769 0.017
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'32.695 0.834 0.065
15 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'32.702 0.841 0.007
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.791 0.930 0.089
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'33.000 1.139 0.209
18 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.251 1.390 0.251
19 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.270 1.409 0.019
20 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'33.336 1.475 0.066
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'33.523 1.662 0.187
  35 Cal Crutchlow Honda      
Round Number: 
7
2020
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