A deceptively sunny morning in Barcelona didn’t give the full picture in terms of how low track temperature was, but the wind that was a main feature on Friday calmed down and led to a little less action in the gravel. Tony Arbolino started the session at the top of the timesheets and ended the session in the same place, despite interruptions from several rivals. Romano Fenati was one of those men, briefly leading for the final shootout but eventually getting demoted to second by a tenth and a half. Jaume Masia jumped to third, two tenths off top spot and marginally faster than compatriot Sergio Garcia.
Gabriel Rodrigo rounded out the top five of the session, barely a hundredth of a second ahead of Dennis Foggia and with the same gap keeping the Italian ahead of compatriot Andrea Migno. Raul Fernandez suffered a crash at turn 5 near the halfway point of proceedings and was lucky to be able to rejoin for the final time attack, but the Spaniard could not improve his benchmark from Friday. However, that was sufficient to keep him very safely inside the combined top 3, while 8th in the session.
Kaito Toba and Darryn Binder completed the top ten positions, while Celestino Vietti managed to join the Q2 worthy spots despite limited running on Friday. The final tickets directly to Q2 went to Ayumu Sasaki, Jeremy Alcoba and Filip Salac, pushing the main title contenders into a high profile Q1 battle. Albert Arenas dropped to 16th on the combined standings, with John McPhee 19th and Ai Ogura 21st.
|28||20||Jose Julian Garcia||Honda||1'50.071||1.436||0.187|
|29||89||Khairul Idham Pawi||Honda||1'50.349||1.714||0.278|