2021 Doha MotoGP FP3 Result: Quartararo Fastest In Dusty Doha

The premier class started their third practice session in such poor visibility due to dust being blown around the track that even the bright orange KTM machines were difficult to recognise at times. Understandably, not many riders were tempted to join the action from the very beginning (or at all) but Fabio Quartararo started and ended the session at the top of the timesheets. The Frenchman’s final flying lap put him nearly three tenths of a second ahead of Alex Rins but was almost three seconds slower than the benchmark set on Friday. Rins was closely followed by teammate Mir, who put in a solid run on used soft tyres but the world champion will be taking another trip through Q1 later on.

Danilo Petrucci joined the action late, for a handful of laps, and one of those pushed him up to fourth, ahead of Maverick Vinales, but only the Spaniard had secured a Q2 position. Franco Morbidelli in sixth spot will be joining his colleague in Q2, unlike the rest of the top ten positions in FP3, occupied by Enea Bastianini, Alex Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Pol Espargaro. Although Pecco Bagnaia, Stefan Bradl and Aleix Espargaro were in no rush to climb up the timesheets in the afternoon session, the trio were safely inside the combined top ten. The Ducati trio of Johann Zarco, Jorge Martin and the fastest man over the three sessions, Jack Miller, decided there was nothing to learn in these conditions and did not join the action at any point.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'56.064    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.347 0.283 0.283
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'56.450 0.386 0.103
4 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'56.614 0.550 0.164
5 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'56.647 0.583 0.033
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'56.660 0.596 0.013
7 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'56.668 0.604 0.008
8 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'56.701 0.637 0.033
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.718 0.654 0.017
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'56.789 0.725 0.071
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'56.855 0.791 0.066
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.933 0.869 0.078
13 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.981 0.917 0.048
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'57.335 1.271 0.354
15 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'57.378 1.314 0.043
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'57.450 1.386 0.072
17 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'58.633 2.569 1.183
18 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 2'03.348 7.284 4.715
  5 Johann Zarco Ducati      
  10 Luca Marini Ducati      
  43 Jack Miller Ducati      
  89 Jorge Martin Ducati      
Round Number: 
2
2021
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