The intermediate class got one final chance to secure a direct Q2 position and although Sam Lowes topped Friday’s action, he was in a rush to leave his mark on FP3 as well, imrpoving his own benchmark on only his second lap of the session. The British rider went on to set a new lap record and rival Raul Fernandez spend the rest of the session threatening that time. The rookie got the job done eventually and improved the old record by over half a second in the closing stages of FP3. Remy Gardner reduced the gap to his teammate to one tenth of a second, while Lowes was demoted to third.
Behind the standout trio, there was a half second gap to the next quickest man, Aron Canet claiming that honour despite a late tumble at turn 12. Home favourite Fabio Di Giannantonio completed the top five, closely followed by Marcel Schrotter and his rookie teammate Tony Arbolino. Joe Roberts and Xavi Vierge were the last riders to post a time within a second the leader, with Augusto Fernandez rounding out the top ten.
Jorge Navarro was the only rider who failed to go any quicker than Friday but his FP2 time was fast enough for 11th position overall, despite finishing FP3 in 16th place. A pretty anonymous Marco Bezzecchi was joined by Ai Ogura and Lorenzo Dalla Porta in the final Q2 positions, leaving the likes of Bo Bendsneyder and Marcos Ramirez to fight it out in Q1.
|5||21||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Kalex||1'51.424||0.808||0.080|
|13||19||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||Kalex||1'51.881||1.265||0.001|
|17||7||Lorenzo Baldassarri||MV Agusta||1'52.065||1.449||0.028|
|20||24||Simone Corsi||MV Agusta||1'52.268||1.652||0.097|
|31||10||Tommaso Marcon||MV Agusta||1'54.286||3.670||1.202|