In typical Moto2 fashion, riders were keen to attack the timesheets early on but could not quite touch Augusto Fernandez’s Friday benchmark until Raul Fernandez dethroned him with 25 minutes left of the session. Despite a small tumble at turn three soon after, the rookie rejoined the action and kept top spot to the end of the session. After the Sky Racing team tinkered a bit with his machine, Marco Bezzecchi made a late jump to second, two tenths off the leader and another tenth ahead of Jorge Navarro. Somkiat Chantra also bided his time to join the top four of the session, with a consistent Sam Lowes completing the top five.
Championship leader Remy Gardner in sixth was under four tenths of a second from the leader and very closely followed by Ai Ogura, the rookie joining the Q2 worthy positions in the closing stages of the session. Augusto Fernandez was eighth in the session and was the only rider not to improve his time from Friday, but that time was good enough for third on the combined timesheets. Celestino Vietti finally gets a taste of Q2, after following compatriot Bezzecchi around on a hot lap and helping himself to ninth place in FP3.
Fellow rookie Tony Arbolino completed the top 10, while the remaining top 14 positions were secured by Fabio Di Giannantonio, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Marcel Schrotter and Tom Luthi. Home favourite Bo Bendsneyder missed by one hundredth of a second and was only half a second slower than the leader. He will be joined in Q1 by the likes of the Petronas duo of Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon, FP2 leader Hector Garzo and a subdued Aron Canet.
|11||21||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Kalex||1'37.033||0.522||0.032|
|12||19||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||Kalex||1'37.048||0.537||0.015|
|19||24||Simone Corsi||MV Agusta||1'37.156||0.645||0.034|
|28||18||Manuel Gonzalez||MV Agusta||1'38.217||1.706||0.170|