Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo leads Vinales in FP3
2 min read
Fabio Quartararo beat Yamaha stablemate Maverick Vinales by 0.044 seconds in MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix FP3 as championship leader Andrea Dovizioso missed a Q2 place.
The Ducatis struggled in the low-grip and windy conditions on Friday and didn't do any running on soft rubber in FP2, which meant Danilo Petrucci went out on the compound at the start of FP3 and set the early pace with a 1m40.783s.

This was quickly beaten by Petronas's Quartararo with a 1m40.476s, which he bettered to a 1m40.359s moments later.

Franco Morbidelli's 1m39.789s from FP2 still stood as the fastest lap on combined times for the first half of the third session, though teammate Quartararo started to put this under threat with 15 minutes to go.

A brake issue for Quartararo at the end of FP2 stopped him from doing a time attack, but he made up for this with a 1m39.786s to go fastest overall.

Others joined Quartararo in switching to soft rubber as they placed their bids for an automatic…
Lewis Duncan
Read full article