European MotoGP: Zarco tops wet FP3 as Rossi returns

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Avintia's Johann Zarco dominated a wet third practice for the MotoGP European Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo ended up 3.2 seconds off the pace in 19th and Valentino Rossi returned from COVID-19.
The wet track meant no improvements on the combined times were had, locking the Q1 runners into place based on Friday's FP2 running.

Quartararo has made it through to Q2 after ending Friday ninth overall, but FP3 proved to tough for the Petronas SRT rider as he continued to struggle with a lack of front end feeling in the wet conditions.

Having finished last in the wet FP1 and 2.7 seconds off the pace, his fortunes failed to improve as he once again ended up just 19th in the session and 3.2s off of Zarco.

Avintia's Zarco took over top spot around six minutes into the session with a 1m42.985s, and traded first place with Tech 3's Miguel Oliveira and Honda's Stefan Bradl in the opening stages.

With half the session gone, Oliveira on the sole Tech 3 KTM this weekend returned to the top of the pile with a 1m41.519s and bettered this on his next tour with a 1m41.352s.

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