In the MotoGP rookie preseason mini-championship, Fabio Di Giannantonio took first blood, the Gresini Ducati rider 1.656 seconds behind Ducati stablemate Pecco Bagnaia. Raul Fernandez won the Tech3 battle, 0.163 behind Di Giannantonio, and just under four hundredths faster than his teammate and Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner. Marco Bezzecchi ended as fourth fastest rookie on the VR46 Ducati, while Moto3 graduate Darryn Binder was slowest of the rookies on the RNF Yamaha, as you might expect from a rider moving up from Moto3. Binder improved his time from Thursday by 1.8 seconds.
|Pos||No||Rider||Bike||Best time||Diff to best||Diff to rookie||Prev|
|1||49||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Ducati GP21||1:38.528||1.656|
|2||25||Raul Fernandez||KTM RC16||1:38.691||1.819||0.163||0.163|
|3||87||Remy Gardner||KTM RC16||1:38.728||1.856||0.200||0.037|
|4||72||Marco Bezzecchi||Ducati GP21||1:39.312||2.440||0.784||0.584|
|5||40||Darryn Binder||Yamaha M1||1:39.941||3.069||1.413||0.629|