2015 Assen MotoGP FP3 Result: Rossi Leads Lorenzo In Tense Session

Valentino Rossi has ended a rain-disrupted final session of free practice to head into qualifying as the fastest man. FP3 was a session of two parts, with light rain chasing the pack back into the pits after the first quarter of an hour. It never rained enough to affect the track, but caution prevailed, leaving everyone to wait for the final 12 minutes or so before returning to the track to pursue a coveted spot in Q2.

Rossi was fast in those final minutes, but only made sure of top spot at the very end of the session. He bumped his Movistar Yamaha teammate back into 2nd, after Lorenzo put in two searing laps to briefly take over at the top. The two factory Ducatis follow the Yamahas, Andrea Iannone leading Andrea Dovizioso, while Bradley Smith secured his spot in Q with a solid lap in the last few minutes. Smith finished ahead of the Repsol Honda pairing, Marc Marquez leading Dani Pedrosa. Marquez had led for the first part of the session, but dropped down the field when the pace hotted up. 

Maverick Viñales was the only Suzuki rider to get into Q2, Aleix Espargaro ending up in 12th, and having to come through Q1. Pol Espargaro made it four Yamahas through to Q2, ending just ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Crutchlow and Pedrosa were the only riders not to improve their times in FP3.

Results:

Pos No.   Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Q2  Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.167    
2 99 Q2  Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.275 0.108 0.108
3 29 Q2  Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'33.292 0.125 0.017
4 4 Q2  Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.356 0.189 0.064
5 38 Q2  Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'33.387 0.220 0.031
6 93 Q2  Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.477 0.310 0.090
7 26 Q2  Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'33.508 0.341 0.031
8 25 Q2  Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'33.526 0.359 0.018
9 44 Q2  Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'33.660 0.493 0.134
10 35 Q2  Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.744 0.577 0.084
11 9   Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.803 0.636 0.059
12 41   Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'33.954 0.787 0.151
13 6   Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'34.195 1.028 0.241
14 45   Scott Redding Honda 1'34.223 1.056 0.028
15 8   Hector Barbera Ducati 1'34.406 1.239 0.183
16 68   Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.440 1.273 0.034
17 19   Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'34.668 1.501 0.228
18 63   Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'35.013 1.846 0.345
19 50   Eugene Laverty Honda 1'35.026 1.859 0.013
20 69   Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.177 2.010 0.151
21 43   Jack Miller Honda 1'35.420 2.253 0.243
22 76   Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'36.030 2.863 0.610
23 15   Alex De Angelis ART 1'36.298 3.131 0.268
24 33   Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'37.389 4.222 1.091

 

Round Number: 
8
2015
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Comments

makes me very happy that Rossi was able to pull the time outta the late 'qualifying' session. If he can pull off a good qualifying, we could be in for a battle.

I pray to the racing Gods that Vale will be in at least the first 2 rows.
It still hurts though to see a WorldChampion on position 20.
I think Nicky sure did deserve a better spot.

All us experts on here have been saying VR needs to be faster in practice. Now he needs to qualify well later.

Isn't it easy from your keyboard!

Top 5 under Pedrosa's lap record... set yesterday, lol.

Will be interesting to see how fast the pole time will be!

Can't be a Lap Record if it's from practice, they can only be set during a race.
Only Americans count laps outside actual competition as being official.