The rain came to Termas De Rio Honda at last during the MotoGP FP3 session, but it held off until the second half of the session before it sent everyone scuttling back to their garages. The conditions made it hard for may riders to improve, with nobody able to break into the top ten and go through to Q2.
One rider already in the top ten did improve, Cal Crutchlow setting an impressive time to take top spot, and move up to second overall. The LCR Honda rider finished ahead of Maverick Viñales, who has beeen quick in all conditions, and went fast enough to set the fifth fastest time overall.
Dani Pedrosa managed to improve his time, taking third spot in FP3, but it was only enough to move him up from thirteenth to eleventh overall, while Scott Redding dropped from eleventh to twelfth, despite going a fraction faster than Friday. Marc Marquez set the fifth fastest time, but was seven tenths off his time from Friday.
The results leave the big guns who missed out on Q2 yesterday still stuck in Q1. Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo will all have to fight for one of the two places which allow passage into Q2, and a shot at pole. If, as seems likely, the track is wet, they could end up finding a real wet weather specialist like Jack Miller on their path, making life even tougher. There will be some big names starting from a long way back on the grid on Sunday.
Results for FP3 only are directly below, and the combined times, showing who is through to Q2 and who must make their way through Q1, are below that.