A nice and sunny day encouraged the intermediate class to take their turn for the final practice session and riders fought for that precious top 14 until the very last second. Although Aron Canet briefly broke the lap record in the final three minutes, his time got cancelled for exceeding track limits, so Remy Gardner got to keep both the record and top spot in FP3. Friday leader Joe Roberts took his time to go any faster but eventually did and was two tenths slower than Gardner, with championship leader Sam Lowes close by.
Marcos Ramirez put the injury from Qatar behind him and found his way into a fine fourth position, while rookie Raul Fernandez had to settle for fifth after leading the way for much of the session. Marco Bezzecchi and Jake Dixon came next and both were within half a second of the leader, while Canet dropped to eighth after seeing his top time cancelled. Rookie Ai Ogura continues to impress, this time finishing ninth, while Hector Garzo rounded out the top ten.
The remaining Q2 positions went to Nicolo Bulega, Yari Montella, Augusto Fernandez and Fabio Di Giannantonio, the Speed Up rookie particularly impressive as he outperformed teammate Jorge Navarro on a familiar track. However, it was a close field overall, with 23 riders posting times within a second of the leader.
|14||21||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Kalex||1'43.241||0.598||0.002|
|23||19||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||Kalex||1'43.563||0.920||0.098|
|24||7||Lorenzo Baldassarri||MV Agusta||1'43.769||1.126||0.206|
|29||77||Miquel Pons||MV Agusta||1'45.516||2.873||1.077|