2021 Austria MotoGP FP3 Result: Bagnaia Picks Up The Pace

After the unexpected washout of FP2, the premier class took no chances on Saturday morning and attacked the timesheets quite early. The Frenchmen traded top spot early on, with Fabio Quartararo spending the most time up there but with Johann Zarco’s FP1 lap record still standing. Although Pecco Bagnaia eventually demoted Quartararo from the lead of FP3, the Yamaha man showed impressive pace, while Zarco remained the fastest man of the weekend and third in the session.

Marc Marquez continued his experiments on the Honda and chose his teammate as a tour guide on his way to fourth on the timesheets. Aleix Espargaro joined the top five, with Jack Miller making a late bid for sixth. Joan Mir comfortably went through to Q2, as did Takaaki Nakagami, Brad Binder and Pol Espargaro, the Honda man six tenths of a second down on the leader.

After a late tumble at turn 10, Styrian GP poleman Jorge Martin will have to go through Q1 to repeat the feat and will face stiff competition from the likes of Alex Rins, Miguel Oliveira and Alex Marquez.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.874    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'22.968 0.094 0.094
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'23.012 0.138 0.044
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'23.132 0.258 0.120
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'23.138 0.264 0.006
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'23.245 0.371 0.107
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'23.320 0.446 0.075
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'23.362 0.488 0.042
9 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'23.453 0.579 0.091
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'23.481 0.607 0.028
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'23.482 0.608 0.001
12 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'23.527 0.653 0.045
13 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'23.558 0.684 0.031
14 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'23.677 0.803 0.119
15 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'23.687 0.813 0.010
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'23.695 0.821 0.008
17 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'23.706 0.832 0.011
18 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'24.033 1.159 0.327
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'24.074 1.200 0.041
20 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'24.193 1.319 0.119
Round Number: 
11
2021
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