A very generous Sachsenring, temperature-wise, greeted the lightweight class for their final practice session but that did not stop the man of the moment, Izan Guevara, from improving the all-time lap record in Moto3. The young Spaniard spent most of the session at the top of the timing screens and ended FP3 just under two tenths of a second quicker than Ayumu Sasaki. The rather impressive David Muñoz climbed up to third, ahead of another standout performance of Scott Ogden – both rookies edging ahead of championship leader Sergio Garcia, who seems to struggle to match his teammate’s pace at this stage.
Ryusei Yamanaka was the final rider to post a time within half a second of the leader but with John McPhee, Dennis Foggia and Jaume Masia close behind. Friday’s leader, Tatsuki Suzuki, was one of the few riders who failed to get any quicker on Saturday morning but his FP2 benchmark was enough to keep him safely inside the combined top 14. Similarly, Joel Kelso secured a Q2 place even with a low key FP3 down in 19th position. Despite a late tumble at turn 1, Andrea Migno kept 12th place on the combined timesheets, with Daniel Holgado and Carlos Tatay joining him in Q2. With Deniz Öncü pushed out of contention at the last second, the Turkish rider will have to deal with Q1, in good company from the likes of Riccardo Rossi, Stefano Nepa, Diogo Moreira or Xavier Artigas.
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