A brand new day brought brand new track conditions to Assen, with beautifully dry asphalt welcoming the lightweight class for their final practice outing. With a lot of work to pack into the 40-minute session, riders were quickly battling for their place in qualifying and it was no surprise to see Izan Guevara at the top of the pile straight away. Although the Spaniard got some competition from the likes of Ayumu Sasaki, Tatsuki Suzuki or Dennis Foggia, not even yellow flags could prevent him from finding his way back to the top, ending the morning three hundredths of a second quicker than Foggia. Sergio Garcia climbed the timesheets more stealthily to end the session two tenths off his leading teammate and another tenth ahead of Friday’s leader, rookie David Muñoz.
Suzuki rounded out the top five ahead of compatriots Sasaki and Ryusei Yamanaka, with Riccardo Rossi, Deniz Öncü and Lorenzo Fellon rounding out the top 10, despite the Frenchman ending the session with a big tumble. Jaume Masia in 11th position was the last rider within a second of the leader, while the remaining tickets straight to Q2 were handed out to rookie Joel Kelso and class veterans John McPhee and Andrea Migno – the Italian lucky to hang in there despite a crash in the final couple of minutes of FP3.
Teammates Stefano Nepa and Ivan Ortolá will have to deal with Q1 against some more fast rookies like Diogo Moreira and Daniel Holgado, although the Spaniard is in line for a penalty for crashing under yellow flags late in the session.
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