German GP: Quartararo tops lively FP3 session

Fabio Quartararo has ended FP3 of the German GP on top of the leaderboard at the Sachsenring, as three Honda’s go straight to Q2 later today.

The first session of the day was a lively one, as riders were eager to set a time towards the end that would send them to Q2, with some big names missing out.

Marc Marquez was on top as the first runs came to a close with a 1m21.097s time, before Quartararo’s 1m20.348s towards the end of the session put him fastest.

Jack Miller was briefly fastest with just under 15 minutes to go, but will settle for second place, just 0.056s behind the Yamaha of Quartararo.

Johann Zarco ended the session in third, with Miguel Oliveira and Aleix Espargaro fourth and fifth.

Jorge Martin put in an impressive 1m20.501s lap to end FP3 sixth and will head straight to Q2 later on along with Taka Nakagami and Pecco Bagnaia who ended seventh and eighth.

The two Marquez brother’s Marc and Alex ended ninth and tenth and will go straight to Q2 of the German GP later, meaning three of the four Honda’s head directly into that session.

Joan Mir just missed out on a Q2 spot in 11th, ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Maverick Vinales who continues to struggle this year after a crash at Turn 1 with seven minutes to go, ultimately costing him a chance to go directly to Q2.

Alex Rins ended FP3 in 14th ahead of Danilo Petrucci, Valentino Rossi and Luca Marini.

Brad Binder put his KTM in 18th to finish ahead of Pol Espargaro who crashed at Turn 8 with three minutes remaining, Lorenzo Savadori finished 20th.

Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini ended FP3 of the German GP 21st and 22nd.