No major upheavals at the top of the MotoGP hierarchy this Saturday morning compared to the first two practice sessions held on Friday on the Misano track, as part of the San Marino GP. The Ducati remain at the forefront, but the internal hierarchy has changed since it was Jack Miller who set the fastest time in this third free practice session, ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini, who was the fastest. Friday.
Fifth in the combined ranking of the three sessions, Fabio Quartararo has not changed in the hierarchy compared to the day before. Although he has ensured his presence in Q3, the Yamaha rider will obviously have a hard time aiming for pole this afternoon. Ditto for Johann Zarco: fourth in time on Friday, the Pramac driver did not manage to improve his mark this morning, he fell to eighth place.
Runner-up to Quartararo in the Championship, Aleix Espargaro snatched his place in Q2 with a ninth fastest time. The fourth performance signed by Maverick Vinales behind the three leading Ducatis proves, however, that the Aprilia can go fast on this Misano track. Note the falls of Pol Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami, Miguel Oliveira and Fabio Digiannantonio.