Jack Miller topped a tight British MotoGP FP3 session ahead of Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and impressive rookie Jorge Martin

After a disappointing first day, world champion Joan Mir was the first rider to improve on his FP2 time. 

Even though Mir moved up just one spot from 13th to 12th, the Spaniard was less than a tenth behind Valentino Rossi who occupied P10. 

Jake Dixon suffered his first crash as a MotoGP rider while on course to improve his time from FP2. The fall came at turn 16 with 15 minutes gone.

Aleix Espargaro and Mir were the first riders to fit a soft rear tyre as they both improved. Espargaro went third overall, while Mir moved into the top ten with sixth. 

Takaaki Nakagami followed suit and went ninth quickest, while relegated Alex Rins and Valentino Rossi outside of the automatic Q2 spots. 

Jack Miller was the first rider to better Fabio Quartararo’s time from Friday as he set a 1:59.288s on his first time-attack run.

Marc Marquez then went third fastest for Repsol Honda, while improvements also came from Francesco Bagnaia, Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow who all got into the top ten.

Pol Espargaro then relegated team-mate Marquez down to fourth, while Alex Rins suffered a turn 12 crash with under five minutes left. 

On his next flying lap, Espargaro crashed at turn seven while following Miller who ended the session top. 

Yellow flags were then waved in sector two as Danilo Petrucci suffered a mechanical issue. 

Aleix Espargaro was second quickest ahead of Jorge Martin, while fastest on day one Quartararo finished fourth. 

Bagnaia made it three Ducati’s inside the top five, however, Johann Zarco was unable to join them as he finished 11th.

It was a good session for Valentino Rossi as he finished seventh quickest - one place behind Honda’s Pol Espargaro. Rounding out the top ten was Mir in eighth, Brad Binder ninth and Marc Marquez tenth. 

Shortly before FP3 began, it was confirmed by Aprilia that Lorenzo Savadori would take no further part in the BritishGP due to ‘physical condition’.