Andrea Iannone replaced factory Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso at the top of the timesheets during Saturday morning practice for the Austrian MotoGP.

World championship leader Marc Marquez made swift progress up to third behind the factory Ducatis, but then suffered a heavy fall after almost clipping team-mate Dani Pedrosa under braking for Turn 3.

Marquez briefly dislocated his left shoulder and headed to the Clinica Mobile for treatment after returning to the pits.

Jack Miller and Cal Crutchlow had less serious spills at the end of the session.

Winglets are offering a significant anti-wheelie advantage this weekend and Ducati had a new design on its factory machines his morning. Aleix Espargaro was back on track after fracturing a finger on Friday.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session.

FP3:1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 23.327s[Lap 21/23]311km/h (Top Speed)2.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 23.755s +0.428s[21/23]309km/h3.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 23.843s +0.516s[21/23]308km/h4.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 23.962s +0.635s[21/21]307km/h5.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 24.026s +0.699s[20/22]308km/h6.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 24.108s +0.781s[21/21]301km/h7.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 24.170s +0.843s[9/19]312km/h8.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 24.170s +0.843s[19/21]311km/h9.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 24.265s +0.938s[4/0]308km/h10.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 24.422s +1.095s[20/21]309km/h11.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 24.632s +1.305s[22/23]306km/h12.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 24.692s +1.365s[19/19]309km/h13.Michele PirroITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 24.722s +1.395s[23/24]311km/h14.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 24.768s +1.441s[15/18]304km/h15.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 24.815s +1.488s[18/19]304km/h16.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 24.821s +1.494s[20/23]307km/h17.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 25.003s +1.676s[21/22]305km/h18.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 25.005s +1.678s[21/21]308km/h19.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 25.016s +1.689s[20/20]303km/h20.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 25.278s +1.951s[22/25]304km/h21.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 25.447s +2.120s[6/23]309km/h22.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 25.552s +2.225s[20/20]304km/h

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)
2.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)
3.Maverick VinalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
4.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
5.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)
6.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
7.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
8.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)
9.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)
10.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)

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7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
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By Peter McLaren

 

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