Marc Marquez fastest as no Yamaha rider makes the top 10 during FP3 for the Catalunya MotoGP.

After spending Friday on the new-for-2017 chicane, MotoGP has switched back to the F1 design for the remainder of the weekend.

As a result, Friday's lap times were scrapped and the top ten positions, for direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session, were decided only on FP3.

Marquez and then Alvaro Bautista suffered early falls at turn 10, Johann Zarco a fast accident at Turn 9.


The best lap times were set on soft rear tyres in the final 10 minutes of the session.

Honda, Ducati and Aprilia attended a private test at Catalunya last month. Yamaha, Suzuki and KTM did not...

1.=Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 44.178s[Lap 16/18]341km/h (Top Speed)2.^5Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 44.279s +0.101s[16/18]340km/h3.^5Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.395s +0.217s[16/18]347km/h4.^9Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 44.409s +0.231s[16/16]338km/h5.1Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.615s +0.437s[14/15]342km/h6.4Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.623s +0.445s[16/18]343km/h7.^5Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 44.656s +0.478s[17/18]341km/h8.^3Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.676s +0.498s[18/18]343km/h9.4Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.681s +0.503s[16/18]344km/h10.=Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.740s +0.562s[15/18]338km/h

11.8Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 44.763s +0.585s[17/18]338km/h12.^7Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 44.803s +0.625s[16/18]339km/h13.^3Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 44.889s +0.711s[17/19]341km/h14.=Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 44.985s +0.807s[15/16]340km/h15.6Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 45.053s +0.875s[18/19]337km/h16.10Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 45.240s +1.062s[13/16]338km/h17.^3Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 45.252s +1.074s[15/17]341km/h18.1Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 45.289s +1.111s[16/18]339km/h19.^3Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 45.912s +1.734s[17/20]338km/h20.^1Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 46.243s +2.065s[17/19]339km/h21.3Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 46.259s +2.081s[11/19]339km/h22.7Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 46.267s +2.089s[12/14]334km/h23.=Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 46.853s +2.675s[16/16]334km/h
Key: X Up X places from FP2.= Rider has the same position as FP2. X Down X places from FP2.

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
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Fastest Friday time:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 44.478s

Official Catalunya MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 43.589s (2016)Fastest race lap:Maverick Vinales SPA Suzuki 1m 45.971s (2016)

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