Marquez leads FP3 at the Qatar MotoGP despite a fall for both Repsol Honda riders in the opening minutes of the windy session.

Marquez, who seemed to lose the front after being blown over the kerb, was soon back on track but Lorenzo changed out of his leathers and went to the Clinica Mobile for checks after a nasty highside on the exit of Turn 6.

Lorenzo, still recovering from a wrist injury, was thus unable to try and claim direct access to Qualifying 2 but later gave a thumbs up and will be joined in Qualifying 1 by the likes of Crutchlow and Rossi, who did not improve in the tricky track conditions.

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FP3:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.677s [Lap 11/14] 343km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* 1m 54.740s +0.063s [15/15] 336k
  3. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 54.879s +0.202s [16/16] 338k
  4. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.098s +0.421s [18/19] 331k
  5. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.141s +0.464s [18/18] 335k
  6. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.142s +0.465s [4/14] 333k
  7. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 55.161s +0.484s [16/19] 334k
  8. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.220s +0.543s [4/18] 328k
  9. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 55.460s +0.783s [17/18] 339k
  10. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 55.557s +0.880s [13/16] 332k
  11. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.766s +1.089s [15/15] 340k
  12. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.806s +1.129s [3/17] 343k
  13. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.855s +1.178s [4/15] 339k
  14. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.887s +1.210s [15/16] 342k
  15. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.005s +1.328s [7/18] 332k
  16. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.161s +1.484s [10/17] 334k
  17. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 56.310s +1.633s [16/17] 338k
  18. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 56.381s +1.704s [15/15] 335k
  19. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 56.532s +1.855s [17/18] 337k
  20. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.559s +1.882s [5/10] 338k
  21. Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.902s +2.225s [15/16] 339k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 57.392s +2.715s [12/12] 326k
  23. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)
  2. Maverick Vinales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
  3. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19)
  4. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19)
  5. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)*
  6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19)
  7. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)
  8. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
  9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
  10. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*

Fastest Friday time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 53.380s

Fastest time at 2019 Qatar Test:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 54.208s

Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha 1m 53.680s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren

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