Mir quickest ahead of Quartararo and Nakagami during FP3 for the Styrian MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring.

Zarco underwent surgery for a fracture to the scaphoid bone in his right wrist on Wednesday, sustained in last Sunday's huge accident with Morbidelli, and returned on Saturday. The Frenchman was then 8th fastest overall within just 5 laps! However, he will need to start the race from pitlane after being penalised for the incident with Morbidelli.

The top ten riders (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of qualifying.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez is missing his fourth event after breaking his right arm in the MotoGP season opener, and is again replaced by Stefan Bradl.

Francesco Bagnaia, who suffered a fracture to his right tibia at Brno, is replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro for the second time.

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Styrian MotoGP, Austria - Free Practice (3) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'23.456s20/24308k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.151s19/22307k
3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.154s20/21309k
4Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.154s21/22315k
5Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.161s15/25309k
6Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.204s23/24310k
7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.269s22/24311k
8Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.271s23/24308k
9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.298s17/22309k
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.339s20/20313k
11Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.342s19/23309k
12Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.423s9/13313k
13Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.425s21/21309k
14Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+0.433s21/22309k
15Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.494s27/27304k
16Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.670s21/22309k
17Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.680s21/21310k
18Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.840s15/19313k
19Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.967s16/20311k
20Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.161s24/25308k
21Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.286s20/20312k
22Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.591s13/24306k

 

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
PosRiderNatTeam
1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
4Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)
5Maverick VinalesESPMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
6Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
8Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
9Alex RinsESPSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)

* Rookie.
Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 23.027s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 1m 23.827s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

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