UPDATE: Morbidelli has had another lap cancelled and now drops to eleventh place, putting Miller into the top ten and direct access to Qualifying 2.

Nakagami puts the 2020 Honda chassis on top of the timesheets during Free Practice 3 for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, while Marc Marquez suffers a massive accident in the closing minutes of the session.

Returning to the scene of his broken right arm last July, Marquez lost the front of his Repsol Honda on entry to the fast Turn 7 – sending him skimming across the gravel and into the airfence.

The eight time world champion was clearly shaken but eventually able to walk away and returned to the pits on the back of a scooter, fortunately without any apparent damage to his right arm, which has required three rounds of surgery since last July.

After being examined at the medical centre, Repsol Honda confirmed that Marquez 'has no major injuries, suffering only a contusion'.

Marquez was twelfth at the time of this fall and will now join the likes of Miller, Binder and his team-mate Espargaro in heading to Qualifying 1 this afternoon.

Binder also had a nasty fall after running off track at the entry to Turn 5 then being thrown from his KTM in the gravel trap, but the South African returned later in the session.

All riders went faster than on Friday, with the top ten places covered by a tiny 0.193s!

Morbidelli had a session-topping lap time deleted for exceeding track limits.

Injured rookie Jorge Martin is being replaced at Pramac by Rabat, while Bradl is making his first wild-card of the season after racing as a replacement for Marc Marquez in Qatar.

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Spanish MotoGP, Jerez - Free Practice (3) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'36.985s17/19290k
2=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.025s12/18290k
3^8Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+0.041s16/18298k
4^9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.051s17/20288k
5˅2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.064s14/16290k
6˅1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.098s18/22290k
7˅3Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.098s15/20288k
8˅7Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.151s20/20294k
9=Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.172s18/20297k
10˅2Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.193s19/21293k
11^1Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.203s20/21298k
12^4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.369s14/17291k
13˅3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.375s15/15292k
14^6Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.657s19/20292k
15^6Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.719s20/21286k
16˅9Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.725s20/20294k
17˅3Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.768s13/18294k
18˅3Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.786s18/20290k
19=Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+0.829s14/19286k
20˅2Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.928s18/20292k
21˅4Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.949s13/15286k
22^1Tito RabatSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.428s19/19293k
23˅1Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.516s17/17291k

* Rookie.

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
3Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)
4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
5Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
6Maverick VinalesESPMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
7Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
8Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)
9Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)
10Alex RinsESPSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)

Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 36.584s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.051s (2019)

By Peter McLaren