Toprak Razgatlioglu’s impressive showing at WorldSBK San Juan continued in FP3 as he finished four tenths clear of Scott Redding. 

There was a slight delay to FP3 for Razgatlioglu’s team-mate Andrea Locatelli as intense work was being done to the front end of his Pata Yamaha machine. 

While Razgatlioglu immediately set the pace, Scott Redding became the lone rider to crash during FP3 - lost the front at turn 13. 

Redding’s team-mate Michael Rinaldi then went fastest by just - 0.018s, while Chaz Davies had his FP3 cut short after encountering a mechanical issue. 

Rinaldi nearly followed Redding in crashing due to a huge moment on the entry of turn 17, however, the Italian was able to remain upright and instead run off into the gravel before returning to pit lane. 

Rinaldi was then replaced at the top by Razgatlioglu who set back-to-back sub 1m 38s laps. 

Rea, who was one of the first riders to begin the qualifying runs, momentarily went top before Garrett Gerloff matched his time. 

However, Razgatlioglu then set a new all-time lap record to go nearly four tenths quicker, while Redding split the two ‘main’ title contenders with P2. On his very next effort, Razgatlioglu set yet another new lap record by going a further tenth better.

World Superbike San Juan, Argentina - Free Practice Results (3)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:37.239s
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.405s
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.525s
4Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.525s
5Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.888s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1.050s
7Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+1.223s
8Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.257s
9Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.258s
10Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+1.300s
11Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.846s
12Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.926s
13Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+1.944s
14Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+2.003s
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.372s
16Eugene LavertyIRLMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+2.403s
17Tito RabatITAKawasaki Puccetti+2.456s
18Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+2.734s
19Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+2.891s
20Luciano RibodinoARGPedercini Kawasaki+5.108s
21Marco SolorzaARGPedercini Kawasaki+5.293s