Fabio Quartararo eyes up pole position taking P1 in the FP3 session.
Fabio Quartararo looks to be the man who will take away Marc Marquez’s pole record here in Sachsenring after taking 10 consecutive pole positions at the German track, Quartararo has shown a lot of pace in the FP3 session and is only 0.2 seconds off the lap record held by Marquez, it is likely we will see the 1:19’s broken later on today with the top 10 being incredibly close.
The top 12 were within 0.4 seconds of P1, the top 18 within 0.640 seconds and the entire field within 1.3 seconds showing the huge depth of field the MotoGP class has. 0.1 seconds could be the difference between P7 and P10 it is truly insane how competitive MotoGP is. Jack Miller was the second-fastest rider in the session finishing only 0.056 behind Quartararo with fellow Ducati man Johann Zarco 0.085 back to Fabio in third place, the Ducati’s once again impressing at a track not suited to them.
KTM’s updates are working wonders for Miguel Oliveira who finished in fourth place, the Catalan winner is reaping these rewards with strong consistent results since he received his chassis changes completing an identical lap time to Aleix Espargaro in P5 on the Aprilia which is also working incredibly well this year only 0.103 seconds to P1.
Jorge Martin goes directly into Q2 in only his second race back from injury, the Spaniard was sixth overall and has shown no signs that he is recovering from injury here in Germany ahead of Takaaki Nakagami and Francesco Bagnaia who has improved on his last-place finish in FP2.
Marc Marquez finished just ahead of his brother in P9 and P10, the duo only 0.3 seconds from P1 meaning both are technically still within a shot of pole position despite being back at the lower end of the top 10.
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