Like all other sessions so far this week’s Austrian GP , FP3 started off with wet track from last night’s heavy rain, with not much action happening in the early stages of the race, its wasn’t until the last 15 minutes, when track was enough dry to let teams have a go on the slick and improve their Friday timings.
In last quarter of the session it lead timings were exchanged between Ducati, Yamaha and KTM riders and it was Honda’s Alex Marquez lap time of 1:30.038 was the first benchmark time of the session on slicks, later improving it to 1:28.576s before Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso took charge of timing sheets by going 1.1s faster than then Honda rider.
This time was beaten by the KTM rider Pol Espargaro shortly but Ducati Rider was fast enough to go even faster with the lap time of 1:24.832s just tenth out of the provisional Q2 spot.
But it was Yamaha Rider Maverick Vinales who took most out of the drying track to go fastest in FP3 with 1:24.317s and third overall to strengthens his position in Q2,
Dovizioso after leading for much of the time finally settled with third in FP3 and second in combined times and Jack Miller who ended FP3 on second spot but third overall for Q2.
Behind them were Oliveira with FP3 time of 1:24.508 to have a combined position along side Joan Mir, Sevneth places Espargaro who has topped the combined times finish ahead of Fabio Quartararo whose lap time saw Zarco missing out of Q2.
Further top ten of FP3 was wrapped up by Danilo Petrucci and Cal Crutchlow who will have to go through Q1 shoot out along with Rossi and Brad Binder.
Combined FP3 Top Ten Times: