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20 days ago
By motogp.com

Morbidelli and Marquez home and dry in wet FP3

EG 0,0 Marc VDS riders go Dutch once again on Saturday morning

Different day, different conditions, similar story – but no less spectacular. Franco Morbidelli and Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) led Moto2™ FP3 at Assen, with the Italian well ahead for much of the latter stages until the Spaniard struck back to end the session within a tenth. The two men were over half a second clear of the next man on the road, Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team).

Yonny Hernandez (AGR Team) put in a chevere showing to end the session in fourth after proving an early pacesetter, with ‘Pescao’ Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) locking out the top five.

There were a number of crashes including an incident that saw Augusto Fernandez (Speed Up Racing) crash ahead of Isaac Viñales (BE-A-VIP SAG Team), and tumbles for a few more riders including Iker Lecuona (Garage Plus Interwetten), Tetsuta Nagashima (Teluru SAG Team).

The top ten:

1. Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS)

2. Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) +0.115

3. Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) +0.779

4. Yonny Hernandez (AGR Team) +0.856

5. Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) +1.135

6. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Racing Team) +1.201

7. Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) +1.392

8. Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) +1.782

9. Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) +1.788

10. Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) +1.796

For full results, click here! Qualifying for Moto2™ begins at 15:05 (GMT +2).

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