2014 Assen MotoGP FP3: Rain Hampers Rider Progress

The third practice session for the MotoGP class at Assen saw light rain emerge just as riders began to exit pit lane, the precipitation then grew progressively heavier in the early stages. Most of the field took the opportunity to scrub in a set of wet tyres, looking ahead to the possibility of needing them later in the weekend. 

With around fifteen minutes remaining the rain had stopped and the track had dried sufficiently to allow some of the riders trying to creep into the top 10 and QP2 a crack at putting in a last ditch lap. Alvaro Bautista tried valiantly to nudge Dovizioso out of tenth place (using the times set in yesterday's FP2 session) but fell short as the track didn't allow quite enough feel. He finished two tenths behind Valentino Rossi who topped the tricky session.

The likes of Bautista, Redding and Crutchlow will have to battle through QP1 if they aim to partake in the top twelve shoot out later in the afternoon. The outlook for the afternoons forecast appears to be quite positive and riders will be hoping to be able to make the most of a fully dry fourth practice session to hone their race setups, before unleashing in the qualifying sessions to follow. 

Full Results:

 
Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'34.650    
2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'34.912 0.262 0.262
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'35.213 0.563 0.301
4 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'35.532 0.882 0.319
5 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'35.715 1.065 0.183
6 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'36.670 2.020 0.955
7 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'36.957 2.307 0.287
8 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'37.251 2.601 0.294
9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'37.330 2.680 0.079
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'37.754 3.104 0.424
11 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'38.130 3.480 0.376
12 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'38.365 3.715 0.235
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'38.786 4.136 0.421
14 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'39.404 4.754 0.618
15 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'39.820 5.170 0.416
16 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'40.897 6.247 1.077
  5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'49.292 14.642 8.395
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'52.577 17.927 3.285
  44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'54.425 19.775 1.848
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART      
  26 Dani PEDROSA Honda      
  93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda      
  99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2014

Comments

Nice

Nice. :)

Total votes: 15

Why include Redding in with

Why include Redding in with Bautista and Crutchlow with a statement like "Bautista, Redding and Crutchlow"? Clearly not worthy, yet.

Total votes: 12

Huh?

What planet you been livin on man? Might wanna take a look at FP4 results. :/

Total votes: 10

I think WUP is more

I think WUP is more indicative.

Total votes: 7

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