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Miller dominates the 3rd free practice session in Aragon

Jack Miller took the best time in free practice 3 of the Aragon Grand Prix on Saturday, while Fabio Quartararo is only 8th. The only rider to go below the 1 minute 47 second mark, the Australian beat his Ducati team-mate in Spain, the Italian Francesco Bagnaia and another Italian, Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati-VR46).

Under rather cool morning temperatures, twenty-three of the twenty-four drivers entered in the premier category improved their time on the track the day before. Eighth on the time sheet, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), overall leader with 30 points ahead of Bagnaia, is at 0”266.

The drivers who set the ten best times in the first three free practice sessions take part directly in the second qualifying session (Q2), which determines the first twelve places on the starting grid.

Draft in sight for Zarco

The others must participate in a preliminary qualifying session (Q1) at 2:10 p.m., of which the two fastest are drafted for Q2. Among them, the second Frenchman on the grid Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), 15th at 0”486, will have to go through the repechage. Same sentence for the third in the championship, the Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), 11th, ahead of the six-time world champion Marc Marquez, 12th.

A time the best time of the morning at the start of the session, the Honda rider fell about twenty minutes before the end. But more fear than harm for the Spaniard, who signs his return to competition on the MotorLand Aragon track, three months after his fourth right arm operation.

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