The Repsol Honda rider and Quartararo have beaten Marini’s Day 2 time during a busy morning in Indonesia
Repsol Honda Team’s Pol Espargaro is currently looking like leaving the Official MotoGP™ Mandalika Test as the quickest rider, thanks to a 1:31.060 early on Day 3. Reigning World Champion Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has also beaten Luca Marini’s (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) lap from Day 2, as plenty of laps have been clocked ahead of midday.
There’s a new schedule to look out for because from 13:15-13:45 local time (GMT+8), the track is going to be cleaned. This means the chequered flag to indicate the end of the test will now be shown at 17:00 local time, with the practice start session running from 17:05-17:15.
After a heavy crash on Day 2, Raul Fernandez (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) has completed just six laps. The Spanish rookie crashed at Turn 10 and upon his return to the box, he didn’t feel very well and after another medical check, it was decided that Fernandez would sit out the remainder of the test.
This morning, @25RaulFernandez did not feel well on his return to the box after his first run. He went for another medical check, and the doctor decided that the safest option was to stop ridding for the day. #MandalikaTest ends for Raul, but he has done an incredible job here???? pic.twitter.com/2e80zEcBFL
— Tech3 Racing (@Tech3Racing) February 13, 2022
2020 World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has been forced to miss the final day of testing. Just as Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) did in Sepang, Mir is suffering with stomach pain and vomiting, and has been treated with tablets. Clinica Mobile’s Dr. Michele Zasa suspects the Spaniard has a bout of food poisoning and there is no reason to suspect it is Covid-19.
NEWS: Joan Mir is suffering with gastrointestinal problems this morning, with stomach pain and vomiting. Clinica Mobile’s Dr. Michele Zasa suspects a bout of food poisoning. Joan will be treated with tablets for now. Please note there is no reason to suspect Covid.
Updates soon. pic.twitter.com/zmc6E2vT4q
— Team Suzuki Ecstar (@suzukimotogp) February 13, 2022
After the Flag will be coming to you live from Barcelona at 09:30 CET, so make sure you tune into that for a full round-up of the Mandalika Test.
Top 10 Day 3 (13:00 local time):
1. Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) – 1:31:060
2. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) + 0.215
3. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) + 0.325
4. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 0.376
5. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.417
6. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) + 0.418
7. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) + 0.428
8. Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) + 0.543
9. Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) + 0.605
10. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.682
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