Miller tops Free Practice 3 for the Inaugural Portimao MotoGP ahead of Oliveira and Rins.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of qualifying.

MotoGP is making its Portimao debut with Mir having wrapped up the 2020 title last weekend in Valencia, but six riders still in with a mathematical chance of second in the standings, currently held by Morbidelli.

Suzuki and Ducati are tied at the top of the constructors' standings, with Yamaha also in title contention, 13 points back. If Suzuki clinch the title it would be for the first time since 1982, Ducati for the second time along with 2007, and Yamaha for the first time since 2015.

There is also the possibility of a record 10th different race winner of the season on Sunday.

Iker Lecuona is being forced to miss his third event after a positive Covid test and is being replaced at Tech3 by KTM test rider Kallio.

Bradl is replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won't return until 2021.

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MotoGP Portugal, Portimao - Free Practice (3) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)1'39.205s18/18344k
2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.125s19/19333k
3Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.150s19/20334k
4Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.199s19/19345k
5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.206s18/19332k
6Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.275s14/19330k
7Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.308s21/22335k
8Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.364s20/21340k
9Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.414s18/18332k
10Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.488s17/18334k
11Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.512s19/21336k
12Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.527s15/16340k
13Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.596s20/21341k
14Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.729s15/16338k
15Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.746s17/17331k
16Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.800s15/22343k
17Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.825s18/18336k
18Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.243s17/17344k
19Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+1.279s18/19338k
20Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.517s21/21328k
21Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.787s16/21338k
22Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.263s18/19341k

 

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
PosRiderNatTeam
1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)
2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
3Alex RinsESPSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
4Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)
5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
6Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)
7Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
8Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
9Maverick VinalesESPMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
10Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)

* Rookie.
Official Portimao MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati1m 39.417s (2020)

By Peter McLaren

 

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