Saturday June 5th, it was time for practice 3 and 4, with Morbildelli and Quartararo setting the fastest times.
Yamaha dominated the 3rd MotoGP practice in Barcelona. Franco Morbidelli secured the fastest time, while his three brand colleagues Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales, and Valentino Rossi were all able to move directly into Q2. Marc Marquez missed the cut, as did two-time season winner Jack Miller.
Except for Johann Zarco, all riders were able to improve their best time from the previous day in the 3rd practice. Franco Morbidelli was the fastest, setting a time of 1:38.929 on his final lap. Fabio Quartararo had to admit defeat by 0.046 seconds. Behind them were Miguel Oliveira, Francesco Bagnaia, Aleix Espargaro, Brad Binder, Johann Zarco, Maverick Vinales and Joan Mir.
Valentino Rossi was the last rider to make it into the top-10 in his final attempt, putting him straight into Q2 in qualifying. Jack Miller missed the cut by 0.069 seconds. Like Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro, or Taka Nakagami, the Australian had to start in the first qualifying section.
As recently in Portimao, Jerez, Le Mans and Mugello Fabio Quartararo grabbed the best time in the 4th Free Practice of MotoGP in Barcelona.
Quartararo clearly prevailed with 0.426 seconds ahead of teammate Maverick Vinales. Third place went to Miguel Oliveira ahead of Johann Zarco and Joan Mir. Marc Marquez was sixth but had help on his fastest lap from Vinales, who was ahead. Valentino Rossi confirmed his strong 3rd practice with P7. Pol Espargaro, Jack Miller, and Takaaki Nakagami completed the top ten.
Aleix Espargaro caused the first crash of the session after six minutes. He braked in turn one, had to go into the gravel and went down there at low speed.
Iker Lecuona slid off the front wheel in Turn 5 and was thrown through the gravel. He looked a bit banged up, but is not expected to have hurt himself.
Jorge Martin flew off in the fast turn 13 towards the end of the practice. He lost the rear wheel, but fortunately slid harmlessly away and did not experience a highsider.