Although the weather got kinder as the day progressed, there was not much action in the early stages of FP3 for the intermediate class as riders were waiting for track conditions to improve further and perhaps have a look at slick tyres. However, that dry line never quite arrived and only a dozen or so riders were tempted to chase a time in the wet. With no Q2 places realistically on offer, those who persevered got rewarded with a top position in FP3 and Jorge Navarro was the keenest of the lot, taking over top spot on the timesheets by nearly three tenths of a second. Stefano Manzi came second, ahead of replacement rider Piotr Biesiekirski and with class veteran Tom Luthi in fourth.
Kasma Daniel missed out on the whole of Friday while self-isolation for what turned out to be tonsillitis and rejoined the action on Saturday morning straight into the top five. Marcel Schrotter was the early leader of FP3 before getting pushed back to sixth and one second down on the leader. Edgar Pons, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Simone Corsi and Hafizh Syahrin rounded out the top ten.
Sky Racing duo Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini did a handful of laps early on but then settled for 11th and 12th on the timesheets, while championship leader Sam Lowes tested the conditions late in the session for a couple of laps only and finished 16th. The likes of Joe Roberts, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Enea Bastianini or Jorge Martin were not keen on the conditions and did not post a time, while Augusto Fernandez has withdrawn from the rest of the weekend with a foot injury sustained in FP1 and Jake Dixon has been declared unfit due to a right wrist fracture in FP2.
|1||9||Jorge NAVARRO||Speed Up||1’46.668|
|2||62||Stefano MANZI||MV Agusta||1’46.962||0.294||0.294|
|9||24||Simone CORSI||MV Agusta||1’48.460||1.792||0.259|
|10||55||Hafizh SYAHRIN||Speed Up||1’48.556||1.888||0.096|
|19||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||Kalex|
|21||Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO||Speed Up|
|27||Andi Farid IZDIHAR||Kalex|
|44||Aron CANET||Speed Up|