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Aleix Espargaro quickest in final practice for Dutch MotoGP

3. Aleix Espargaro quickest in final practice for Dutch MotoGP
Aprilia Spanish rider Aleix Espargaro waves after the qualifying session of the MotoGP German motorcycle Grand Prix. (Photo: AFP)
AASSEN, Netherlands — Spaniard Aleix Espargaro edged championship leader Fabio Quartararo to put in the quickest time in the third and final practice ahead of Saturday’s qualifying for the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.اضافة اعلان

Despite a fall at the end of the session, Aprilia rider Espargaro topped the session, finishing 0.041sec ahead of Quartararo’s Yamaha.

Alex Rins (Suzuki) was third quickest while Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who was on top on Friday, slipped to sixth.

The top 10 all head directly into Q2 (12:30 GMT) to see who will take pole position for Sunday’s race.

Espargaro’s brother Pol, who injured his ribs in Germany last week, had to withdraw from the race weekend, another blow for Honda, who have already lost Marc Marquez to another arm operation.


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