World Champ Incarnate Marc Marquez Crashes, Goes Fast In Chilly Phillip Island MotoGP Third Practice Session


World champ incarnate Marc Marquez crashed about 20 minutes into the session. He folded the front and held on to the clip-on with his right hand as the bike augured. A good bounce when the rider’s hand on the clip-on of a crashing motorcycle is how they eventually end up having only 9 or 9.5 fingers on their gloves, ala George Lorenzo, Wayne Rainey, Roger Lee Hayden, others.

Of course, Marc was uninjured and afterward he flicked his wrist like there was a fly on his hand to make it all well.

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V 1:29.714
2 Maverick Vinales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 1:29.756
3 Jack Miller Alma Pramac Racing Ducati GP18 1:29.792
4 Andrea Iannone Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 1:29.867
5 Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 1:29.974
6 Pol Espargaro Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:30.221
7 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V 1:30.259
8 Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 1:30.296
9 Alvaro Bautista Ducati Team Ducati GP18 1:30.485
10 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati GP18 1:30.580
11 Karel Abraham Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 1:30.720
12 Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:30.724
13 Alex Rins Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 1:30.830
14 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda RC213V 1:30.846
15 Xavier Simeon Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:30.973
16 Franco Morbidelli Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda RC213V 1:31.047
17 Danilo Petrucci Alma Pramac Racing Ducati GP18 1:31.205
18 Thomas Luthi Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda RC213V 1:31.320
19 Hafizh Syahrin Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 1:31.655
20 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP 1:31.860
21 Jordi Torres Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:32.045
22 Mike Jones Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1:32.988
23 Scott Redding Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.139


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