FP3 lap analysis suggests Rossi is looking very good on the hard tyre, assuming that's what he was using on his last run.
As are the Spanish trio, of course. Lorenzo might have been fifth on ultimate pace but for consistency he was living up to Bootlace's trackside evaluation.
Smith quicker than Crutchlow. Who'd a thought it?
And another off for Marquez, about 300 meters around from where he fell yesterday, and this time under brakes. Wonder whether that will mess with his head a bit for the race.
A dnf with Lorenzo winning would cut Marquez's lead to 18 points with two rounds remaining.
Consecutive third places from there would not guarantee him the title if Lorenzo took two more wins.
Of course, given his current form, it will probably just mean he knows precisely where the edge is at two of the trickier parts of the track.
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