Magny-Cours World Superbike FP3 results: Bautista rockets to top spot
Axel Bassani had a big crash in FP1 but was able to return to the pit lane, where Honda was still working on their new chassis. Alex Lowes was leading the leaderboard, followed by Jonathan Rea. Lowes then set the fastest lap of the weekend, extending his lead over Garrett Gerloff. Alvaro Bautista came in and set the fastest time, but Gerloff surpassed him with an impressive lap. Michael Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea also improved their lap times. Despite Honda’s new chassis, Lecuona and Vierge struggled to break into the top ten. The Magny-Cours weekend schedule included several practice sessions, superpole, and two races.