2016 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Guevara Leads Chilly Morning

Probably anxious to get his hands on the Aspar Ducati, Pecco Bagnaia was fastest out of the gates, although the adrenaline was only enough for eighth place in the end. Equally excited to see the back of 2016 and get a fresh start was Fabio Quartararo, the Frenchman soon taking over at the top, with the now customary lap cancellations included in the FP1 package. He eventually dropped back to fourth.

That was really just the opening act for Brad Binder, the world champion taking it easy at the start but making his way to the top with ten minutes to go. Although he didn’t really have it all his own way, the South African getting pushed back to third by an impressive Juanfran Guevara, the Spaniard followed by his teammate, Gabriel Rodrigo, the two RBA riders topping the session for the first time this season.

As the rookie battle heated up, Joan Mir left his mark at the top of the timesheets briefly, dropping back to fifth at the checkered flag, in front of teammate Andrea Locatelli, making it a pretty successful session for the Leopard team.

The fightback for third place in the championship did not start as Jorge Navarro would have wanted, the Spaniard suffering a highly impressive and highly unpleasant highside halfway through the session, before setting a significant time. The deceptively sunny but chilly conditions also caught out Andrea Migno soon after, with Enea Bastianini also gracing the turn ten gravel trap in the final minute of the session, ending in fifteenth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'40.333    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.538 0.205 0.205
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'40.590 0.257 0.052
4 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'40.607 0.274 0.017
5 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'40.613 0.280 0.006
6 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'40.689 0.356 0.076
7 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.753 0.420 0.064
8 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.791 0.458 0.038
9 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'40.854 0.521 0.063
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'40.881 0.548 0.027
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.900 0.567 0.019
12 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'41.115 0.782 0.215
13 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'41.154 0.821 0.039
14 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'41.166 0.833 0.012
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'41.176 0.843 0.010
16 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'41.194 0.861 0.018
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'41.358 1.025 0.164
18 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'41.446 1.113 0.088
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'41.465 1.132 0.019
20 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'41.500 1.167 0.035
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'41.580 1.247 0.080
22 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'41.612 1.279 0.032
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'41.785 1.452 0.173
24 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.888 1.555 0.103
25 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'41.899 1.566 0.011
26 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'41.994 1.661 0.095
27 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'42.136 1.803 0.142
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'42.252 1.919 0.116
29 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot 1'42.350 2.017 0.098
30 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'42.489 2.156 0.139
31 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'42.502 2.169 0.013
32 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'42.592 2.259 0.090
33 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM 1'42.766 2.433 0.174
34 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'43.159 2.826 0.393
35 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra 1'44.997 4.664 1.838

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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