2017 Qatar Moto3 Test Saturday Times: Fenati Leads The Way

Romano Fenati took a clean sweep on the second day at Qatar, topping the timesheets for all three of the test sessions for the Moto3 class. But the competition hotted up behind the Italian in the second and third sessions on Saturday, Jorge Martin and Aron Canet both closing to within a few hundredths of Fenati.

Gabriel Rodrigo was the first KTM rider, the Argentinian rider a quarter of a second off the time of Fenati. Livio Loi had a strong evening, putting the Leopard Honda into fifth, and finishing ahead of Nicolo Bulega on the Sky VR46 KTM. 

Testing is due to continue on Sunday, but once again, the forecast is not good. Spots of rain had started as the final Moto3 session ended, and heavy rain is expected through the night and during the day. The teams will hope for a dry track at the end of the afternoon, to allow them to use their final opportunity at preparing for the start of the 2017 season.

Combined times from all three sessions:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2:06.690    
2 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2:06.729 0.039 0.039
3 44 Aron Canet Honda 2:06.749 0.059 0.020
4 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2:06.957 0.267 0.208
5 11 Livio Loi Honda 2:07.068 0.378 0.111
6 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2:07.086 0.396 0.018
7 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2:07.140 0.450 0.054
8 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 2:07.150 0.460 0.010
9 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2:07.162 0.472 0.012
10 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:07.176 0.486 0.014
11 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2:07.192 0.502 0.016
12 17 John McPhee Honda 2:07.327 0.637 0.135
13 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2:07.339 0.649 0.012
14 36 Joan Mir Honda 2:07.418 0.728 0.079
15 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2:07.558 0.868 0.140
16 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2:07.628 0.938 0.070
17 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:07.634 0.944 0.006
18 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2:07.717 1.027 0.083
19 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2:07.808 1.118 0.091
20 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2:07.856 1.166 0.048
21 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2:07.883 1.193 0.027
22 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2:07.894 1.204 0.011
23 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2:07.905 1.215 0.011
24 41 Nakarin Atiraphuvapat Honda 2:08.036 1.346 0.131
25 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2:08.037 1.347 0.001
26 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2:08.074 1.384 0.037
27 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2:08.234 1.544 0.160
28 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2:08.260 1.570 0.026
29 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2:08.499 1.809 0.239
30 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2:08.713 2.023 0.214
31 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2:10.508 3.818 1.795
 
Session 5
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2:06.726    
2 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2:06.729 0.003 0.003
3 44 Aron Canet Honda 2:06.860 0.134 0.131
4 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2:07.034 0.308 0.174
5 11 Livio Loi Honda 2:07.068 0.342 0.034
6 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2:07.140 0.414 0.072
7 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2:07.162 0.436 0.022
8 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2:07.413 0.687 0.251
9 36 Joan Mir Honda 2:07.418 0.692 0.005
10 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2:07.474 0.748 0.056
11 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2:07.558 0.832 0.084
12 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2:07.628 0.902 0.070
13 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:07.634 0.908 0.006
14 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2:07.717 0.991 0.083
15 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 2:07.731 1.005 0.014
16 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:07.798 1.072 0.067
17 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2:07.883 1.157 0.085
18 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2:07.894 1.168 0.011
19 17 John McPhee Honda 2:07.911 1.185 0.017
20 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2:08.037 1.311 0.126
21 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2:08.074 1.348 0.037
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2:08.117 1.391 0.043
23 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2:08.234 1.508 0.117
24 41 Nakarin Atiraphuvapat Honda 2:08.293 1.567 0.059
25 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2:08.546 1.820 0.253
26 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2:08.657 1.931 0.111
27 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2:08.700 1.974 0.043
28 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2:08.713 1.987 0.013
29 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2:09.094 2.368 0.381
30 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2:09.509 2.783 0.415
31 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2:10.508 3.782 0.999
 
Session 6
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2:06.690    
2 44 Aron Canet Honda 2:06.749 0.059 0.059
3 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2:06.957 0.267 0.208
4 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2:07.086 0.396 0.129
5 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 2:07.150 0.460 0.064
6 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:07.176 0.486 0.026
7 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2:07.192 0.502 0.016
8 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2:07.228 0.538 0.036
9 17 John McPhee Honda 2:07.327 0.637 0.099
10 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2:07.339 0.649 0.012
11 11 Livio Loi Honda 2:07.520 0.830 0.181
12 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2:07.808 1.118 0.288
13 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2:07.856 1.166 0.048
14 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2:07.868 1.178 0.012
15 36 Joan Mir Honda 2:07.894 1.204 0.026
16 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2:07.905 1.215 0.011
17 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2:07.911 1.221 0.006
18 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2:07.978 1.288 0.067
19 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2:08.007 1.317 0.029
20 41 Nakarin Atiraphuvapat Honda 2:08.036 1.346 0.029
21 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2:08.260 1.570 0.224
22 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:08.287 1.597 0.027
23 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2:08.401 1.711 0.114
24 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2:08.499 1.809 0.098
25 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2:08.527 1.837 0.028
26 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2:08.529 1.839 0.002
27 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2:08.818 2.128 0.289
28 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2:09.515 2.825 0.697
29 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2:09.638 2.948 0.123
30 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2:10.732 4.042 1.094

 

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Impressive to see Maria Herrera's progress, after her difficult start and unlucky ending of the season last year! So far in testing I have only seen her in the tail group, but she seems to have clicked with the new KTM. She has shown signs of real speed a few times, I hope she can tune in to that speed on a consistent basis. She seems to have the potential to be well up in the top-10, maybe even top-6 on a good day. Good luck to her! It's quite special that we have a sport at top level in which women compete directly against men on completely equal terms. I can't think of any other sport like this, except car racing. Anybody..?

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Love the lady racers!! Maria Herrera, Nichole Mees, Ama flattrack, a recent US roadracer's name escapes my memory..

There are those that argue motor racing and hunting, as the only civilized sports. Women go head to head with men, in pro tactical shooting sports, as well!

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I'm guessing you mean the seriously fast Elena Myers, who has unfortunately stopped racing because of a really sad reason (you can look it up if you want to know). Hopefully we'll see her back some day soon. And then there's Melissa Paris, who did a few wildcards in World Supersport, if I'm correct.

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