2017 Jerez Moto3 FP1 Result: Rain Brings Kornfeil To The Top

Show of hands: who was eager for the “real” racing season to start in Europe? Well, judging by the first practice session of the lightweight class, it looked like Jerez didn’t miss us quite as much. Rain started as the light turned green, there but not quite enough of it for rain tyres.

Rookie Pulkkinen got stuck with the task of testing the waters before more riders filled a damp track. Jakub Kornfeil set an early time in a handful of laps to lead the session before conditions changed again. Tony Arbolino will also see name at the top, three tenths off the leader, with wildcard Vicente Perez a further three tenths down – one for the family album.

The rain had arrived truly in the final 15 minutes of the session, fully wet conditions encouraging the SKY VR46 boys into gaining some more experience in wet weather situations. Nicolo Bulega ended the session fourth, ahead of John McPhee, with Andrea Migno in eight.

With a sunnier forecast for the rest of the weekend, the remaining of the usual lead group contenders were not willing to take the risk of mixed conditions, either running a few laps towards the end or sitting in the comfort of their garage for the full session (see Mir, Martin, Fenati or Canet).

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'01.000    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'01.309 0.309 0.309
3 63 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'01.348 0.348 0.039
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'01.717 0.717 0.369
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'02.073 1.073 0.356
6 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'02.081 1.081 0.008
7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'02.244 1.244 0.163
8 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'02.279 1.279 0.035
9 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 2'02.358 1.358 0.079
10 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'02.886 1.886 0.528
11 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'02.902 1.902 0.016
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'03.821 2.821 0.919
13 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'03.896 2.896 0.075
14 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'04.206 3.206 0.310
15 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'04.477 3.477 0.271
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'04.574 3.574 0.097
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'04.641 3.641 0.067
18 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'05.021 4.021 0.380
19 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'05.513 4.513 0.492
20 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'05.687 4.687 0.174
21 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'05.964 4.964 0.277
22 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'07.336 6.336 1.372
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'07.654 6.654 0.318
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'07.900 6.900 0.246
25 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'08.118 7.118 0.218
  5 Romano FENATI Honda      
  11 Livio LOI Honda      
  21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda      
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda      
  36 Joan MIR Honda      
  44 Aron CANET Honda      
  88 Jorge MARTIN Honda      
  95 Jules DANILO Honda      

 

Round Number: 
4
2017
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