2017 Mugello Moto3 FP3 Result: Mir Leads The Usual Contenders

A clear blue sky and some fewer degrees were in store for Saturday morning, as the Moto3 class started the proceedings for qualifying day. The conditions meant that many riders took their time before improving on their Friday benchmarks.

Joan Mir’s position at the top of the standings was only challenged briefly by Jorge Martin but a healthy tow every now and again meant that he quickly recovered to top the session by little over a tenth. Nicolo Bulega appears to be a serious challenger this weekend, the Italian finishing the session second, with compatriot and FP1 leader Romano Fenati right in the mix in third.

John McPhee made a very late jump into fourth position, three tenths down on the leader, with Philipp Oettl just four hundredths of a second behind him.

Jorge Martin was the first rider of the day into the 1:57s but some soft tyres and lucky slipstreams meant that his advantage of over six tenths was quickly negated by his main rivals. He failed to improve on sixth position while waving away wishful slipstreamers late in the session but the Spaniard showed solid race pace in his first runs.

Friday leader Fabio Di Giannantonio had an anonymous morning until the very last laps, when he jumped into eighth position and right behind an improved Darryn Binder, who was much closer to what we expected from him after the last few races.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'57.462    
2 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'57.630 0.168 0.168
3 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'57.744 0.282 0.114
4 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'57.761 0.299 0.017
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'57.804 0.342 0.043
6 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'57.809 0.347 0.005
7 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'57.813 0.351 0.004
8 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'57.892 0.430 0.079
9 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'58.157 0.695 0.265
10 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'58.230 0.768 0.073
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'58.312 0.850 0.082
12 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'58.449 0.987 0.137
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'58.498 1.036 0.049
14 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'58.567 1.105 0.069
15 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'58.663 1.201 0.096
16 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'58.715 1.253 0.052
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'58.860 1.398 0.145
18 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'58.913 1.451 0.053
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'58.947 1.485 0.034
20 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'58.956 1.494 0.009
21 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'58.975 1.513 0.019
22 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'59.026 1.564 0.051
23 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'59.052 1.590 0.026
24 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'59.066 1.604 0.014
25 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'59.222 1.760 0.156
26 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'59.280 1.818 0.058
27 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'59.485 2.023 0.205
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'59.491 2.029 0.006
29 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'00.437 2.975 0.946
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'00.587 3.125 0.150
31 30 Edoardo SINTONI Mahindra 2'00.718 3.256 0.131

 

Round Number: 
5
2017
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