2017 Barcelona Moto3 FP1 Result: Fenati Fast Through The Puddles

None of the usual Spanish sun mentions this morning as Barcelona was keen to remind us that other weather options are available. Rain falling before the start of proceedings meant that the lightweight class hit the track with wet tyres on, despite the high temperatures. With the familiar sunny forecast for the rest of the weekend, only half the riders were keen to have a long look at the new track layout in damp conditions.

While many of the usual podium contenders were waving to the camera from their garage, Nicolo Bulega was putting in a serious set of laps, but as the final ten minutes saw the rest of the grid joining the show, he dropped back to sixteenth place.

Romano Fenati only did five laps but did not need more than two to steal the top of the timesheets once he joined in late in the session. Joan Mir was another of the party crashers, the championship leader going second, three tenths off Fenati. Marco Bezzecchi got as close as nine thousandths of a second of Mir, in third spot.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta was one of the hard-workers of the morning, with most laps put in, the Italian finishing fourth, in front of early session leader Jakub Kornfeil, the Czech rider the last within a second of the leader.

Jorge Martin and Fabio Di Giannantonio only put in a minimum of laps, three respectively four, to finish thirteenth and twenty-third, while Enea Bastianini, Darryn Binder and John McPhee did not go out. Aron Canet did have a go early on but crashed with no consequences in turn ten and did not set a time.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'06.206    
2 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'06.573 0.367 0.367
3 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'06.582 0.376 0.009
4 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'07.003 0.797 0.421
5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'07.027 0.821 0.024
6 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'07.229 1.023 0.202
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'07.308 1.102 0.079
8 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'07.397 1.191 0.089
9 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'07.551 1.345 0.154
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'07.655 1.449 0.104
11 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'07.863 1.657 0.208
12 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'08.080 1.874 0.217
13 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'08.681 2.475 0.601
14 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'09.151 2.945 0.470
15 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'09.239 3.033 0.088
16 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'09.312 3.106 0.073
17 63 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'09.336 3.130 0.024
18 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'09.468 3.262 0.132
19 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'09.528 3.322 0.060
20 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'09.554 3.348 0.026
21 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'09.681 3.475 0.127
22 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'10.048 3.842 0.367
23 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'10.116 3.910 0.068
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'10.539 4.333 0.423
25 81 Aleix VIU KTM 2'10.749 4.543 0.210
26 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'11.881 5.675 1.132
27 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'11.943 5.737 0.062
  42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'17.378 11.172 5.435
  17 John MCPHEE Honda      
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda      
  40 Darryn BINDER KTM      
  44 Aron CANET Honda      

 

Round Number: 
7
2017
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