2017 Spielberg Moto3 FP1 Result: Mir Feels At Home

With very photogenic thunder gracing Spielberg with its presence the previous day, the lightweight class was lucky to have seen a nearly dry piece of tarmac waiting for them on Friday morning.

Championship leader Joan Mir decided to honour the track of his first world championship success by setting camp at the top of the timesheets early in the session and waiting for his rivals to catch up. Bo Bendsneyder and Enea Bastianini got their brief time in the sun but then Mir stroke back to be the first rider of the morning into the 1:37s and almost half a second faster than his colleagues, despite his enthusiasm seeing several of his laps cancelled for exuberant use of track limits.

After Sunday’s heroics, Aron Canet kept his speed and proved to be Mir’s closest challenger, the Spaniard little over three tenths down on his compatriot. Marcos Ramirez added another Spanish rider to the top three mix, the Platinum Bay rider four tenths slower than Mir.

Bastianini and Bendsneyder had to settle for fourth and fifth positions, over six tenths down, while Jules Danilo joined the top six to end the session significantly higher than his teammate. While we’re on that, Romano Fenati spent most of the session over a second slower than his championship arch enemy and ended the morning in eighteenth.

The top ten was completed by some very familiar faces: John McPhee seventh, Fabio di Giannantonio eight, a gesticulating Nicolo Bulega ninth and last weekend’s poleman, Gabriel Rodrigo, in tenth position.

Despite still suffering from his fractured heel, Jorge Martin managed to post a few more laps than this time last week and made it all the way through the first practice session to finish a very honourable seventh. His time was scrapped after the flag, when some track limits infringements were punished, the Spaniard dropping back to fourteenth place.

Brno front row starter Juanfran Guevara had a tame morning down in twenty-fifth, two places ahead of Andrea Migno.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'37.549    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'37.903 0.354 0.354
3 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'38.013 0.464 0.110
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'38.220 0.671 0.207
5 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'38.273 0.724 0.053
6 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'38.314 0.765 0.041
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'38.396 0.847 0.082
8 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'38.398 0.849 0.002
9 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'38.473 0.924 0.075
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'38.486 0.937 0.013
11 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'38.503 0.954 0.017
12 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'38.648 1.099 0.145
13 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'38.725 1.176 0.077
14 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'38.726 1.177 0.001
15 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'38.758 1.209 0.032
16 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'38.803 1.254 0.045
17 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'38.854 1.305 0.051
18 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'38.879 1.330 0.025
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'38.908 1.359 0.029
20 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'38.914 1.365 0.006
21 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.013 1.464 0.099
22 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.041 1.492 0.028
23 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'39.067 1.518 0.026
24 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'39.184 1.635 0.117
25 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.268 1.719 0.084
26 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'39.595 2.046 0.327
27 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'39.641 2.092 0.046
28 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'39.643 2.094 0.002
29 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'39.885 2.336 0.242
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'39.972 2.423 0.087
31 18 Gabriel MARTINEZ-ABREGO KTM 1'40.748 3.199 0.776
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'40.823 3.274 0.075
33 13 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'41.328 3.779 0.505

 

Round Number: 
11
2017
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