2018 Brno Moto3 FP3 Result: Gravel To Glory For Rodrigo

In the absence of the championship leader, many contenders came to the fore to share the spoils in Brno and the still acceptable temperatures helped their cause in the morning session. The lightweight class riders improved their Friday benchmarks from the word go and the ultimate victor of the final practice session was Gabriel Rodrigo. The RBA racer’s morning was not without incident as Rodrigo was pouring gravel out of his fairing halfway through the session but eventually recovered to lead the field.

Local favourite Jakub Kornfeil got as close as seven hundredths of a second from stealing the headlines but managed to keep second position ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio. Positions four to six were covered by less than three hundredths of a second, with Lorenzo Dalla Porta leading the way for Albert Arenas and Nicolo Bulega.

Aron Canet was an early leader of the session but the Spaniard failed to improve in the final shootout and dropped down to seventh spot, in familiar company from Enea Bastianini, both riders over half a second off Rodrigo’s time.

Ayumu Sasaki and Jaume Masia completed the top ten, while the top 16 riders were covered by one second. The one significant name who was not in that mix was Marco Bezzecchi, the Italian dropping all the way back to 23rd position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'08.115    
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'08.189 0.074 0.074
3 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'08.504 0.389 0.315
4 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'08.565 0.450 0.061
5 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'08.570 0.455 0.005
6 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'08.590 0.475 0.020
7 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'08.627 0.512 0.037
8 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'08.669 0.554 0.042
9 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'08.712 0.597 0.043
10 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'08.726 0.611 0.014
11 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'08.803 0.688 0.077
12 15 Filip SALAC KTM 2'08.857 0.742 0.054
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'08.878 0.763 0.021
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'08.964 0.849 0.086
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'08.988 0.873 0.024
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'08.996 0.881 0.008
17 17 John MCPHEE KTM 2'09.176 1.061 0.180
18 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'09.211 1.096 0.035
19 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'09.226 1.111 0.015
20 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'09.279 1.164 0.053
21 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'09.330 1.215 0.051
22 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'09.380 1.265 0.050
23 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 2'09.407 1.292 0.027
24 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'09.523 1.408 0.116
25 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'09.592 1.477 0.069
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'09.689 1.574 0.097
27 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'10.051 1.936 0.362
28 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'10.165 2.050 0.114
Round Number: 
10
2018
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