2018 Misano Moto3 FP1 Result: Kornfeil Gets His Share Of The Limelight

The sun was a welcome sight after the aquatic adventures of a fortnight ago – if only for the morning sessions – and the lightweight class were quick to resume battle. With two more weeks to recuperate from his wrist injury, Jorge Martin was up to challenge for the lead of the session straight away but his early lead eventually fell victim to Jakub Kornfeil’s advances on the very last lap. The Czech rider shot into the lead at the flag by over two tenths of a second once the track got a dusting.

Philipp Oettl was second best, while Aron Canet completed the top three another tenth of a second down. Championship leader Marco Bezzecchi was almost half a second down on his teammate from fourth position, followed closely by Gabriel Rodrigo, who overcame an early tumble on the dirty track to climb into fifth.

Albert Arenas was another familiar sight in sixth spot, ahead of Tony Arbolino and title contender Martin. Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Jaume Masia completed the top ten, the Spaniard doing especially well after retreating to the pits with technical issues twice throughout the session and eventually being the last man within a second of the leader.

Wildcard Kevin Zannoni had a short stint in the lead on the TM chassis but was then demoted to 15th after tumbling out into turn one following his hot lap. The Italian still finished the morning ahead of Nicolo Bulega in 17th and Enea Bastianini in 19th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'43.526    
2 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.774 0.248 0.248
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.896 0.370 0.122
4 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'44.016 0.490 0.120
5 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.040 0.514 0.024
6 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'44.191 0.665 0.151
7 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'44.303 0.777 0.112
8 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'44.393 0.867 0.090
9 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'44.437 0.911 0.044
10 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'44.523 0.997 0.086
11 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'44.695 1.169 0.172
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'44.764 1.238 0.069
13 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'44.812 1.286 0.048
14 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'44.814 1.288 0.002
15 3 Kevin ZANNONI TM RACING 1'44.818 1.292 0.004
16 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'44.940 1.414 0.122
17 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'44.968 1.442 0.028
18 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'45.023 1.497 0.055
19 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'45.036 1.510 0.013
20 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'45.067 1.541 0.031
21 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'45.124 1.598 0.057
22 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'45.165 1.639 0.041
23 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'45.242 1.716 0.077
24 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'45.246 1.720 0.004
25 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'45.446 1.920 0.200
26 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'45.652 2.126 0.206
27 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'45.768 2.242 0.116
28 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'45.901 2.375 0.133
29 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'46.264 2.738 0.363
30 55 Yari MONTELLA Honda 1'47.697 4.171 1.433
Round Number: 
13
2018
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