2018 Aragon Moto3 FP1 Result: Kornfeil Tops And Tumbles

The last European outing before the final showdown started off under lovely sunshine and the fastest men of the lightweight class came to the fore straight away. Despite having to give up on any championship aspirations last time out, Enea Bastianini was right back on the pace to lead the early part of the session but Jakub Kornfeil took charge of proceedings in the final five minutes. The Czech rider was on course to seal the deal with an even faster lap when he ran wide and hit the tyre wall at an uncomfortable angle. The curse of the final minute of the session also struck Gabriel Rodrigo, who went down at turn 13 while running a hot pace in second position. Both riders maintained their place on the timesheets but prime position came with a trip to the medical centre for Kornfeil.

Marco Bezzecchi in third position was over half a second slower than his leading teammate, with Philipp Oettl close behind in fourth spot. Jorge Martin had a fast start but lost a tiny bit of steam as he dropped down to fifth, while Kazuki Masaki and Vicente Perez were the last men to finish within a second of top position.

Bastianini ended the session exactly on second down on the leader, with Nicolo Bulega and Albert Arenas rounding out the top ten. Rumoured to be suffering from an arm injury from his eventful outing in Misano, Aron Canet had a rather anonymous session finished in 17th place, one spot ahead of most recent victor Lorenzo Dalla Porta.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'59.206    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'59.434 0.228 0.228
3 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'59.835 0.629 0.401
4 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'59.885 0.679 0.050
5 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'59.982 0.776 0.097
6 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'00.163 0.957 0.181
7 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'00.190 0.984 0.027
8 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'00.206 1.000 0.016
9 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'00.216 1.010 0.010
10 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'00.341 1.135 0.125
11 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'00.421 1.215 0.080
12 17 John MCPHEE KTM 2'00.426 1.220 0.005
13 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'00.473 1.267 0.047
14 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'00.562 1.356 0.089
15 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'00.575 1.369 0.013
16 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'00.666 1.460 0.091
17 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'00.722 1.516 0.056
18 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'00.904 1.698 0.182
19 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'00.986 1.780 0.082
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'01.214 2.008 0.228
21 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'01.495 2.289 0.281
22 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'01.739 2.533 0.244
23 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'01.856 2.650 0.117
24 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'01.923 2.717 0.067
25 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'01.942 2.736 0.019
26 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'01.982 2.776 0.040
27 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'02.160 2.954 0.178
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'03.372 4.166 1.212
29 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 2'03.555 4.349 0.183
Round Number: 
14
2018
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