2018 Buriram Moto3 FP3 Result: Di Giannantonio Revived

The second day for the lightweight class to explore the new playground at their disposal brought them up to speed straight away, sending Friday’s benchmark out the window in the first ten minutes of the session. Fabio di Giannantonio was the first man to dip into the 1:42s and the Italian kept showing the way throughout proceedings, one and a half tenths ahead of the opposition. The Italian doubled that advantage – impressively while running on his own and with no slipstream opportunities – on his final outing. His rivals fought back to regain some of that time but Di Giannantonio successfully defended position and went a full second faster than Friday’s fastest time.

Gabriel Rodrigo was best of the rest in runner up position, only half a tenth ahead of Tatsuki Suzuki. Tony Arbolino and Friday leader Jakub Kornfeil finished their morning within three tenths of a second of the lead, while Marcos Ramirez, Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, Enea Bastianini and Darryn Binder also took the checkered flag within half a second of Di Giannantonio.

Title contender Marco Bezzecchi was thereabouts in tenth position, ahead of a lucky to even get another outing in Thailand John McPhee. Rival Jorge Martin took little time to rectify his lowly Friday ranking and circulated into the top ten until the final time attack, which pushed the championship leader over a second back and into 24th position, the Spaniard seemingly missing out on track time late in the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'42.440    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.601 0.161 0.161
3 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'42.665 0.225 0.064
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'42.676 0.236 0.011
5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'42.737 0.297 0.061
6 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'42.754 0.314 0.017
7 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'42.847 0.407 0.093
8 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.866 0.426 0.019
9 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'42.911 0.471 0.045
10 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'42.940 0.500 0.029
11 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'43.076 0.636 0.136
12 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'43.089 0.649 0.013
13 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'43.110 0.670 0.021
14 9 Apiwath WONGTHANANON KTM 1'43.141 0.701 0.031
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.156 0.716 0.015
16 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.164 0.724 0.008
17 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'43.220 0.780 0.056
18 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'43.277 0.837 0.057
19 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'43.313 0.873 0.036
20 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.314 0.874 0.001
21 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Honda 1'43.383 0.943 0.069
22 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.414 0.974 0.031
23 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'43.421 0.981 0.007
24 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'43.475 1.035 0.054
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'43.485 1.045 0.010
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.542 1.102 0.057
27 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'43.750 1.310 0.208
28 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.758 1.318 0.008
29 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.894 1.454 0.136
30 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'44.100 1.660 0.206
Round Number: 
15
2018
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