2019 Argentina Moto3 QP Result: A First Time for Everything

Jaume Masia took the first pole position of his young career with a 1'48.775 in the second Moto3 qualifying practice Saturday at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. The Spanish teenager set the top time well before the session's end, withstanding a late charge from second-place Aron Canet.

Canet, for his part, managed a second spot on the front row after fighting through the first qualifying session. Under the new format, the top four riders from Q1 advance to Q2. Tony Arbolino -- 16th in the Qatar race -- seized the final spot on the front row. Lorenzo Dalla Porta leads the second row, followed by Niccolo  Antonelli (5th) and Andrea Migno in the final spot on the second row. 

Nearly five-tenths back is Romano Fenati who has returned to Moto3 after a troubled Moto2 season last year. Kaito Toba, winner of the season's first race in Qatar ended Q2 in the middle of the third row closely followed by Ayumu Sasaki. Raul Fernandez completed the top 10. 

The top 15 riders are separated by less than a second. 

QUALIFYING 2

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'48.775    
2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'49.094 0.319 0.319
3 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'49.122 0.347 0.028
4 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'49.128 0.353 0.006
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'49.160 0.385 0.032
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'49.226 0.451 0.066
7 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'49.255 0.480 0.029
8 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'49.301 0.526 0.046
9 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'49.309 0.534 0.008
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'49.327 0.552 0.018
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'49.459 0.684 0.132
12 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'49.473 0.698 0.014
13 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'49.550 0.775 0.077
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'49.622 0.847 0.072
15 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'49.746 0.971 0.124
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'49.974 1.199 0.228
17 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'49.975 1.200 0.001
18 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'50.340 1.565 0.365

QUALIFYING 1

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
Q2 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'49.496    
Q2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'49.611 0.115 0.115
Q2 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'49.764 0.268 0.153
Q2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'49.832 0.336 0.068
19 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'49.868 0.372 0.036
20 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'50.013 0.517 0.145
21 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'50.015 0.519 0.002
22 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'50.119 0.623 0.104
23 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'50.234 0.738 0.115
24 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'50.235 0.739 0.001
25 81 Aleix VIU KTM 1'50.239 0.743 0.004
26 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'50.314 0.818 0.075
27 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'50.943 1.447 0.629
28 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'51.210 1.714 0.267
29 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'51.564 2.068 0.354
Round Number: 
2
2019
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