2019 Austin Moto3 QP Result: By A Country Mile

Niccolo Antonelli took advantage of of drying conditions on a wet track to grab pole position Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas track in Texas. Antonelli's 2'31.346 was well off Friday's best FP2 time -- a full 15 seconds a lap slower -- but still left him half a second in front of second-place Raul Fernandez, who had advanced from Q1. Gabriel Rodrigo (3rd) continued his strong form for the final slot on the front row. 

The mixed conditions left the field both jumbled positionally and with significant time gaps. Jaume Masia, winner at the prior race in Argentina, fought through the first qualifying session to take the lead position in the second row in fourth. Right behind him and also rising out of Q1 was Darryn Binder (5th) who finished second at the Termas de Rio Hondo track. Aron Canet, a crasher late in qualifying, slipped to take the final spot on the second row.

Tatsui Suzuki, 1.2 seconds from the leader, leads the third row just ahead of John McPhee (8th). Alonzo Lopez (9th) and Marcos Ramirez round out the top 10. Sunday has been predicted to be sunny and with a tewmperature of 74F or 23C. 

Q2 Result:

* Riders in bold advanced from Q1

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'31.346    
2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'31.847 0.501 0.501
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 2'32.129 0.783 0.282
4 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'32.144 0.798 0.015
5 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'32.221 0.875 0.077
6 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'32.548 1.202 0.327
7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'32.636 1.290 0.088
8 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'32.701 1.355 0.065
9 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'33.032 1.686 0.331
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'33.213 1.867 0.181
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'33.305 1.959 0.092
12 55 Romano FENATI Honda 2'33.357 2.011 0.052
13 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'33.727 2.381 0.370
14 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'34.784 3.438 1.057
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'34.863 3.517 0.079
16 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'35.456 4.110 0.593
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'36.299 4.953 0.843
18 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'36.531 5.185 0.232

Q1 Result:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
Q2 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'33.777    
Q2 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'34.250 0.473 0.473
Q2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'34.253 0.476 0.003
Q2 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'34.376 0.599 0.123
19 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'36.443 2.666 2.067
20 61 Can ONCU KTM 2'36.490 2.713 0.047
21 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'36.704 2.927 0.214
22 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'36.719 2.942 0.015
23 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'37.383 3.606 0.664
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'37.742 3.965 0.359
25 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'38.827 5.050 1.085
26 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'40.118 6.341 1.291
27 81 Aleix VIU KTM 2'40.356 6.579 0.238
28 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'40.408 6.631 0.052
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'40.528 6.751 0.120
Round Number: 
3
2019
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