2019 Jerez Moto3 FP1 Result: McPhee Takes It At the Flag

The lightweight class got set up for their first performance now that the circus returned home and Jerez welcomed them with warm brand new tarmac. Going by the final timesheets for FP1, the surface got predictably faster and the fastest of them all was John McPhee, who climbed into top position as the checkered flag was waved. The first home rider was a tenth and a half off, Aron Canet narrowly edging out Riccardo Rossi. The Gresini rider briefly led the way but missed out on one final fast lap as he crashed out in the very last minute of the session. Regardless, Rossi finished third and half a tenth faster that teammate Gabriel Rodrigo.

Dennis Foggia was an early leader but eventually settled for fifth position after a late flurry of fast laps, ahead of championship leader Jaume Masia. Kaito Toba, Jakub Kornfeil, Marcos Ramirez and Raul Fernandez completed the top ten but the likes of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and rookies Sergio Garcia and Ai Ogura also finished the session within half a second of the leader.

With the top 22 covered by just one second, many familiar names missed out on top positions, including Toni Arbolino in 14th or Darryn Binder in 16th. Romano Fenati was missing from the spotlight until he took a late off track excursion and could only grab 19th position, while Andrea Migno, who had led for most of the session, found the limit in turn three in the final ten minutes and failed to improve, dropping all the way down to 24th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'47.052    
2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'47.199 0.147 0.147
3 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'47.217 0.165 0.018
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'47.272 0.220 0.055
5 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'47.321 0.269 0.049
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'47.339 0.287 0.018
7 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'47.436 0.384 0.097
8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'47.453 0.401 0.017
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'47.463 0.411 0.010
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'47.472 0.420 0.009
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'47.479 0.427 0.007
12 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'47.493 0.441 0.014
13 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'47.514 0.462 0.021
14 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'47.586 0.534 0.072
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'47.631 0.579 0.045
16 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'47.640 0.588 0.009
17 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'47.661 0.609 0.021
18 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'47.843 0.791 0.182
19 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'47.908 0.856 0.065
20 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'47.952 0.900 0.044
21 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'47.969 0.917 0.017
22 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'48.042 0.990 0.073
23 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'48.089 1.037 0.047
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'48.158 1.106 0.069
25 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'48.208 1.156 0.050
26 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'48.291 1.239 0.083
27 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'48.577 1.525 0.286
28 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'48.904 1.852 0.327
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'49.031 1.979 0.127
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'49.850 2.798 0.819
31 83 Meikon KAWAKAMI KTM 1'50.380 3.328 0.530
Round Number: 
4
2019
Tweet Button: 

Back to top