2019 Jerez Moto3 Qualifying Result: A First Time For Everything

A few extra degrees were added to the thermometer reading by the time the first qualifying session of the day unfolded but the lightly grey clouds were here to stay. The lightweight class opened proceedings with Niccolo Antonelli getting a taste for top spot without the familiar additional off-roading and proclaiming himself the early leader of Q2. Compatriot Celestino Vietti soon demoted him and the young Italian was leading as the calm before the storm set in.

Once the final time attack kicked off, Aron Canet’s machine was the first to blink and the Spaniard had to pull off with a mechanical and miss his shot at the second time attack. Meanwhile, his rivals were demoting him down the timesheets, with Antonelli looking set to take pole until a mistake in the final turn slowed him down. However, pole position on Spanish ground stayed with Italy, Lorenzo Dalla Porta scoring his very first pole and will hope to break the jinx of no winners from pole in Jerez. Tatsuki Suzuki was unlucky to miss out on top honours by only four thousandths of a second, while fellow Q1 qualifier Vietti completed the front row line-up.

Antonelli was forced to settle for fourth, starting ahead of compatriot Dennis Foggia and FP3 leader Gabriel Rodrigo. Despite the poorly timed mechanical, Canet got to keep seventh position and will share third row with home favourite Marcos Ramirez and Albert Arenas, whose return to action after missing two rounds due to injury was rewarded with ninth position on the grid.

Romano Fenati failed to dazzle this time around and could only round out the top ten, ahead of Ayumu Sasaki and Jakub Kornfeil. Andrea Migno survived Q1 to line up 13th on the grid, showing the way to John McPhee and championship leader Jaume Masia. Some casualties of Q1 were Tony Arbolino, Alonso Lopez and Darryn Binder, who will have to rely on an excellent start to bring them back into contention.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'46.011    
2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'46.015 0.004 0.004
3 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'46.195 0.184 0.180
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'46.232 0.221 0.037
5 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'46.356 0.345 0.124
6 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'46.425 0.414 0.069
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'46.441 0.430 0.016
8 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'46.472 0.461 0.031
9 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'46.498 0.487 0.026
10 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'46.539 0.528 0.041
11 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'46.668 0.657 0.129
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'46.906 0.895 0.238
13 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'46.980 0.969 0.074
14 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'47.130 1.119 0.150
15 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'47.401 1.390 0.271
16 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'47.410 1.399 0.009
17 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'47.669 1.658 0.259
18 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'47.843 1.832 0.174
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'45.917    
Q2 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'46.164 0.247 0.247
Q2 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'46.169 0.252 0.005
Q2 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'46.303 0.386 0.134
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'46.392 0.475 0.089
20 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'46.629 0.712 0.237
21 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'46.781 0.864 0.152
22 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'46.991 1.074 0.210
23 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'47.065 1.148 0.074
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'47.146 1.229 0.081
25 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'47.515 1.598 0.369
26 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'47.583 1.666 0.068
27 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'47.605 1.688 0.022
28 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'47.999 2.082 0.394
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'48.422 2.505 0.423
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'48.440 2.523 0.018
31 83 Meikon KAWAKAMI KTM 1'48.467 2.550 0.027
Round Number: 
4
2019
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