2019 Le Mans Moto3 FP3 Result: Suzuki Steals Migno’s Thunder

The promise of rain materialised ahead of the first session of the day and for the lightweight class that meant a wet track, slow motion footage of slides and the occasional excursion into damp gravel. While rainfall was not particularly heavy, it did mean that FP2 gave us the final line-up for the two qualifying sessions, leaving riders to concentrate on their wet weather riding.

Despite his worrying stint on the stretcher on Friday, Jaume Masia got straight back into the groove to lead proceedings for the first half of FP3. Andrea Migno picked up the baton for the final half of the session and things looked settled until Tatsuki Suzuki attacked top spot on his final flying lap. The SIC58 rider took the checkered flag at the top of the timesheets, ahead of Migno and Masia.

Gabriel Rodrigo finished three tenths down on the leader, with Friday hero Ai Ogura completing the top five. Makar Yurchenko seemed to enjoy the conditions and made an appearance at the sharp end in sixth position, ahead of Aron Canet, who took a bit of a tumble on his way to seventh. Dennis Foggia in eighth was the final rider within half a second of the leader. Raul Fernandez and Darryn Binder rounded out the top ten but it was not all good news for the duo as they got hit with 12 place grid penalties for irresponsible riding on Friday.

The likes of Tony Arbolino, John McPhee and Niccolo Antonelli just about missed out on the top ten, while Lorenzo Dalla Porta seemed a bit more off the pace in the tricky conditions. Meanwhile Romano Fenati eased his way back into the action after a quick visit to the medical centre for a left ankle issue following yesterday’s fall.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'53.429    
2 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'53.554 0.125 0.125
3 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'53.677 0.248 0.123
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'53.704 0.275 0.027
5 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'53.719 0.290 0.015
6 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'53.729 0.300 0.010
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'53.817 0.388 0.088
8 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'53.833 0.404 0.016
9 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'54.005 0.576 0.172
10 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'54.028 0.599 0.023
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'54.057 0.628 0.029
12 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'54.152 0.723 0.095
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'54.270 0.841 0.118
14 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'54.303 0.874 0.033
15 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'54.318 0.889 0.015
16 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'54.533 1.104 0.215
17 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'54.541 1.112 0.008
18 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'54.592 1.163 0.051
19 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'54.681 1.252 0.089
20 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'54.966 1.537 0.285
21 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'54.991 1.562 0.025
22 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'55.113 1.684 0.122
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'55.144 1.715 0.031
24 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'55.235 1.806 0.091
25 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'55.530 2.101 0.295
26 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'55.533 2.104 0.003
27 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'55.738 2.309 0.205
28 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'56.221 2.792 0.483
29 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'56.696 3.267 0.475
Round Number: 
5
2019
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