2019 Barcelona Moto3 FP1 Result: Lopez Leads Teammate Battle

A warm morning on a track that’s more than familiar to most of the grid meant a pretty uneventful first session for the lightweight class. And also a good opportunity for the home riders to shine, rookie Sergio Garcia leading the way early on, before making room for teammate Alonso Lopez. The Estrella Galicia duo rode in tandem for most of the session and set camp at the top of the timesheets, Lopez leading Garcia by less than two hundredths of a second. Gabriel Rodrigo completed the top three with a time within half a tenth of the leaders.

Darryn Binder was best of the reason, two tenths of a second behind Lopez and if it hadn’t been for Garcia’s adventures, Can Oncu’s fifth position would have looked more impressive amongst the rookies. Albert Arenas was the final man within half a second of the leader, with Romano Fenati, Kazuki Masaki, Makar Yurchenko and John McPhee completing the top ten.

Wildcard Carlos Tatay also stole a bit of the limelight with his 11th position, missing out on a top ten by only one hundredth of a second and finishing ahead of a wobbly Aron Canet. The championship leader had some trouble keeping within the white lines throughout the session but there was not much reason to worry as championship rivals ended up behind him after the final time attack: Jaume Masia 14th, Tony Arbolino 19th, Lorenzo Dalla Porta 20th and Niccolo Antonelli 22nd.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'49.167    
2 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'49.184 0.017 0.017
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'49.214 0.047 0.030
4 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'49.377 0.210 0.163
5 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'49.465 0.298 0.088
6 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'49.642 0.475 0.177
7 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'49.692 0.525 0.050
8 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'49.748 0.581 0.056
9 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'49.809 0.642 0.061
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'49.836 0.669 0.027
11 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'49.852 0.685 0.016
12 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'49.938 0.771 0.086
13 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'50.028 0.861 0.090
14 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'50.159 0.992 0.131
15 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'50.207 1.040 0.048
16 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'50.309 1.142 0.102
17 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'50.434 1.267 0.125
18 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'50.465 1.298 0.031
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'50.544 1.377 0.079
20 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'50.626 1.459 0.082
21 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'50.768 1.601 0.142
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'50.774 1.607 0.006
23 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'50.899 1.732 0.125
24 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'51.050 1.883 0.151
25 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'51.155 1.988 0.105
26 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'51.522 2.355 0.367
27 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'51.527 2.360 0.005
28 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'51.548 2.381 0.021
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'51.677 2.510 0.129
30 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'51.728 2.561 0.051
31 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'51.935 2.768 0.207
Round Number: 
7
2019
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