2019 Austria Moto3 FP1 Result: Kornfeil Finds His Mojo

The splendid setting of the Red Bull Ring deserved a day of sunshine to showcase it at its very best and it got one to kick off the action on Friday. The lightweight class got to work under a baby blue sky and Jakub Kornfeil found his mojo one week late to top the first practice session of the weekend by nearly two tenths of a second. Tony Arbolino is showing early podium ambitions with a second position in FP1, barely half a tenth keeping him ahead of rookie Celestino Vietti, who shone on his first visit to Austria.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta is back at the business end, fourth and three tenths off the fastest time of the morning. Championship rival Aron Canet dropped to fifth after an early stint in the lead, with rookie Raul Fernandez keeping steady in the top six. Wildcard Deniz Oncu had an excellent start to his weekend in seventh place, while Dennis Foggia found himself in an Oncu sandwich in eighth spot, eight hundredths of a second faster than Can Oncu. Yet another rookie completed the top ten, Filip Salac six tenths slower than Kornfeil.

After the adventures of Brno, Niccolo Antonelli took it easy in FP1 but was knocking on the doors of the top ten, followed by the familiar faces of compatriot Romano Fenati, the Leopard machine of Marcos Ramirez and early leader Tatsuki Suzuki. Jaume Masia regressed to a slightly underwhelming session finished in 17th spot and almost one second down on the fastest man of the morning. Still, it could have been worse, John McPhee ending up 22nd with the fewest laps on the board.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'36.967    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'37.155 0.188 0.188
3 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'37.207 0.240 0.052
4 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'37.288 0.321 0.081
5 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'37.431 0.464 0.143
6 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'37.448 0.481 0.017
7 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 1'37.450 0.483 0.002
8 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'37.532 0.565 0.082
9 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'37.610 0.643 0.078
10 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'37.622 0.655 0.012
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'37.628 0.661 0.006
12 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'37.629 0.662 0.001
13 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'37.690 0.723 0.061
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'37.738 0.771 0.048
15 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'37.787 0.820 0.049
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'37.818 0.851 0.031
17 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'37.903 0.936 0.085
18 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'37.944 0.977 0.041
19 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'37.945 0.978 0.001
20 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'38.032 1.065 0.087
21 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'38.184 1.217 0.152
22 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'38.188 1.221 0.004
23 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'38.223 1.256 0.035
24 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'38.301 1.334 0.078
25 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'38.342 1.375 0.041
26 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'38.396 1.429 0.054
27 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'38.409 1.442 0.013
28 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'38.765 1.798 0.356
29 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'39.031 2.064 0.266
30 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'39.146 2.179 0.115
31 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'39.331 2.364 0.185
Round Number: 
11
2019
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