2019 Silverstone Moto3 FP3 Result: Arbolino Keeps Top Spot

Day 2 at Silverstone started with an uncharacteristic spotless blue sky and the pleasant conditions perhaps gave an unwarranted boost of confidence to lightweight class riders. That led to a handful of early crashes form the likes of Kazuki Masaki, Riccardo Rossi and Alonso Lopez while John McPhee held the early lead. All was forgotten when riders left pitlane with only three minutes left of the session, chasing that one final flying lap to secure a Q2 position.

Not unusual for the Moto3 class, some riders got their timing not quite right and took the checkered flag at the end of their outlap, including Tony Arbolino, but the Italian was already leading the way in FP3 and kept top spot until the end. Romano Fenati improved late on and came within two tenths of the leader, with Marcos Ramirez the big winner of the final shootout, the Spaniard placing his Leopard machine into third position.

Niccolo Antonelli and McPhee completed the top five, finishing within three tenths of a second of the leader, while Aron Canet felt he could have done better than sixth, had he not been impeded by traffic. Championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta had his lucky day after a crash in the final 15 minutes made him miss out on the time attack but the Italian only dropped to seventh spot. Tatsuki Suzuki, Sergio Garcia and Andrea Migno rounded out the top ten. Rookie Ai Ogura and Jaume Masia missed out on top ten positions despite being only seven tenths off the lead.

Albert Arenas and Darryn Binder failed to improve on their Friday times but their fastest laps were still enough to see them through to Q2. Meanwhile, the likes of Kaito Toba, Jeremy Alcoba, Ayumu Sasaki, Jakub Kornfeil or Raul Fernandez will have to battle it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'11.844    
2 55 Romano FENATI Honda 2'12.031 0.187 0.187
3 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'12.094 0.250 0.063
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'12.100 0.256 0.006
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'12.136 0.292 0.036
6 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'12.235 0.391 0.099
7 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'12.267 0.423 0.032
8 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'12.318 0.474 0.051
9 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'12.338 0.494 0.020
10 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'12.377 0.533 0.039
11 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'12.461 0.617 0.084
12 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'12.570 0.726 0.109
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'12.798 0.954 0.228
14 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'12.876 1.032 0.078
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'13.000 1.156 0.124
16 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'13.055 1.211 0.055
17 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'13.133 1.289 0.078
18 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'13.178 1.334 0.045
19 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'13.190 1.346 0.012
20 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'13.226 1.382 0.036
21 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'13.545 1.701 0.319
22 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 2'13.548 1.704 0.003
23 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 2'13.635 1.791 0.087
24 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'13.751 1.907 0.116
25 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'13.770 1.926 0.019
26 61 Can ONCU KTM 2'14.280 2.436 0.510
27 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'14.291 2.447 0.011
28 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'14.295 2.451 0.004
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'15.104 3.260 0.809
30 96 Brandon PAASCH KTM 2'15.466 3.622 0.362
31 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'15.857 4.013 0.391
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2019
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