2019 Misano Moto3 Qualifying Result: Risk Reaps Rewards

The first qualifying battle of the day was a battle against gravity for most of the two sessions. Baking hot, little grip and high stakes made a tricky blend for the lightweight class riders but Tatsuki Suzuki found the perfect balance to grab his first pole position at his SIC58 squad’s home race. The Japanese rider took a risky gamble by sitting out that final part of Q1 but then took his place at the top of Q2 early on and rivals failed to dethrone him.

Aron Canet came closest, the Spaniard leaving it late to set a lap but still coming one tenth away from pole. Tony Arbolino is starting to show up his face at the sharp end as the weekend progresses and joined the front row of the grid. Jaume Masia also found some speed to claim fourth, ahead of a late charge that placed rookie Celestino Vietti fifth. Niccolo Antonelli led the way in Q1 but his teammate stole his thunder in Q2, leaving the Italian sixth.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta was probably fearing the worst when he felt his front tyre sliding in turn nine, the tumble making him miss the final seven minutes of qualifying, but he only lost two places to seventh spot. Albert Arenas could not quite match his Friday heroics but still snatched a sensible third row, in the middle of a Leopard Racing mix, behind the championship leader and ahead of Marcos Ramirez.

The two most unlucky men of qualifying were Gabriel Rodrigo and Romano Fenati. The Gresini man showed great speed in FP3 but went from hero to zero when both of his fastest laps got cancelled for exceeding track limits in Q2 and will start 16th. Fenati starts another two places back after crashes in both Q1 and Q2.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'42.844    
2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'42.965 0.121 0.121
3 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'42.971 0.127 0.006
4 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.051 0.207 0.080
5 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'43.094 0.250 0.043
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.171 0.327 0.077
7 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.185 0.341 0.014
8 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'43.297 0.453 0.112
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'43.336 0.492 0.039
10 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.369 0.525 0.033
11 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'43.477 0.633 0.108
12 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'43.758 0.914 0.281
13 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'43.955 1.111 0.197
14 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'44.326 1.482 0.371
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'44.615 1.771 0.289
16 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda      
17 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM      
18 55 Romano FENATI Honda      
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.161    
Q2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'43.306 0.145 0.145
Q2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.424 0.263 0.118
Q2 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.478 0.317 0.054
19 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'43.568 0.407 0.090
20 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'43.724 0.563 0.156
21 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'43.848 0.687 0.124
22 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'43.849 0.688 0.001
23 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.930 0.769 0.081
24 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 1'43.963 0.802 0.033
25 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'44.042 0.881 0.079
26 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'44.121 0.960 0.079
27 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'44.222 1.061 0.101
28 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'44.395 1.234 0.173
29 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'44.517 1.356 0.122
30 83 Meikon KAWAKAMI KTM 1'44.966 1.805 0.449
31 20 Elia BARTOLINI KTM 1'45.066 1.905 0.100
Round Number: 
13
2019
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