2019 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Ramirez Steps Up

Woolly hats were out in force as Moto3 opened the show on Friday, despite a clear blue sky allowing sunshine to make an appearance. The man who showed the way in the cool Valencian morning was one of the home favourites, Marcos Ramirez picking up top spot on his penultimate flying lap and taking a one tenth of a second's lead over rookie Filip Salac. World champion Lorenzo Dalla Porta finished within three tenths of his leading teammate, while excellent rookie Sergio Garcia continues on a high from his first podium appearance with fourth in FP1. Andrea Migno joined the top five, narrowly ahead of Kaito Toba.

Aron Canet brought the early drama in a fairly uneventful session with some technical problems that saw him take to the service road for a quick fix, followed by a late dash to seventh place. Celestino Vietti joins the rookie parade in eighth position, a tenth ahead of compatriot Dennis Foggia. Last year’s surprise winner Can Oncu completed the top ten, under six tenths off the leader.

Jaume Masia had spent most of the morning at the top of the timesheets but got demoted to 11th position in the late stages of the session. Albert Arenas was in a similar position, leading in the final 15 minutes but dropping to 12th, although with a nice slow-motion save late in the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'40.291    
2 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'40.449 0.158 0.158
3 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'40.548 0.257 0.099
4 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'40.594 0.303 0.046
5 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.641 0.350 0.047
6 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'40.683 0.392 0.042
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'40.692 0.401 0.009
8 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'40.718 0.427 0.026
9 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'40.801 0.510 0.083
10 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'40.875 0.584 0.074
11 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'40.912 0.621 0.037
12 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'40.916 0.625 0.004
13 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'40.941 0.650 0.025
14 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'40.947 0.656 0.006
15 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'40.992 0.701 0.045
16 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'41.020 0.729 0.028
17 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'41.040 0.749 0.020
18 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'41.057 0.766 0.017
19 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'41.065 0.774 0.008
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'41.178 0.887 0.113
21 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'41.447 1.156 0.269
22 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'41.456 1.165 0.009
23 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'41.501 1.210 0.045
24 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'41.588 1.297 0.087
25 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'41.604 1.313 0.016
26 4 Xavier ARTIGAS Honda 1'41.731 1.440 0.127
27 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'42.008 1.717 0.277
28 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'42.493 2.202 0.485
29 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'42.497 2.206 0.004
30 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'42.525 2.234 0.028
31 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'42.704 2.413 0.179
Round Number: 
19
2019
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