Qatar Moto3 Test Friday Times: Rodrigo Comfortably Fastest, Fenati Absent

The Moto3 class got their first taste of full-time daytime riding at Qatar on Friday, as the final test of the preseason got underway. Both the Moto3 and Moto2 classes will be racing during the daytime at Qatar, after the schedule has been changed to put the MotoGP race earlier.

Gabriel Rodrigo ended the day as fastest, the Gresini Moto3 rider putting in a time over a third of a second quicker than the rest of the field. Albert Arenas set the second fastest time on the Aspar KTM, while Honda Team Asia's Ai Ogura was third fastest over half a second behind Rodrigo. John McPhee put the Petronas Sprinta Honda into fourth.

Notable absentee was Romano Fenati, who was back in Italy after developing a fever. Because of the fear of corona virus, the Italian underwent tests for the COVID-19 virus, which thankfully turned out negative.

Times after the first day of the test:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2:05.593    
2 75 Albert Arenas KTM 2:05.943 0.350 0.350
3 79 Ai Ogura Honda 2:06.124 0.531 0.181
4 17 John Mcphee Honda 2:06.364 0.771 0.240
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2:06.594 1.001 0.230
6 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2:06.633 1.040 0.039
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2:06.837 1.244 0.204
8 12 Filip Salac Honda 2:06.906 1.313 0.069
9 5 Jaume Masia Honda 2:06.942 1.349 0.036
10 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 2:06.954 1.361 0.012
11 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 2:07.060 1.467 0.106
12 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:07.172 1.579 0.112
13 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 2:07.239 1.646 0.067
14 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2:07.260 1.667 0.021
15 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2:07.347 1.754 0.087
16 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2:07.436 1.843 0.089
17 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2:07.544 1.951 0.108
18 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2:07.585 1.992 0.041
19 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2:07.684 2.091 0.099
20 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 2:07.751 2.158 0.067
21 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 2:07.792 2.199 0.041
22 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2:07.826 2.233 0.034
23 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2:07.941 2.348 0.115
24 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 2:07.985 2.392 0.044
25 53 Deniz Oncu KTM 2:08.131 2.538 0.146
26 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2:08.202 2.609 0.071
27 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2:08.415 2.822 0.213
28 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 2:08.651 3.058 0.236
29 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2:08.827 3.234 0.176
30 60 Dirk Geiger KTM 2:11.614 6.021 2.787
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2020
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