2020 Qatar Moto3 FP1 Result: Garcia Picks Up Where He Left Off

After all the obstacles in its way, the 2020 season has finally and officially started with Doha gleaming in the backdrop of shiny new Moto3 machines. Straight off the back of a serendipitous test, the lightweight class got up to speed real fast, with Tatsuki Suzuki leading most of the first practice session of the season. The pace hotted up even more for the final five minutes, when a tentative time attack saw Valencia victor Sergio Garcia take over the top of the timesheets.

With Suzuki relegated to second position by nearly two tenths of a second, the equally familiar faces of Alonso Lopez and Ai Ogura completed the top four. Riccardo Rossi was the top KTM rider in fifth position, half a second off the lead and closely followed by Filip Salac and Kaito Toba. Tony Arbolino kept close to the business end throughout the session, before losing a few positions in the final rush for a quick time and dropping to eighth, while Dennis Foggia and Darryn Binder completed the top ten.

The likes of John McPhee, Deniz Oncu and Romano Fenati narrowly missed out on top ten positions, with 16 riders ending the first practice session of 2020 within a second of the top time. The likes of Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas missed out on that slight achievement and put their names down for the crash list after minor tumbles early in FP1.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'05.407    
2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'05.606 0.199 0.199
3 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 2'05.795 0.388 0.189
4 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'05.814 0.407 0.019
5 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 2'05.914 0.507 0.100
6 12 Filip SALAC Honda 2'05.964 0.557 0.050
7 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 2'06.000 0.593 0.036
8 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'06.099 0.692 0.099
9 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 2'06.203 0.796 0.104
10 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'06.208 0.801 0.005
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'06.219 0.812 0.011
12 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 2'06.222 0.815 0.003
13 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 2'06.309 0.902 0.087
14 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 2'06.319 0.912 0.010
15 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'06.337 0.930 0.018
16 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 2'06.384 0.977 0.047
17 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 2'06.429 1.022 0.045
18 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 2'06.490 1.083 0.061
19 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'06.500 1.093 0.010
20 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 2'06.536 1.129 0.036
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'06.992 1.585 0.456
22 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 2'06.999 1.592 0.007
23 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 2'07.068 1.661 0.069
24 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 2'07.163 1.756 0.095
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 2'07.337 1.930 0.174
26 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'07.357 1.950 0.020
27 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'07.533 2.126 0.176
28 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 2'07.567 2.160 0.034
29 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 2'07.908 2.501 0.341
30 60 Dirk GEIGER KTM 2'09.005 3.598 1.097
31 20 Jose Julian GARCIA Honda 2'09.577 4.170 0.572
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2020
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