2020 Jerez Moto3 FP1 Result: First Hooray for Rodrigo

In the intense heat of Jerez, the Moto3 world championship gave it another go at starting off their season, with Qatar a faint memory by now. Raul Fernandez was the early pace setter in FP1 and the Spaniard did a good job defending the top spot as the final time attack got underway but he eventually had to give up the spotlight to Gabriel Rodrigo. The Argentine rider found over four tenths of a second on the competition in the very last minute of practice and led the way ahead of Fernandez.

After a great showing in Qatar, John McPhee continued to feature inside the top three in Jerez and was the last man within half a second of the leader. Andrea Migno got ahead of impressive rookie Jeremy Alcoba in the top five, followed by a trio of KTM machines, starting with Celestino Vietti and Kaito Toba and ending with championship leader Albert Arenas in eighth position. Jaume Masia and Tony Arbolino completed the top ten for Honda.

Romano Fenati, Sergio Garcia, Ai Ogura and Ryusei Yamanaka joined the provisional top 14, a particularly impressive feat for Garcia, who had to sit out the first 20 minutes of the session due to a penalty for illegal training. Despite missing out on prime positions, Niccolo Antonelli did well to return to the top 15 after missing out on Qatar with pre season shoulder problems.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'45.663    
2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'46.093 0.430 0.430
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'46.102 0.439 0.009
4 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'46.165 0.502 0.063
5 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'46.189 0.526 0.024
6 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'46.294 0.631 0.105
7 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 1'46.299 0.636 0.005
8 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'46.459 0.796 0.160
9 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 1'46.523 0.860 0.064
10 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'46.549 0.886 0.026
11 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'46.552 0.889 0.003
12 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'46.657 0.994 0.105
13 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'46.706 1.043 0.049
14 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'46.713 1.050 0.007
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'46.797 1.134 0.084
16 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'46.890 1.227 0.093
17 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'46.940 1.277 0.050
18 12 Filip SALAC Honda 1'46.946 1.283 0.006
19 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 1'47.040 1.377 0.094
20 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'47.059 1.396 0.019
21 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 1'47.088 1.425 0.029
22 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'47.089 1.426 0.001
23 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 1'47.293 1.630 0.204
24 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'47.505 1.842 0.212
25 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 1'47.674 2.011 0.169
26 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 1'47.944 2.281 0.270
27 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'48.005 2.342 0.061
28 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'48.147 2.484 0.142
29 70 Barry BALTUS KTM 1'48.587 2.924 0.440
30 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 1'48.645 2.982 0.058
31 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 1'48.776 3.113 0.131
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2020
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