2020 Jerez Moto3 Qualifying Result: Fresh Start, Same Speed

The lightweight class were first to tackle the qualifying challenge in a sweltering Jerez and the poleman from Qatar found his speed at the right time to secure the second pole position of the season. Tatsuki Suzuki made his intentions clear very early on in Q2 and spent all session at the top of the timesheets. Andrea Migno eventually reduced the leader’s gap to two tenths of a second, while John McPhee completed the front row of the grid after chasing the poleman around on his fastest lap.

Raul Fernandez was the last man to post a time within half a second of pole and the Spaniard opens row two ahead of FP3 leader Celestino Vietti and fairly impressive rookie Jeremy Alcoba. Albert Arenas will start his championship defence from the third row of the grid, with a qualifying time only slightly faster than that of Q1 leader Romano Fenati. Gabriel Rodrigo failed to replicate his session-topping pace from Friday and could only qualify ninth, while Tony Arbolino made the best of a trip through Q1 to open the fourth row of the grid, ahead of Jaume Masia and Niccolo Antonelli. The Italian was the last rider posting a time within a second of the poleman in the hot conditions.

Sergio Garcia’s weekend started with a penalty for illegal training and it seems to be getting worse as he failed to set a time in Q1 and will start the second race of the season last on the grid.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'45.465    
2 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'45.660 0.195 0.195
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'45.772 0.307 0.112
4 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'45.966 0.501 0.194
5 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'46.076 0.611 0.110
6 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'46.091 0.626 0.015
7 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'46.161 0.696 0.070
8 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'46.238 0.773 0.077
9 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'46.265 0.800 0.027
10 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'46.342 0.877 0.077
11 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 1'46.399 0.934 0.057
12 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'46.432 0.967 0.033
13 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 1'46.554 1.089 0.122
14 12 Filip SALAC Honda 1'46.574 1.109 0.020
15 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'46.580 1.115 0.006
16 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'46.597 1.132 0.017
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 1'46.921 1.456 0.324
18 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 1'47.309 1.844 0.388
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'46.595    
Q2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'46.705 0.110 0.110
Q2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'46.777 0.182 0.072
Q2 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'46.840 0.245 0.063
19 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'46.988 0.393 0.148
20 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 1'47.374 0.779 0.386
21 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'47.434 0.839 0.060
22 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 1'47.518 0.923 0.084
23 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'47.613 1.018 0.095
24 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 1'47.726 1.131 0.113
25 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'48.071 1.476 0.345
26 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'48.409 1.814 0.338
27 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 1'48.541 1.946 0.132
28 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 1'48.557 1.962 0.016
29 70 Barry BALTUS KTM 1'48.795 2.200 0.238
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'48.898 2.303 0.103
31 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda      
Round Number: 
2
2020
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