2020 Austria Moto3 FP1 Result: Arbolino Takes Advantage Of Dry Conditions

With the Red Bull Ring scheduled to provide unpredictable weather over the first race weekend in Spielberg, lightweight class riders knew that a dry FP1 could prove essential for qualifying. Tony Arbolino took the most advantage of the conditions to claim the top of the timesheets on his penultimate flying lap, almost three tenths of a second faster than late improver John McPhee. Jaume Masia and Celestino Vietti came next, as the final men to post a time within half a second of the leader, while Niccolo Antonelli completed the top five.

Raul Fernandez kept sixth position despite a late crash at turn three, with the resulting yellow flag halting further improvements on the timesheets. Kaito Toba climbed into seventh ahead of early session leaders Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas, with Tatsuki Suzuki rounding out the top ten.

If the remaining practice sessions prove to be a washout, then the last men provisionally joining Q2 are the class' latest victor Dennis Foggia, accompanied by Filip Salac, Ai Ogura and Gabriel Rodrigo – the Argentine rider just under a second slower than the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'36.550    
2 17 John McPhee Honda 1'36.841 0.291 0.291
3 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'36.916 0.366 0.075
4 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'37.039 0.489 0.123
5 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'37.057 0.507 0.018
6 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'37.066 0.516 0.009
7 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'37.067 0.517 0.001
8 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'37.107 0.557 0.040
9 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'37.129 0.579 0.022
10 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'37.260 0.710 0.131
11 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'37.402 0.852 0.142
12 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'37.407 0.857 0.005
13 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'37.484 0.934 0.077
14 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'37.512 0.962 0.028
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'37.640 1.090 0.128
16 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'37.679 1.129 0.039
17 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'37.818 1.268 0.139
18 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'37.863 1.313 0.045
19 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'37.877 1.327 0.014
20 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'37.947 1.397 0.070
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'37.970 1.420 0.023
22 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'37.989 1.439 0.019
23 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'38.035 1.485 0.046
24 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'38.263 1.713 0.228
25 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'38.382 1.832 0.119
26 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'38.396 1.846 0.014
27 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'38.555 2.005 0.159
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'38.594 2.044 0.039
29 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'38.713 2.163 0.119
30 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'38.778 2.228 0.065
31 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'39.098 2.548 0.320
Round Number: 
5
2020
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