2020 Austria Moto3 FP2 Result: McPhee Fastest As Rain Arrives

Despite all the rain talk over the morning, the weather gave Moto3 riders a bit of respite for the beginning of the second practice session. That saw an early push for a Q2 worthy time but few men managed to improve their times from the morning, Gabriel Rodrigo and Dennis Foggia amongst those few but only climbing a few positions inside the top 14. Rain hit halfway through the session with a few drops here and there but enough to send riders back to their garage to see how the conditions evolved. John McPhee had edged ahead after the first outing and his one hundredth of a second advantage lasted to the checkered flag after a localised downpour at turn 3 completely stopped play in the final handful of minutes.

Rodrigo’s early progress put him second in the session, ahead of Jaume Masia, both riders within a tenth of a second of the leader. Foggia’s fastest time was two tenths off the lead, while Tony Arbolino completed the top five in FP2, while retaining top spot in the combined standings. Raul Fernandez was the lead KTM man in sixth position, ahead of Celestino Vietti and Tatsuki Suzuki, with championship leader Albert Arenas and Niccolo Antonelli completing the top ten.

The combined timesheets stayed nearly identical from FP1 and all the men above are set to join Q2 directly, provided the rain returns as predicted on Saturday morning, and the final men to join them there are teammates Ayumu Sasaki and Kaito Toba, together with Ai Ogura and Andrea Migno.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John McPhee Honda 1'37.060    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'37.079 0.019 0.019
3 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'37.123 0.063 0.044
4 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'37.269 0.209 0.146
5 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'37.403 0.343 0.134
6 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'37.489 0.429 0.086
7 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'37.592 0.532 0.103
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'37.663 0.603 0.071
9 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'37.679 0.619 0.016
10 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'37.736 0.676 0.057
11 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'37.757 0.697 0.021
12 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'37.842 0.782 0.085
13 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'37.876 0.816 0.034
14 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'37.897 0.837 0.021
15 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'37.989 0.929 0.092
16 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'37.996 0.936 0.007
17 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'38.078 1.018 0.082
18 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'38.165 1.105 0.087
19 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'38.358 1.298 0.193
20 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'38.403 1.343 0.045
21 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'38.413 1.353 0.010
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'38.453 1.393 0.040
23 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'38.490 1.430 0.037
24 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'38.515 1.455 0.025
25 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'38.521 1.461 0.006
26 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'38.663 1.603 0.142
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'38.693 1.633 0.030
28 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'39.088 2.028 0.395
29 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'39.220 2.160 0.132
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'39.481 2.421 0.261
31 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'39.545 2.485 0.064
Round Number: 
5
2020
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