2020 Styria Moto3 FP1 Result: Vietti Edges Ahead

Back to the Red Bull Ring and action resumed without talk of rain for a change. A cloudless sky welcomed the lightweight class and Celestino Vietti seemed to enjoy it more than anyone else. The Italian set camp to the top of the timesheets halfway through proceedings and stayed there despite a late tumble at turn one, just as he increased his advantage. Championship leader Albert Arenas reduced the gap from half a second to three tenths as he climbed into second spot on his final flying lap, while rookie Jeremy Alcoba in third was the last rider within half a second of the lead.

Tony Arbolino was the early leader of FP1 but eventually dropped to fourth, with Raul Fernandez completing the top five. Deniz Oncu is looking to improve on last weekend’s already fine performance with sixth in the first practice session, ahead of Dennis Foggia and Darryn Binder. Jaume Masia started his morning with a small crash at turn 3 and ended it in ninth position, with Ayumu Sasaki rounding out the top ten.

John McPhee got the unwanted honour of being the first crasher of the race weekend, as he went down at turn 10 a couple of minutes into the session and eventually climbed to 11th, eight tenths of a second slower than Vietti and closely followed by championship rival Ai Ogura.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'35.997    
2 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'36.303 0.306 0.306
3 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'36.482 0.485 0.179
4 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'36.498 0.501 0.016
5 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'36.523 0.526 0.025
6 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'36.590 0.593 0.067
7 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'36.630 0.633 0.040
8 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'36.674 0.677 0.044
9 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'36.811 0.814 0.137
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'36.823 0.826 0.012
11 17 John McPhee Honda 1'36.861 0.864 0.038
12 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'36.889 0.892 0.028
13 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'36.967 0.970 0.078
14 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'37.032 1.035 0.065
15 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'37.032 1.035  
16 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'37.066 1.069 0.034
17 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'37.071 1.074 0.005
18 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'37.112 1.115 0.041
19 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'37.118 1.121 0.006
20 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'37.180 1.183 0.062
21 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'37.429 1.432 0.249
22 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'37.431 1.434 0.002
23 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'37.437 1.440 0.006
24 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'37.441 1.444 0.004
25 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'37.493 1.496 0.052
26 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'37.534 1.537 0.041
27 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'37.652 1.655 0.118
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'37.792 1.795 0.140
29 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'37.997 2.000 0.205
30 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'38.107 2.110 0.110
Round Number: 
6
2020
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