2020 Styria Moto3 FP3 Result: Garcia Inherits Top Spot

Another sunny Saturday in Styria brought another chance for the lightweight class to fine-tune their race setup and change the configuration of Q2. After a quiet two thirds of the session where riders did not really bother the combined standings, the extended shootout kick-started for the final 15 minutes, riders giving themselves two runs to secure their place in Q2. By the time the checkered flag waved, Tony Arbolino had improved his own lap record around the Red Bull Ring to become the fastest man of the weekend, two tenths faster than Celestino Vietti’s Friday benchmark. However, the Snipers rider was stripped of that achievement soon after the end of the session, when his time was cancelled and that left Sergio Garcia to headline the timesheets.

Raul Fernandez climbed to second, only seven hundredths of a second behind Garcia and with Vietti third in the session but still fastest overall. Ai Ogura was one of the few early improvers and made his way up to fourth, with championship leader Albert Arenas rounding out the top five. John McPhee kept close in sixth, only a tenth and a half slower than the top man and narrowly ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo. With Arbolino demoted to eighth, it was Filip Salac and Jeremy Alcoba who completed the top ten.

The remaining tickets directly to Q2 were handed out to Stefano Nepa, Kaito Toba, Dennis Foggia and Tatsuki Suzuki. Suzuki was only 15th in the session but the time he posted on Friday was good enough to ensure him a spot in Q2. That leaves the likes of Andrea Migno, Deniz Oncu, Jaume Masia or Darryn Binder to fight it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'36.055    
2 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'36.130 0.075 0.075
3 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'36.150 0.095 0.020
4 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'36.173 0.118 0.023
5 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'36.179 0.124 0.006
6 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'36.200 0.145 0.021
7 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'36.238 0.183 0.038
8 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'36.270 0.215 0.032
9 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'36.377 0.322 0.107
10 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'36.412 0.357 0.035
11 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'36.514 0.459 0.102
12 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'36.520 0.465 0.006
13 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'36.549 0.494 0.029
14 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'36.613 0.558 0.064
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'36.635 0.580 0.022
16 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'36.702 0.647 0.067
17 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'36.725 0.670 0.023
18 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'36.893 0.838 0.168
19 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'36.902 0.847 0.009
20 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'36.947 0.892 0.045
21 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'37.095 1.040 0.148
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'37.116 1.061 0.021
23 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'37.135 1.080 0.019
24 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'37.157 1.102 0.022
25 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'37.162 1.107 0.005
26 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'37.199 1.144 0.037
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'37.300 1.245 0.101
28 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'37.405 1.350 0.105
29 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'37.617 1.562 0.212
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'37.647 1.592 0.030
Round Number: 
6
2020
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