2020 Barcelona Moto3 FP3 Result: Arbolino Takes Over

A deceptively sunny morning in Barcelona didn’t give the full picture in terms of how low track temperature was, but the wind that was a main feature on Friday calmed down and led to a little less action in the gravel. Tony Arbolino started the session at the top of the timesheets and ended the session in the same place, despite interruptions from several rivals. Romano Fenati was one of those men, briefly leading for the final shootout but eventually getting demoted to second by a tenth and a half. Jaume Masia jumped to third, two tenths off top spot and marginally faster than compatriot Sergio Garcia.

Gabriel Rodrigo rounded out the top five of the session, barely a hundredth of a second ahead of Dennis Foggia and with the same gap keeping the Italian ahead of compatriot Andrea Migno. Raul Fernandez suffered a crash at turn 5 near the halfway point of proceedings and was lucky to be able to rejoin for the final time attack, but the Spaniard could not improve his benchmark from Friday. However, that was sufficient to keep him very safely inside the combined top 3, while 8th in the session.

Kaito Toba and Darryn Binder completed the top ten positions, while Celestino Vietti managed to join the Q2 worthy spots despite limited running on Friday. The final tickets directly to Q2 went to Ayumu Sasaki, Jeremy Alcoba and Filip Salac, pushing the main title contenders into a high profile Q1 battle. Albert Arenas dropped to 16th on the combined standings, with John McPhee 19th and Ai Ogura 21st.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'48.635    
2 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'48.778 0.143 0.143
3 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'48.876 0.241 0.098
4 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'48.889 0.254 0.013
5 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'48.945 0.310 0.056
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'48.956 0.321 0.011
7 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'48.973 0.338 0.017
8 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'49.073 0.438 0.100
9 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'49.144 0.509 0.071
10 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'49.208 0.573 0.064
11 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'49.218 0.583 0.010
12 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'49.284 0.649 0.066
13 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'49.315 0.680 0.031
14 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'49.384 0.749 0.069
15 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'49.404 0.769 0.020
16 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'49.416 0.781 0.012
17 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'49.444 0.809 0.028
18 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'49.454 0.819 0.010
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'49.518 0.883 0.064
20 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'49.605 0.970 0.087
21 17 John McPhee Honda 1'49.690 1.055 0.085
22 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'49.695 1.060 0.005
23 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'49.795 1.160 0.100
24 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'49.803 1.168 0.008
25 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'49.811 1.176 0.008
26 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'49.857 1.222 0.046
27 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.884 1.249 0.027
28 20 Jose Julian Garcia Honda 1'50.071 1.436 0.187
29 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'50.349 1.714 0.278
30 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'50.399 1.764 0.050
31 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'50.649 2.014 0.250
Round Number: 
9
2020
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