2020 Aragon Moto3 FP1 Result: Binder Breezes Past

The lightweight class received no warm welcome from Aragon on their return to action and riders took to the track on a cold surface while teams wrapped up warm in the pits. However, gravel traps did not get too see much activity and times got significantly quicker by the end of the 40 minutes. Darryn Binder made the best use of his final flying lap to post the only 1:59 time of the morning, the South African over three tenths of a second quicker than Celestino Vietti. The Italian was the only rider to post a time within half a second of the leader, with John McPhee third, little over the half second mark.

The gaps behind the Petronas rider were significantly smaller, Raul Fernandez in fourth only half a tenth slower than McPhee and with Niccolo Antonelli and Alonso Lopez another tenth or so back. Ai Ogura had a better start to his weekend this time around, seventh and seven tenths down on Binder, while seven hundredths faster than compatriot Tatsuki Suzuki. Romano Fenati and Yuki Kunii rounded out the top ten, while Barry Baltus and Deniz Oncu were the final riders within a second of top spot.

Championship leader Albert Arenas chose to take little risk in the cool morning conditions and finished down in 13th position, a second slower than the leader and ahead of Andrea Migno and Ayumu Sasaki. Gabriel Rodrigo was in a similar position, dropping to 19th on the timesheets, while early session leader Jaume Masia ended up 20th.

Meanwhile, Tony Arbolino sat out the first practice session awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'59.813    
2 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 2'00.144 0.331 0.331
3 17 John McPhee Honda 2'00.316 0.503 0.172
4 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 2'00.367 0.554 0.051
5 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 2'00.509 0.696 0.142
6 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 2'00.571 0.758 0.062
7 79 Ai Ogura Honda 2'00.578 0.765 0.007
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'00.648 0.835 0.070
9 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'00.656 0.843 0.008
10 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'00.678 0.865 0.022
11 70 Barry Baltus KTM 2'00.752 0.939 0.074
12 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'00.808 0.995 0.056
13 75 Albert Arenas KTM 2'00.825 1.012 0.017
14 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'00.980 1.167 0.155
15 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'01.077 1.264 0.097
16 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 2'01.099 1.286 0.022
17 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'01.153 1.340 0.054
18 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'01.254 1.441 0.101
19 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'01.414 1.601 0.160
20 5 Jaume Masia Honda 2'01.689 1.876 0.275
21 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 2'01.779 1.966 0.090
22 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'02.108 2.295 0.329
23 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'02.149 2.336 0.041
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 2'02.434 2.621 0.285
25 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'02.544 2.731 0.110
26 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'02.604 2.791 0.060
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'02.851 3.038 0.247
28 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'03.023 3.210 0.172
29 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2'06.051 6.238 3.028
  12 Filip Salac Honda      
  14 Tony Arbolino Honda      
Round Number: 
11
2020
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