2020 Teruel Moto3 Qualifying Result: Not Everyone Needs A Slipstream

The lightweight class were ready for battle in the warmer afternoon of Motorland Aragon but ultimately there was only one gladiator up for the fight. While rivals were trying to find clever ways to chase the right slipstream, Raul Fernandez minded his own business and consolidated his advantage at the front of the pack. The Spaniard led the way throughout and secured his fifth pole position of the season by over two tenths of a second from the returning Tony Arbolino. The Italian chased the championship leader to climb to the middle of the front row, with compatriot Celestino Vietti completing the line-up.

Gabriel Rodrigo was the last rider to sneak out of Q1 and looked like securing a fine front row for much of Q2 but eventually got demoted to fourth, ahead of Albert Arenas and Ayumu Sasaki. Jaume Masia made a late jump onto the third row, where he will be joined by Kaito Toba, who benefitted from a bit of help from his poleman teammate, and Tatsuki Suzuki, who was six tenths off pole.

Ai Ogura completed the top ten and opens row four from Q1 leader Filip Salac and Dennis Foggia, while Romano Fenati, Jeremy Alcoba and Darryn Binder make up row five. Although he made it straight to Q2, John McPhee seemed to struggle during qualifying, only 17th fastest and starting his attack for the title from the middle of the sixth row, between Stefano Nepa and Deniz Oncu.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'57.199    
2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'57.430 0.231 0.231
3 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'57.544 0.345 0.114
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'57.561 0.362 0.017
5 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'57.676 0.477 0.115
6 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'57.709 0.510 0.033
7 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'57.811 0.612 0.102
8 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.822 0.623 0.011
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'57.837 0.638 0.015
10 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'57.849 0.650 0.012
11 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'58.011 0.812 0.162
12 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'58.022 0.823 0.011
13 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'58.029 0.830 0.007
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'58.076 0.877 0.047
15 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'58.186 0.987 0.110
16 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'58.205 1.006 0.019
17 17 John McPhee Honda 1'58.328 1.129 0.123
18 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'58.398 1.199 0.070
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'57.551    
Q2 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'57.947 0.396 0.396
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.971 0.420 0.024
Q2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'58.007 0.456 0.036
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'58.266 0.715 0.259
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.335 0.784 0.069
21 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'58.341 0.790 0.006
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'58.395 0.844 0.054
23 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'58.434 0.883 0.039
24 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'58.921 1.370 0.487
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'58.952 1.401 0.031
26 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'59.001 1.450 0.049
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'59.722 2.171 0.721
28 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'59.785 2.234 0.063
29 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.844 2.293 0.059
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'00.032 2.481 0.188
Round Number: 
12
2020
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