2020 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Arbolino Aims High

After a short break to catch our breath, bikes were back on track in Valencia and lightweight class riders were right back on the pace, Tony Arbolino improving the lap record that stood since 2017 late in FP1. The Italian ended the morning session less than a tenth of a second faster than Deniz Oncu, who started his day in the gravel at turn 6 and finished it in second position. Romano Fenati was another of the late leaders but got pushed back to third, one and a half tenths off top spot.

Jeremy Alcoba was back at the business end in fourth, just ahead of Raul Fernandez and Dennis Foggia. Darryn Binder led the way halfway through the session but had to make do with seventh place at the checkered flag, as the final rider within half a second of the leader. Jaume Masia in eighth position will be hoping for a better display than one week ago, while Stefano Nepa and Kaito Toba rounded out the top ten.

Championship leader Albert Arenas was quick to put his name at the top of the timing screens as the session got underway but slid down the order to 12th position, only three hundredths of a second faster than rival Ai Ogura. Celestino Vietti had a tough start to his weekend, his tumble in the final 16 minutes also taking out teammate Andrea Migno and leaving the Italians outside of the top 15.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'38.413    
2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'38.511 0.098 0.098
3 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'38.559 0.146 0.048
4 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'38.680 0.267 0.121
5 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'38.762 0.349 0.082
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'38.805 0.392 0.043
7 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'38.824 0.411 0.019
8 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'38.945 0.532 0.121
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'39.033 0.620 0.088
10 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'39.050 0.637 0.017
11 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'39.064 0.651 0.014
12 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'39.067 0.654 0.003
13 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'39.102 0.689 0.035
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'39.110 0.697 0.008
15 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'39.110 0.697  
16 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'39.154 0.741 0.044
17 17 John McPhee Honda 1'39.156 0.743 0.002
18 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'39.260 0.847 0.104
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'39.424 1.011 0.164
20 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'39.465 1.052 0.041
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'39.468 1.055 0.003
22 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'39.471 1.058 0.003
23 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'39.514 1.101 0.043
24 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'39.593 1.180 0.079
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'39.771 1.358 0.178
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'39.882 1.469 0.111
27 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'39.900 1.487 0.018
28 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'40.024 1.611 0.124
29 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'40.159 1.746 0.135
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'40.173 1.760 0.014
31 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'41.281 2.868 1.108
Round Number: 
14
2020
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