2020 Portimao Moto3 FP1 Result: Masia Opens The Show

The lightweight class got their first taster of the Algarve Circuit in a beautiful morning in Portugal and it was a 55-minute long one, for some extra acclimatisation. Jaume Masia seemed to be the quickest to take to the track, as he held onto top spot for much of the session, except for a brief interruption following a tumble at turn 15. That allowed Romano Fenati to shortly claim the lead, but the Italian get pushed back to second after a crash of his own at the same tricky turn 14-15 section. Championship leader Albert Arenas completed the top three, two tenths off top spot, although the unfamiliar track meant that gaps through the field were not as tight as we got accustomed to.

Sergio Garcia in fourth was the last rider within half a second of the leader, with Andrea Migno rounding out the top five. Raul Fernandez – who is joined by brother Adrian Fernandez as a replacement for injured Filip Salac – kept close in sixth position, with Deniz Oncu, Jeremy Alcoba, John McPhee and Gabriel Rodrigo joining the top ten.

Tony Arbolino, Celestino Vietti and Tatsuki Suzuki also posted times within a second of top spot, while title contender Ai Ogura took it easy after a moment at turn 15 and finished the first practice session in 26th position, nearly two seconds off the lead but with plenty of time to find some speed in Portimao.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 1'48.896    
2 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'49.054 0.158 0.158
3 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'49.109 0.213 0.055
4 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'49.288 0.392 0.179
5 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'49.537 0.641 0.249
6 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'49.556 0.660 0.019
7 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 1'49.598 0.702 0.042
8 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'49.609 0.713 0.011
9 17 John McPHEE Honda 1'49.666 0.770 0.057
10 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'49.673 0.777 0.007
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'49.705 0.809 0.032
12 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'49.807 0.911 0.102
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'49.886 0.990 0.079
14 70 Barry BALTUS KTM 1'49.929 1.033 0.043
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'49.984 1.088 0.055
16 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'50.022 1.126 0.038
17 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'50.220 1.324 0.198
18 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 1'50.314 1.418 0.094
19 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 1'50.319 1.423 0.005
20 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'50.328 1.432 0.009
21 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 1'50.343 1.447 0.015
22 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 1'50.413 1.517 0.070
23 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'50.522 1.626 0.109
24 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'50.680 1.784 0.158
25 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 1'50.689 1.793 0.009
26 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'50.792 1.896 0.103
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'50.847 1.951 0.055
28 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 1'50.879 1.983 0.032
29 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 1'50.885 1.989 0.006
30 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'50.988 2.092 0.103
31 31 Adrian FERNANDEZ Honda 1'51.382 2.486 0.394
Round Number: 
15
2020
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