2020 Portimao Moto3 FP3 Result: Bittersweet Morning For Masia

The lightweight class opened yet another fine morning in Portugal and it was a bittersweet one for Jaume Masia. The Spaniard was the early leader of the session and then found three tenths of a second more than his rivals in the final time attack to top the session but he also got sanctioned with a double long lap penalty for irresponsible riding in FP2. Friday leader Albert Arenas did not need to improve to secure a ticket to Q2 but the championship leader did improve to finish second overall. Compatriot Jeremy Alcoba continued to shine, this time from third position and as the final rider within half a second of Masia.

After missing out on some track time on Friday, Gabriel Rodrigo climbed all the way up to fourth, with Deniz Oncu joining the top five positions. Andrea Migno was sixth, with only a tenth of a second separating the rest of the top ten, beginning with Kaito Toba and closely followed by Sergio Garcia, Raul Fernandez and Celestino Vietti. Dennis Foggia in 11th position was seven tenths slower than his teammate but just like him, he too has a double long lap penalty to serve in Sunday’s race.

The remaining top 14 positions in the combined standings went to Ayumu Sasaki, Barry Baltus and Yuki Kunii, leaving championship hopefuls Ai Ogura and Tony Arbolino to fight it out in Q1 with the likes of John McPhee, Romano Fenati or Niccolo Antonelli.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'47.398    
2 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'47.701 0.303 0.303
3 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'47.851 0.453 0.150
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'47.918 0.520 0.067
5 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'47.948 0.550 0.030
6 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'47.975 0.577 0.027
7 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'48.001 0.603 0.026
8 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'48.050 0.652 0.049
9 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'48.072 0.674 0.022
10 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'48.110 0.712 0.038
11 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'48.119 0.721 0.009
12 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'48.125 0.727 0.006
13 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'48.215 0.817 0.090
14 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'48.271 0.873 0.056
15 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'48.298 0.900 0.027
16 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.310 0.912 0.012
17 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'48.328 0.930 0.018
18 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'48.403 1.005 0.075
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'48.406 1.008 0.003
20 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'48.423 1.025 0.017
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'48.581 1.183 0.158
22 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'48.760 1.362 0.179
23 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'48.857 1.459 0.097
24 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'48.882 1.484 0.025
25 31 Adrian Fernandez Honda 1'49.237 1.839 0.355
26 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'49.427 2.029 0.190
27 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'49.487 2.089 0.060
28 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'49.643 2.245 0.156
29 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'49.683 2.285 0.040
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'50.204 2.806 0.521
31 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'50.671 3.273 0.467
Round Number: 
15
2020
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