2021 Barcelona Moto3 FP1 Result: Garcia Brings It Home

The dust barely settled over the track in Mugello by the time engines were getting warmed up in Montmeló and the lightweight class were already back in action after a very difficult weekend. Sergio Garcia seemed to enjoy the return to familiar grounds, the Spaniard starting and ending FP1 at the top of the timesheets, two tenths of a second ahead of rookie teammate Izan Guevara. Filip Salac in third was the last rider within half a second of the leader, while John McPhee and Gabriel Rodrigo completed the top five.

Much like the Argentinian rider, Romano Fenati also briefly places his name at the top of the timing screens before dropping back to sixth place, with a small margin ahead of Mugello victor Dennis Foggia. Jaume Masia dropped one position to eighth after a late yellow flag infringement, while the Italian duo of Niccolò Antonelli and Stefano Nepa rounded out the top 10 positions.

Andrea Migno looked set to top the session in the final couple of minutes but a yellow flag infringement pushed him back to 15th place, while championship leader Pedro Acosta had a slower start down in 20th, over a second and a half behind his leading compatriot. Rival Darryn Binder ended the morning in 26th position, largely due to a late tumble at turn 5.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'48.467    
2 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'48.698 0.231 0.231
3 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'48.840 0.373 0.142
4 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.999 0.532 0.159
5 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'49.041 0.574 0.042
6 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'49.062 0.595 0.021
7 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'49.160 0.693 0.098
8 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'49.243 0.776 0.083
9 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.265 0.798 0.022
10 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.295 0.828 0.030
11 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'49.351 0.884 0.056
12 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'49.422 0.955 0.071
13 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'49.426 0.959 0.004
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'49.587 1.120 0.161
15 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'49.597 1.130 0.010
16 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'49.633 1.166 0.036
17 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'49.693 1.226 0.060
18 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'49.852 1.385 0.159
19 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'49.965 1.498 0.113
20 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'50.069 1.602 0.104
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'50.486 2.019 0.417
22 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'50.520 2.053 0.034
23 32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda 1'50.870 2.403 0.350
24 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'50.892 2.425 0.022
25 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'51.040 2.573 0.148
26 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'51.688 3.221 0.648
27 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'51.765 3.298 0.077
28 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'54.306 5.839 2.541
Round Number: 
7
2021
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Comments

I have wondered for a few years whether anyone would ever be able to slide fully through corners semi-speedway style on slicks. He's here. I've seen it. Acosta is the one