2017 Spielberg Moto3 FP3 Result: Sun Shines On Mir

The distinct lack of clouds must have been a joyful sight for the paddock, especially the part than needed to sample the track for fourty minutes. With the much nicer conditions, the riders were fast to significantly improve their Friday times.

Already owning the fastest lap around the Ring, championship leader Joan Mir set his sights on improving that record and started by setting himself up at the top of the timesheets. The Leopard rider got close to his pole record on several occasions but his exuberance over white lines saw some of those times cancelled. While the second-place roulette kept moving throughout the session, the Spaniard’s time was rarely challenged. 

Philipp Oettl was the only other rider able to briefly get the best of Mir, but the German was relegated back to second position, only five hundredths of a second behind the leader. Brno poleman Gabriel Rodrigo will have some hopes at another Tissot after his third spot was within six hundredths of a second of the fastest man of the morning.

Bo Bendsneyder was also consistently into the top four, narrowly ahead of Adam Norrodin. Former teammates Romano Fenati and Nicolo Bulega shared positions six and seven, with the top nine completed by an impressive Kaito Toba and Andrea Migno.

Jorge Martin rejoined the action after sitting out the damp FP2 session and proved he has good enough pace in tenth position, only four hundredths of a second in front of Aron Canet, who could not replicate his Friday heroics. 

Marcos Ramirez, Juanfran Guevara, Fabio di Giannantonio and John McPhee were amongst the names that appeared to struggle but still placed within a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'36.850    
2 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'36.904 0.054 0.054
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'36.906 0.056 0.002
4 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'36.978 0.128 0.072
5 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'37.012 0.162 0.034
6 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'37.015 0.165 0.003
7 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'37.129 0.279 0.114
8 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'37.146 0.296 0.017
9 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'37.149 0.299 0.003
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'37.150 0.300 0.001
11 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'37.192 0.342 0.042
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'37.261 0.411 0.069
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'37.313 0.463 0.052
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'37.332 0.482 0.019
15 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'37.353 0.503 0.021
16 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'37.372 0.522 0.019
17 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'37.429 0.579 0.057
18 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'37.446 0.596 0.017
19 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'37.467 0.617 0.021
20 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'37.636 0.786 0.169
21 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'37.696 0.846 0.060
22 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'37.745 0.895 0.049
23 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'37.748 0.898 0.003
24 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'37.823 0.973 0.075
25 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'37.862 1.012 0.039
26 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'37.962 1.112 0.100
27 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'38.098 1.248 0.136
28 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'38.178 1.328 0.080
29 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'38.327 1.477 0.149
30 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'38.761 1.911 0.434
31 13 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'38.842 1.992 0.081
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'39.014 2.164 0.172
33 18 Gabriel MARTINEZ-ABREGO KTM 1'39.517 2.667 0.503

 

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