2018 Jerez Moto3 FP1 Result: Di Giannantonio Sets A Benchmark

With the MotoGP circus finally coming home, the Circuit of Jerez decided to skip the forecasted rain and start us off with a chilly but sunny morning for the lightweight class. Despite the new surface, the track took its time to warm up and show its potential but the first man to call dibs on top position was Fabio Di Giannantonio in the final ten minutes of FP1.

Aron Canet was the first home rider in second position, a rather sizeable three tenths behind the Italian. Philipp Oettl put another solid foundation to his weekend with third position in the first practice session but half a second slower than the leader.

In familiar fashion, Jorge Martin led throughout most of the session before dropping back to fourth, only three hundredths of a second behind Oettl and two hundredths ahead of Marcos Ramirez. Gabriel Rodrigo was less than a tenth down on the two Spaniards, while Enea Bastianini was constantly in the top five before dropping back to seventh position.

The top ten was completed by some familiar names and faces in Andrea Migno, Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Tony Arbolino. Marco Bezzecchi was also amongst the fastest men throughout the session, before the Italian’s progress was halted by a slight spill that forced him to take a quick break before his final run. He did manage to improve his time – enough for fourteenth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'47.159    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'47.471 0.312 0.312
3 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'47.687 0.528 0.216
4 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'47.717 0.558 0.030
5 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'47.737 0.578 0.020
6 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'47.817 0.658 0.080
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'47.922 0.763 0.105
8 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'47.957 0.798 0.035
9 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'47.989 0.830 0.032
10 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'48.075 0.916 0.086
11 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'48.088 0.929 0.013
12 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'48.162 1.003 0.074
13 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'48.223 1.064 0.061
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'48.260 1.101 0.037
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'48.329 1.170 0.069
16 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'48.338 1.179 0.009
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'48.344 1.185 0.006
18 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'48.487 1.328 0.143
19 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'48.499 1.340 0.012
20 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'48.547 1.388 0.048
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'48.669 1.510 0.122
22 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'48.695 1.536 0.026
23 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'48.696 1.537 0.001
24 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'48.761 1.602 0.065
25 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'49.110 1.951 0.349
26 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'49.189 2.030 0.079
27 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'49.264 2.105 0.075
28 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'49.657 2.498 0.393
29 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'49.677 2.518 0.020
30 32 Ai OGURA Honda 1'49.910 2.751 0.233
Round Number: 
4
2018
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