2018 Assen Moto3 FP1 Result: The Usual Morning Routine For Martin

The weekend in Assen started with the promise of uncharacteristically clear skies and the lightweight class’ first outing was no exception. Although the temperatures were still somewhat on the low side, riders kept the track busy in search of the weekend’s first honours, which predictably went to Jorge Martin, the Spaniard the only one to dip into the 1:42s, four tenths faster than the opposition.

Still-championship-leader Marco Bezzecchi also took a turn at the front but had to settle for second after Martin’s late charge to the top. After narrowly missing out on podium positions in Barcelona, John McPhee was already looking strong on Friday morning in Assen, the CIP rider settling at the top of the standings for much of the session before Jorge Martin got the job done as usual.

Aron Canet took a while longer to warm up but when he did he shot straight into the top four. Barcelona victor Enea Bastianini followed him closely in the hierarchy, with Jakub Kornfeil over half a second slower than the leading Gresini rider. Tony Arbolino and Lorenzo Dalla Porta were the last men within a second of Martin, with Philipp Oettl and Gabriel Rodrigo completing the top ten just outside that margin.

Niccolo Bulega also continued his recent run of form with an eleventh place, while second-placed man in the championship, Fabio Di Giannantonio, had a rather anonymous morning in 14th place.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'42.771    
2 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'43.161 0.390 0.390
3 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'43.399 0.628 0.238
4 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.406 0.635 0.007
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.434 0.663 0.028
6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'43.440 0.669 0.006
7 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.599 0.828 0.159
8 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.749 0.978 0.150
9 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.771 1.000 0.022
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'43.939 1.168 0.168
11 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'44.046 1.275 0.107
12 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'44.221 1.450 0.175
13 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'44.238 1.467 0.017
14 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'44.259 1.488 0.021
15 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'44.344 1.573 0.085
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.349 1.578 0.005
17 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'44.350 1.579 0.001
18 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'44.459 1.688 0.109
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'44.460 1.689 0.001
20 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'44.498 1.727 0.038
21 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'44.615 1.844 0.117
22 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'44.760 1.989 0.145
23 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'44.904 2.133 0.144
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'44.962 2.191 0.058
25 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'45.110 2.339 0.148
26 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'45.275 2.504 0.165
27 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'45.354 2.583 0.079
28 32 Ai OGURA Honda 1'45.731 2.960 0.377
29 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'46.214 3.443 0.483
30 18 Ryan VAN DE LAGEMAAT KTM 1'47.222 4.451 1.008
Round Number: 
8
2018
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