2018 Aragon Moto3 FP3 Result: Bezzecchi Sets The Pace

Reticent Moto3 machines got out from their covers in a rather chilly morning at Motorland Aragon but eventually warmed up enough to rival the best times of the weekend. John McPhee got out on the right side of the bed as well, the CIP rider taking charge of proceedings in the final third of the session and defended that lead until Marco Bezzecchi fired in the first 1:57 of the weekend. All the orange sectors on the timing screens could not match that late benchmark and the Italian kept the lead to the flag by three tenths of a second.

His mission was aided by a gaggle of riders getting in each other’s way for their final flying laps but closest to challenging came FP2 leader Enea Bastianini. Nicolo Antonelli and McPhee came next, as the final men within half a second of Bezzecchi, while Lorenzo Dalla Porta added a fourth Italian to the top five.

Jorge Martin got tangled in the pack and could not show his true potential, dropping to sixth, a full second slower than his championship rival. Aron Canet on the other hand, had more recent ailments to contend with and could only climb to seventh position. Adam Norrodin, Raul Fernandez and Nicolo Bulega were very welcome additions to the top ten.

Marcos Ramirez just about missed out on top ten positions by three thousandths of a second, with early leader Tony Arbolino demoted to 14th, Fabio Di Giannantonio dropping to 17th and FP1 headliners Jakub Kornfeil and Gabriel Rodrigo finishing outside of the top 20.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'57.961    
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'58.248 0.287 0.287
3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'58.401 0.440 0.153
4 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'58.427 0.466 0.026
5 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'58.620 0.659 0.193
6 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'59.045 1.084 0.425
7 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'59.071 1.110 0.026
8 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'59.178 1.217 0.107
9 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'59.210 1.249 0.032
10 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'59.228 1.267 0.018
11 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'59.231 1.270 0.003
12 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'59.264 1.303 0.033
13 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'59.277 1.316 0.013
14 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'59.325 1.364 0.048
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'59.326 1.365 0.001
16 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'59.349 1.388 0.023
17 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'59.384 1.423 0.035
18 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'59.609 1.648 0.225
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'59.658 1.697 0.049
20 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'59.755 1.794 0.097
21 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'59.965 2.004 0.210
22 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'00.010 2.049 0.045
23 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'00.380 2.419 0.370
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'00.481 2.520 0.101
25 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'00.730 2.769 0.249
26 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'00.751 2.790 0.021
27 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'00.995 3.034 0.244
28 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'01.023 3.062 0.028
29 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'01.171 3.210 0.148
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2018
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