2019 Barcelona Moto3 FP3 Result: Canet Faster Than Ever

There was no trace of cloud to worry the paddock on Saturday morning and the improved track conditions saw the all time lap record (well, one year old record) fall to the hands of rookie Raul Fernandez at the halfway point of FP3. The Spaniard might have been the first to attack the benchmark but he didn’t get to keep it as times kept tumbling throughout the shootout for the top 14 and it was compatriot Aron Canet who stole the headlines in the end.

The championship leader led the way by one tenth of a second from Niccolo Antonelli and that was the biggest gap between any two riders within the top 22, showing once again how tight the field is in Moto3. Gabriel Rodrigo joined the top three, with Fernandez settling for fourth and Makar Yurchenko an impressive fifth. Jaume Masia had a more encouraging practice session for a change, up to sixth and only three tenths down on the leader. Rookie Sergio Garcia showed the way to teammate and FP1 leader Alonso Lopez, while compatriot Marcos Ramirez and his teammate Lorenzo Dalla Porta completed the top ten.

The final four men to gain a direct Q2 spot were Mugello victor Tony Arbolino, outstanding wildcard Carlos Tatay, Darryn Binder and John McPhee. Which means that things are about to get a bit more complicated for the likes of Romano Fenati, Jakub Kornfeil or Tatsuki Suzuki – whose early crash at turn 14 left him with only a handful of laps on the board – despite the trio being within eighth tenths of the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'48.433    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'48.540 0.107 0.107
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'48.606 0.173 0.066
4 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'48.630 0.197 0.024
5 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'48.670 0.237 0.040
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'48.748 0.315 0.078
7 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'48.822 0.389 0.074
8 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'48.837 0.404 0.015
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'48.891 0.458 0.054
10 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'48.894 0.461 0.003
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'48.900 0.467 0.006
12 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'48.944 0.511 0.044
13 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'48.956 0.523 0.012
14 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'48.975 0.542 0.019
15 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'49.000 0.567 0.025
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'49.036 0.603 0.036
17 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'49.065 0.632 0.029
18 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'49.157 0.724 0.092
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'49.251 0.818 0.094
20 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'49.277 0.844 0.026
21 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'49.316 0.883 0.039
22 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'49.392 0.959 0.076
23 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'49.607 1.174 0.215
24 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'49.665 1.232 0.058
25 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'49.703 1.270 0.038
26 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'49.784 1.351 0.081
27 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'50.053 1.620 0.269
28 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'50.227 1.794 0.174
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'50.316 1.883 0.089
30 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'50.517 2.084 0.201
31 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'51.694 3.261 1.177
Round Number: 
7
2019
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