2019 Silverstone Moto3 FP2 Result: A+ for Arenas

After a gloomy morning, the Moto3 class got a glimpse of sunshine for their afternoon session but the change in conditions didn’t make them keener on going faster. For the first 35 minutes of FP2 it was only early leader Romano Fenati and John McPhee who managed to improve on their FP1 benchmarks in the top ten but the final couple of laps saw fresh rubber and fresh tenths being found. No one managed to dethrone Tony Arbolino from the top of the combined standings but the flurry of fast times saw Albert Arenas claim the second session of the day.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta came three hundredths of a second short, with Darryn Binder and Arbolino also within a tenth of the leader. Tatsuki Suzuki joined the top five ahead of Aron Canet and Fenati, the Italian failing to improve on his early session-leading time. Jeremy Alcoba continued to impress in eighth spot, with Stefano Nepa and Niccolo Antonelli completing the top ten.

In (the unlikely) case some weather disaster strikes on Saturday morning, Kaito Toba, Ayumu Sasaki, Andrea Migno and McPhee have secured provisional top 14 positions in the combined standings. The rookie brigade had a bit of a tougher time on the long tricky layout of the British track and were still finding their feet outside of the top 15, although Raul Fernandez will have the excuse of a pretty hefty tumble at turn 15 halfway through the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'12.224    
2 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'12.252 0.028 0.028
3 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'12.287 0.063 0.035
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'12.320 0.096 0.033
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'12.415 0.191 0.095
6 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'12.652 0.428 0.237
7 55 Romano FENATI Honda 2'12.689 0.465 0.037
8 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 2'12.703 0.479 0.014
9 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'12.740 0.516 0.037
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'12.754 0.530 0.014
11 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'12.770 0.546 0.016
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'12.884 0.660 0.114
13 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'13.001 0.777 0.117
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'13.140 0.916 0.139
15 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'13.226 1.002 0.086
16 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'13.291 1.067 0.065
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'13.344 1.120 0.053
18 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'13.435 1.211 0.091
19 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'13.538 1.314 0.103
20 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'13.579 1.355 0.041
21 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'13.651 1.427 0.072
22 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'13.671 1.447 0.020
23 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'13.701 1.477 0.030
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'13.804 1.580 0.103
25 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'13.932 1.708 0.128
26 61 Can ONCU KTM 2'14.027 1.803 0.095
27 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'14.053 1.829 0.026
28 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'14.662 2.438 0.609
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'14.820 2.596 0.158
30 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 2'15.179 2.955 0.359
31 96 Brandon PAASCH KTM 2'16.093 3.869 0.914
Round Number: 
12
2019
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