2019 Motegi Moto3 FP1 Result: Dalla Porta Makes A Fast Start

Japan didn’t offer the warmest of welcomes to the MotoGP circus, a damp surface and cloud cover opening proceedings for Moto3 and showing them the way towards rain tyres early on. Motegi felt like home for the Italians, who were a persistent presence at the top of the timesheets – first with Tony Arbolino and then with Lorenzo Dalla Porta. The championship leader never surrendered the lead and continued to get faster, entering the final five minutes of the session one second ahead of the opposition. That gap shrunk as the pace got hotter but no one managed to do any better than Dalla Porta and the Italian got some more airtime when he lost focus and took an odd tumble at turn five to become the first faller of the weekend in the final minute of FP1.

Aron Canet was the leader’s main threat once again, although the Spaniard took some time to join the top two and separate the Leopard duo, one tenth of a second behind Dalla Porta and a little less than that keeping him ahead of Marcos Ramirez. Arbolino seems to have gotten over his arm trouble from Thailand for now and stayed in fourth position, with John McPhee joining the top five as the final rider within half a second of the leader.

Teammates Jaume Masia and Andrea Migno followed closely, with Niccolo Antonelli making a fairly impressive return from injury in eighth position. Jakub Kornfeil and Sergio Garcia rounded out the top ten, while Tatsuki Suzuki, Buriram victor Albert Arenas and returning rider Can Oncu also finished within a second off the top man. Gabriel Rodrigo was also back in action after hurting himself in Thailand but he took it easy down in 23rd spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'57.240    
2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'57.364 0.124 0.124
3 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'57.450 0.210 0.086
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'57.561 0.321 0.111
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'57.623 0.383 0.062
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'57.758 0.518 0.135
7 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'57.952 0.712 0.194
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'58.065 0.825 0.113
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'58.106 0.866 0.041
10 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'58.128 0.888 0.022
11 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'58.148 0.908 0.020
12 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'58.153 0.913 0.005
13 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'58.165 0.925 0.012
14 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'58.276 1.036 0.111
15 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'58.402 1.162 0.126
16 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'58.429 1.189 0.027
17 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'58.492 1.252 0.063
18 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'58.531 1.291 0.039
19 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'58.583 1.343 0.052
20 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'58.602 1.362 0.019
21 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'58.643 1.403 0.041
22 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'58.695 1.455 0.052
23 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'58.724 1.484 0.029
24 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'58.743 1.503 0.019
25 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'58.915 1.675 0.172
26 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'58.933 1.693 0.018
27 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'58.945 1.705 0.012
28 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'59.658 2.418 0.713
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'59.705 2.465 0.047
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'00.154 2.914 0.449
  36 Sho HASEGAWA Honda 2'06.840 9.600 6.686
Round Number: 
16
2019
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