2021 Styria Moto3 FP3 Result: Sasaki Stumbles To The Top

It was a sunny start for day two in Austria and the lightweight class had plenty of time to complete the challenge for top 14 positions. It eventually turned into a gravel to glory story for Ayumu Sasaki, who started the session in the gravel trap at turn four but rejoined the action in the closing stages to claim top spot at the checkered flag. The Japanese rider demoted colleague Jaume Masia by three hundredths of a second, with Filip Salac and Jeremy Alcoba making a late jump into the top four.

Pedro Acosta had dropped to the bottom of the top 14 at the halfway mark of the session but moved himself into a more comfortable position as the session progressed and briefly took over the lead in the final five minutes. He eventually got pushed back to fifth, but only two tenths off the lead and one thousandth of a second ahead of Izan Guevara. Having topped the timesheets on Friday, John McPhee and Darryn Binder were amongst the last to improve on Saturday morning but they did so in the final few minutes to climb into seventh and ninth respectively, sandwiching Sergio Garcia in eighth position.

Deniz Öncü completed the top 10 places, with an all-Italian line-up filling in the rest of the top 14 positions: Riccardo Rossi, Andrea Migno, Stefano Nepa and Niccolò Antonelli. That sets things up for quite a competitive Q1 later on, including the likes of Tatsuki Suzuki, Romano Fenati, Dennis Foggia and Gabriel Rodrigo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'35.933    
2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'35.968 0.035 0.035
3 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'35.987 0.054 0.019
4 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'36.118 0.185 0.131
5 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'36.149 0.216 0.031
6 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'36.150 0.217 0.001
7 17 John McPhee Honda 1'36.159 0.226 0.009
8 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'36.188 0.255 0.029
9 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'36.189 0.256 0.001
10 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'36.206 0.273 0.017
11 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'36.239 0.306 0.033
12 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'36.277 0.344 0.038
13 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'36.309 0.376 0.032
14 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'36.330 0.397 0.021
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'36.358 0.425 0.028
16 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'36.385 0.452 0.027
17 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'36.456 0.523 0.071
18 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'36.469 0.536 0.013
19 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'36.473 0.540 0.004
20 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'36.554 0.621 0.081
21 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'36.585 0.652 0.031
22 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'36.677 0.744 0.092
23 38 David Salvador Honda 1'36.825 0.892 0.148
24 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'36.871 0.938 0.046
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'36.916 0.983 0.045
26 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'36.946 1.013 0.030
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'37.062 1.129 0.116
28 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'37.728 1.795 0.666
Round Number: 
10
2021
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