2021 Austria Moto3 FP1 Result: Binder In The Limelight

It was a sunny start to the second weekend in Austria and much like the headlines late on Thursday, the Petronas Sprinta team held top spot on the timesheets for a considerable amount of time in FP1. Darryn Binder was the lead protagonist, the South African leading the way early on and then picking it up again at the end of the time attack, to finish one tenth of a second ahead of Romano Fenati. The Italian was one of several KTM and KTM-adjacent riders debuting a carbon rear wheel cover, together with championship leader Pedro Acosta, who finished third in the session.

Last week’s poleman, Deniz Öncü, started the day in fourth, with rookie Izan Guevara joining the top five, less than two tenths behind the leader. Stefano Nepa and Dennis Foggia were barely two hundredths of a second behind the Spaniard, with Sergio Garcia, John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki rounding out the top 10 positions, covered by four tenths of a second.

Yuki Kunii, Gabriel Rodrigo, Jaume Masia and Jeremy Alcoba completed the top 14 positions, with the likes of Kaito Toba, Andrea Migno or Tatsuki Suzuki still having plenty of time to change the hierarchy. One man who won’t have that opportunity is Xavi Artigas, the rookie stuck in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'36.215    
2 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'36.320 0.105 0.105
3 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'36.333 0.118 0.013
4 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'36.399 0.184 0.066
5 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'36.413 0.198 0.014
6 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'36.416 0.201 0.003
7 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'36.429 0.214 0.013
8 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'36.535 0.320 0.106
9 17 John McPhee Honda 1'36.606 0.391 0.071
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'36.620 0.405 0.014
11 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'36.659 0.444 0.039
12 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'36.679 0.464 0.020
13 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'36.709 0.494 0.030
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'36.897 0.682 0.188
15 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'36.961 0.746 0.064
16 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'37.105 0.890 0.144
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'37.195 0.980 0.090
18 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'37.204 0.989 0.009
19 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'37.229 1.014 0.025
20 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'37.317 1.102 0.088
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'37.329 1.114 0.012
22 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'37.342 1.127 0.013
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'37.431 1.216 0.089
24 38 David Salvador Honda 1'37.517 1.302 0.086
25 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'37.528 1.313 0.011
26 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'37.620 1.405 0.092
27 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'40.680 4.465 3.060
Round Number: 
11
2021
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