2021 Aragon Moto3 Qualifying Result: Early Bird Gets The Pole

The qualifying show kicked off with the dramatic backdrop of MotorLand getting ever hotter and it was not all that surprising that the pole position time was set early in the session by Darryn Binder. The South African was back in prime position on Saturday after a long wait since Qatar and was so confident in his early benchmark that he risked not going out for one final attempt like the rest of his rivals. It proved to be the right decision, as his closest challenger was almost two tenths of a second off top spot, with Gabriel Rodrigo claiming second on the grid on his final flying lap. Despite a late crash at turn 7, Q1 leader Tatsuki Suzuki secured a seat onto the front row, as the yellow flag halted progress for a few other riders.

Sergio Garcia made a slower start but jumped up to fourth at the checkered flag, three tenths off pole and three hundredths of a second ahead of Andrea Migno, with Deniz Öncü completing row two. Jeremy Alcoba stepped it up to qualify seventh, sharing row three with Niccolò Antonelli and championship leader Pedro Acosta, who also left it late to climb the timesheets. Fellow rookie Lorenzo Fellon also impressed in joining the top 10, ahead of Filip Salac and Xavier Artigas on the fourth row of the grid.

Izan Guevara looked good in practice but could only qualify 13th quickest and will be joined on the fifth row by FP3 leader Dennis Foggia and Jaume Masia, the Spaniard slow to get going and then impacted by the late yellow flag. Romano Fenati also did not feature towards the business end, the Italian down in 17th position, in between Ayumu Sasaki and Kaito Toba on row six, the CIP rider quite unlucky to crash in both qualifying sessions at turn 7.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'57.724    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'57.905 0.181 0.181
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'57.976 0.252 0.071
4 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'58.069 0.345 0.093
5 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'58.103 0.379 0.034
6 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'58.314 0.590 0.211
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'58.362 0.638 0.048
8 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'58.381 0.657 0.019
9 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'58.434 0.710 0.053
10 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'58.463 0.739 0.029
11 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'58.475 0.751 0.012
12 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'58.490 0.766 0.015
13 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'58.613 0.889 0.123
14 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'58.646 0.922 0.033
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'58.830 1.106 0.184
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'58.893 1.169 0.063
17 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'58.953 1.229 0.060
18 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'59.039 1.315 0.086
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'58.345    
Q2 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'58.888 0.543 0.543
Q2 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'58.917 0.572 0.029
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'59.011 0.666 0.094
19 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'59.411 1.066 0.400
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'59.455 1.110 0.044
21 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 1'59.725 1.380 0.270
22 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'59.741 1.396 0.016
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'59.760 1.415 0.019
24 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.931 1.586 0.171
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'59.937 1.592 0.006
26 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'00.209 1.864 0.272
27 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'00.522 2.177 0.313
28 67 Alberto Surra Honda 2'00.761 2.416 0.239
Round Number: 
13
2021
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