Moto3 Japan Motegi FP1: Diogo Moreira takes the lead of the session

Before arriving in Japan, at the GP of Aragon, Izan Guevara won for the fifth time in his career, after the GP of the Americas last year and those of Spain, Catalonia and Germany this year. Guevara’s win at the Aragon GP is Spain’s 93rd in Moto3, which is the most successful nationality in the category, ahead of Italy (48 wins).

Ayumu Sasaki finished second at the Aragon GP for his eighth Moto3 podium, sixth of the season so far. Now he’s up to it Oh Ogura as the Japanese drivers with the most podiums in the class. In Alcañiz, Daniel Holgado he finished third in his first Moto3 podium, becoming the 25th different Spanish rider to reach the podium in the category.

Sergio Garcia he finished 13th at the Aragon GP, ​​which is his worst result since his 18th place at the same Aragon GP last year. with Dennis Foggia in 14th place as the best Italian rider, it is the first time there has not been at least one Italian in the top 14 of a Moto3 race since Catalunya 2013, where the best Italian rider was Romano Fenati, 15th.

The eight Moto3 races that took place at Motegi were won by seven different riders: Danny Kent (2012), Alex Marquez (2013 and 2014), Niccolo Antonelli (2015), Enea Bastianini (2016), Romano Fenati (2017), Marco Bezzecchi (2018) and Lorenzo Dalla Porta (2019). Only Danny Kent (2012) won from pole. As a result, none of the riders on the full-time Moto3 grid have won at Motegi in this category and none of them have been on the podium.

KTM (or KTM-powered machines) have started from pole position at Motegi seven of eight times since the introduction of Moto3, but have only won three times: 2012 (Kent), 2013 (Alex Márquez), 2018 (Bezzecchi) .

Presentations done, what will this FP1 hold for us, which launches hostilities for this sixteenth day of the championship? Before answering that question, here is the table summarizing the known facts so far.

Motegi Moto3™




1’57.240 Lorenzo Dalla Porta

1’57.252 Diogo Moreia

1’56.742 Andrea Migno


2’08.385 Ai Ogura


2’09.680 Alonso Lopez

P2 2’09.293 Niccolò Antonelli

1’57.782 Tony Arbolino


Dalla Porta, Arenas, Vietti


1’56,443 Hiroki Ono (2016)

It’s 26° in the air and 32° on the track: the sky is overcast but it’s not raining.

breaking news:

Yamanaka will move up to ASPAR next season

He has been missing for 40 minutes

yamanaka visit the gravel pit turn 10, the latter does not fall.

farmhouse takes control 1.59.302s ahead Guevara and Sasaski. Ajo’s driver improves and sets a lap time of 1.58.241s.

fall of Furusato in turn 5

29 minutes from the finish line, Masia dominates in 1.58.069s ahead of Sasaki, Oncu, Suzuki, Guevara, Foggia, Muñoz, Holgado, Rossi and Fernández.

Darling turns 9


yamanaka takes the lead in trades at 1.58.097S but narrowly because Guevara regain control in 1,57,664s. Yamanaka, Masia, Sasaki and Oncu completes this top 5 16 minutes from the goal.

sasaki he sets the best time 3 minutes from the finish in 1.57.493s. Guevara, Migno, Oncu and Suzuki complete this top5

fall of felon in turn 13

Moreia closed the session at the top in 1m57.252s ahead of Foggia, Sasaki, Munoz and McPhee.

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