Moto3: Arenas on top as Moto3 returns Teruel

Published on October 24, 2020
By Short Shift News

Albert Arenas has ended the third and final free practice session on top of the standings, +0.084s clear of Raul Fernandez and Celestino Vietti +0.095s off Arenas’ top time.

The Moto3 session got underway in Aragon on a slightly warmer Teruel Saturday, and it was championship leader Albert Arenas who set the pace. Determined to fight back from his seventh-place finish in Aragon, Arenas set the fastest lap of the two race weekends so far with a 1:57.564.

Last week’s polesitter, Raul Fernandez, was second with Celestino Vietti, who found himself out of the top 14 on Friday, leapt up to third ahead of Romano Fenati and Ai Ogura.

Ayumu Sasaki had delivered a better performance, a performance we have seen from the Japanese rider in the past, finishing sixth +0.251s off the top time.

Darryn Binder just missed out on victory last weekend and has landed a Q2 spot this weekend by setting the seventh fastest time, with Dennis Foggia, a returning Tony Arbolino and Tatsuki Suzuki rounding out the top ten.

Deniz Oncu was 11th fastest ahead of last week’s victor Jaume Masia and Jeremy Alcoba. John McPhee, who bounced back from an earlier FP3 crash will also go into Q2, the Scotsman who delivered a sensational ride seven days ago finished 14th and is the last rider to grab the all-important Q2 positions.

Leading the charge into Q1, Andrea Migno finished 15th place, +0.056s behind McPhee.

Qualifying begins later today with Q1 commencing at 13:15 local time. The Moto3 race begins on Sunday at 11:20 local time.

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