New Moto3 star Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) splashed through heavy rain to claim his second pole position of the season, heading a phalanx of four Hondas topping the times in MotoGP’s smallest class. This was the sixth successive front-row lock-out for Honda’s NSF250RW, which also holds the lead and five of the top six positions in the championship.

Pole was a great 19th birthday present for Arbolino, who was an impressive four tenths of a second ahead of his nearest rival. He currently lies a close fifth in the closely matched championship.

Niccolo Antonelli (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) qualified second, with Scots rider John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) in third. Each rider is a former Brno winner, and each has won a race already this year.

Japan’s Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) was fourth, missing the front row by three hundredths of a second, and poised for yet another challenge for his first win. Suzuki has led a number of laps this year, but not yet the crucial final lap.

Rookie Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) qualified ninth. The 18-year-old from Tokyo will thus start from the third row, after being on the first or second row of the grids for four of the past six races, with strong top-ten finishes in the past three.

Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) came through from Q1 to head an all-Honda fourth row, from Romano Fenati (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) and Qatar GP winner Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW). Nineteen-year-old Japanese ace Toba has challenged for the lead several times since then, only to lose his chances through crashes.

Tricky conditions meant an unusually wide spread of four seconds over the top 18 in Q2 and left championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) in 17th.

Wild card entry Yuki Kunii (Asia Talent Team Honda NSF250RW), placed 23rd in his first GP. The 16-year-old from Setagaya was one place ahead of Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) in his first visit to the Czech circuit.

Yesterday Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) suffered fractures to his right collarbone and pelvis, and has returned to Barcelona for medical treatment.

Tony Arbolino

Tony Arbolino 14

It's always great to get the pole position and I am happy about the feeling. This morning I was a little bit worried as the rear was slipping, but then we worked hard and, at the end, we got the best time. In Moto3 it's important to start ahead and tomorrow we'll give our best.

Marinelli Snipers Team
John Mcphee

John Mcphee 17

Having a wet practice session this morning really helped me out in qualifying, because we treated it like a test run and I tried to find a good rhythm on my own. I’m really happy with another front row, and Brno has been really good to me in the past in both wet and dry conditions so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I was fast in the dry yesterday and I feel really good with the bike. The team have done a great job and I turn up every weekend now to a bike that works from Friday. Tomorrow will be a typical Moto3 race with a big group at the front but I can’t wait to get going.

Petronas Sprinta Racing
Niccolò Antonelli

Niccolò Antonelli 23

Qualifying conditions were really difficult but also really exciting, because I like this track so much and I have a good experience here in the past, in the rain and in the dry. I expect a dry race tomorrow, but I am ready to try my best in any condition, and the bike feels good.

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

I think today the weather helped me a lot to get a good grid position. Even if the track conditions were wet, I could have information about the best setting for the bike, that we will apply tomorrow during the warm-up – big changes to recover the feeling in dry conditions. I’m looking forward to that because I feel I’m ready to fight in every weather condition.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

Finally, the fourth row, in the middle of the grid. I felt good, in wet and in dry conditions. Tomorrow morning, we will check some small things, thinking for the race. I want to enjoy and to be calm, because the race for sure will be in a big group. I will try to gain some positions in the first laps, to be as in front as possible just in case something breaks the group.

Honda Team Asia
Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky

Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic

Moto3 2019, Round 10

Rain / 17
Saturday 3 Aug 2019, 13:20 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
  • Air Temp: 17°C
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda 2'18.020
2 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.400
3 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.802
4 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.833
5 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.855
6 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.933
7 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.297
8 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.329
9 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.699
10 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +2.055
11 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +2.112
12 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +2.340
13 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +2.353
14 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +2.706
15 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +2.858
16 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +3.287
17 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +3.859
18 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +4.011
19 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.748
20 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.357
21 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.455
22 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +2.295
23 Yuki Kunii 33 JPN Asia Talent Team Honda +2.313
24 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +2.673
25 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +3.053
26 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +3.054
27 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +3.158
28 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +3.607
29 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +4.202
30 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +4.422
Cloudy / 25
Friday 2 Aug 2019, 13:35 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Ground Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda 2'08.125
2 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.200
3 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.308
4 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.394
5 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.490
6 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.574
7 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.604
8 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.746
9 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.749
10 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.757
11 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.771
12 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.807
13 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.839
14 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.888
15 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.951
16 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.975
17 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.026
18 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.027
19 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.068
20 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.101
21 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.285
22 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.321
23 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.403
24 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.619
25 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.662
26 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.683
27 Yuki Kunii 33 JPN Asia Talent Team Honda +1.778
28 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.793
29 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +2.165
30 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +2.189
31 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +2.456
Rider Standings
Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 125 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 123 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 87 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
4 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 78 Leopard Racing Honda
5 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 77 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
6 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 68 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 68 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 65 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
9 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 52 PruestlGP KTM
10 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
11 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 50 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
12 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 46 Honda Team Asia Honda
13 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 43 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
14 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 41 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
15 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 40 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
16 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 39 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
17 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 34 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
18 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 33 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
19 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 33 CIP – Green Power KTM
20 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 30 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
21 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 29 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
22 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
23 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
24 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
25 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM
26 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 4 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
27 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
28 Can ONCU 61 TUR 2 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
29 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM