Moto3 star Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) scored a famous first pole position today, riding for the team run by Paolo Simoncelli, father of the late Marco Simoncelli, at the track named in honour of the Italian superstar, who lost his life at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

This was Suzuki’s first pole, at his 84th Grand Prix, and sets him up for an excellent chance of scoring his first victory tomorrow. The 21-year-old from Chiba achieved his first podium at May’s Spanish Grand Prix, where he qualified second and finished second to team-mate Niccolo Antonelli (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW).

Suzuki will be joined on the front row by Spaniard Aron Canet and Moto3’s newest star Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW), who was just 0.127 seconds off pole.

Arbolino is on a superb run of form aboard his NSF250RW – the 19-year-old Italian won his first Grand Prix victories at June’s Italian GP and Dutch TT and has followed that with three podium results from the last three races.

Antonelli was the next Honda rider, in sixth place on the second row, just once place ahead of World Championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW). The 22-year-old Italian had a fraught qualifying outing, crashing halfway through the session. Although he was able to ride his bike back to the pits his crew was unable to fix the damage in time for him to re-join the track and attempt a faster lap. In the circumstances, he will be happy enough with a start from the top of row three.

While Dalla Porta leads the Moto3 Riders World Championship, Honda leads the Moto3 Constructors World Championship, aiming for a hat-trick of prizes in this sector.,

Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW), winner of the last race at Silverstone in Britain, was ninth fastest Moto3 rider today to complete the third row, two places ahead of Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW). The impressive 16-year-old rookie from Tokyo will aim for his seventh consecutive finish in the points tomorrow.

Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) qualified 23rd. The 19-year-old from Fukuoka, who is working hard to regain confidence after some difficult races, will work hard to get into the points.

After tomorrow’s racing the paddock makes the 1500km/930 miles dash to Aragon, Spain, for round 14 of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.

Tatsuki Suzuki

Tatsuki Suzuki 24

This is so special for the team, for Paolo and for me. I am really happy and excited to be on pole position. This morning some other riders got in my way in FP3, so I was unable to go straight into Q2. We rode in Q1 and got into Q2. After that I wasn’t expecting to get pole position, so I am so, so happy!

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Tony Arbolino

Tony Arbolino 14

I am very happy for this first row, it's incredible here. We succeeded in doing a good job. At the beginning I was losing the rear and I couldn't ride well with the new tyres but the experience of these recent months gave the result we expected and we understood the direction to follow. The support here is fantastic and tomorrow we hope to come back home with a smile.

Marinelli Snipers Team
Niccolò Antonelli

Niccolò Antonelli 23

Like always, I have to say a big thank you to my team, because this afternoon we made a big, big improvement with the bike and with my lap times. We were a bit worried after FP1, FP2, and FP3, but when we mattered we were able to do a great lap time. My aim will to get away well and try and keep the pace of the fastest guys to the end of the race. Congratulations to Suzuki san for his first pole – this is great for him and the team, especially here at Misano.

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

Today we made a significant improvement comparing to yesterday, but I couldn’t do a good lap in qualifying. I will start from P11 tomorrow, but I think I’m ready for the race. The beginning of the race will be difficult because the pace will be fast, but I will try to follow the group, waiting for the last laps. If I can fight until the end it will be nice.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

Today, it was difficult to get a good lap time. The feeling is coming better and I think I have a good pace for the race. I know that to start from 23rd position is not the best, but I’ll push from the beginning, trying my best.

Honda Team Asia
Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit, San Marino

Moto3 2019, Round 13

Sunny / 26
Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 13:09 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1'42.844
2 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.121
3 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.127
4 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.207
5 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.250
6 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.327
7 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.341
8 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.453
9 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.492
10 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.525
11 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.633
12 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.914
13 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.111
14 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.482
15 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.771
16 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.044
17 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.668
18 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.317
19 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.407
20 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.563
21 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.687
22 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.688
23 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.769
24 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.802
25 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.881
26 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.960
27 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.061
28 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.234
29 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.356
30 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.805
31 Elia Bartolini 20 RSM Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM +1.905
Sunny / 26
Friday 13 Sep 2019, 13:28 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 1'42.824
2 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.121
3 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.166
4 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.228
5 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.235
6 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.267
7 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.279
8 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.318
9 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.393
10 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.399
11 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.430
12 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.462
13 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.479
14 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.488
15 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.617
16 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.715
17 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.728
18 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.761
19 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.764
20 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.772
21 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +0.789
22 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.806
23 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.811
24 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.824
25 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.889
26 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.919
27 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.091
28 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.978
29 Elia Bartolini 20 RSM Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM +2.223
30 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +3.012
31 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +3.590
Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Aug 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 171 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 157 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 133 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
4 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 118 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
5 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 114 Leopard Racing Honda
6 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 93 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 88 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 83 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
9 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 67 PruestlGP KTM
10 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 67 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
11 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 66 Honda Team Asia Honda
12 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 54 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
13 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
14 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 50 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
15 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 50 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
16 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 49 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
17 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 47 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
18 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 45 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
19 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 44 CIP – Green Power KTM
20 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 35 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
21 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 34 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
22 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 16 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
23 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
24 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
25 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
26 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM
27 Can ONCU 61 TUR 4 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
28 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
29 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM
30 Jeremy ALCOBA 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda