Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) came within 0.274 seconds of taking Honda’s 15th Moto3 pole position this afternoon. The 21-year-old Spaniard, who started the last two races from pole, will nevertheless start the last Moto3 race of the year from the front row of the grid, aiming for his first victory since August’s British Grand Prix.

Fifth-fastest Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) is Honda’s next best qualifier, the 16-year-old rookie once again showing impressive speed and now targeting his second podium of the year.

Recently crowned 2019 Moto3 World Champion Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) ended free practice a close second fastest to team-mate Ramirez, but will start from the top of the third row of the grid after riding the seventh-fastest lap in qualifying.

The 22-year-old Italian has won the last three races and will want to end his time in Moto3 – before he graduates to Moto2 next season – with a fourth consecutive win, but he will have to fight hard from the third row.

Eighth fastest was San Marino GP winner Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW), with Austrian GP winner Romano Fenati (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) completing the top ten.

Fellow Italian Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) was one of the fastest riders in the Q2 session until he fell. He will start from 12th at the back end of row four, one row ahead of John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW), Niccolo Antonelli (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) and Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW)

Team-mates Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) and Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) had a challenging final qualifying of 2019. Ogura, 19-years-old from Fukuoka, was 21st, while Ogura, 18-years-old from Tokyo, was 25th. Both riders struggled to get enough feeling from the tires in the cold, windy conditions to ride as hard as they know they can. Their day ended badly when both were sanctioned for riding slowly in two or more sectors of the track, so they will both start from the back row of the grid.

Following tomorrow’s final races of the year the MotoGP commences post-season tests here on Tuesday, while the Moto2 and Moto3 teams moves to Jerez.

Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez 42

I'm happy with this result. I wanted to take the pole but in any case second position is a very good place to start from. We are working very well with the team and we hope to be at the front tomorrow. We'll do our best until the very last moment.

Leopard Racing
Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia 11

I went out with a good setup that we had found yesterday, so from the start we were able to be competitive. In FP3 I had a good pace, but I couldn't take advantage of the last tire because of the traffic on track. In Q2 I rode alone. I made some mistakes, but we have been equally as fast with used tires as with new tires, so that's ok. I searched for a rider to use as a reference and to ride close to, without trying to catch a tow. I think in the race there will be a large group. I hope to sign off the season with a good result.

Estrella Galicia 0,0
Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48

It's been a positive day because I've been riding by my own and I've managed to set my fastest lap times this way. I'll start from seventh position as in Malaysia. We've improved the bike and let's see if we can make a little step forward during warm-up. We are good, I have confidence. This is going to be my last race in Moto3 and I will give it my all. Many thanks to the team.

Leopard Racing
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

I'm disappointed with this result. I felt not so bad during this weekend, but the lap times aren't coming, and sincerely I don't know why. Anyway, qualifying is finished and we cannot do anything about our grid position. Tomorrow we must push a lot from the beginning of the race and try to enjoy my last race with this team.

Honda Team Asia
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

We tried some settings from yesterday, but we haven't found the right one. The setting is also part of our problem, but 90 percent of it is me. I don't know why. But tomorrow I must find something during the race so I can follow the fast riders and work for 2020.

Honda Team Asia
Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Moto3 2019, Round 19

Sunny / 16
Saturday 16 Nov 2019, 13:45 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 31%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 1'38.683
2 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.274
3 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.424
4 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.457
5 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.458
6 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.473
7 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.597
8 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.601
9 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.658
10 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.685
11 Carlos Tatay 99 SPA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.765
12 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.920
13 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.023
14 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +1.025
15 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.065
16 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.305
17 Xavier Artigas 4 SPA Leopard Impala Junior Team Honda +1.555
18 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.466
19 Jeremy Alcoba 52 SPA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.465
20 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.503
21 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.630
22 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.741
23 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.784
24 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.785
25 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.078
26 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.090
27 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.110
28 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.189
29 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.273
30 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.453
31 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.818
Sunny / 15
Friday 15 Nov 2019, 14:39 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 37%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 1'39.612
2 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.069
3 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.155
4 Xavier Artigas 4 SPA Leopard Impala Junior Team Honda +0.244
5 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.263
6 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.283
7 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.346
8 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.370
9 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.441
10 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.472
11 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.499
12 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.501
13 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.565
14 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.635
15 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.640
16 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.644
17 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.697
18 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.712
19 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.713
20 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.748
21 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.767
22 Carlos Tatay 99 SPA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.814
23 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.831
24 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.868
25 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.992
26 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.034
27 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.050
28 Jeremy Alcoba 52 SPA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.263
29 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.275
30 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.322
31 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +2.239
Rider Standings
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 279 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 190 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 175 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
4 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 174 Leopard Racing Honda
5 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 156 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
6 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 128 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 127 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 121 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
9 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 111 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
10 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 108 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
11 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 103 Honda Team Asia Honda
12 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 97 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
13 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 77 PruestlGP KTM
14 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 76 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
15 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 71 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
16 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 67 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
17 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 62 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
18 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 60 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
19 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 60 Honda Team Asia Honda
20 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 58 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
21 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 54 CIP – Green Power KTM
22 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 51 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
23 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 22 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
24 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 21 PruestlGP KTM
25 Stefano NEPA 82 ITA 19 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
26 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
27 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 10 CIP – Green Power KTM
28 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 8 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
29 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 8 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
30 Riccardo ROSSI 54 ITA 6 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
31 Can ONCU 61 TUR 4 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
32 Jeremy ALCOBA 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
33 Elia BARTOLINI 20 RSM 1 Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM