Once again Honda dominated Moto3 qualifying, with NSF250RW riders taking the top five grid positions, led by the impressive Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) and Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW), who made it a Japanese one-two. This was Sasaki’s first-ever pole position and the first time a Japanese rider has taken pole in MotoGP’s smallest category since Youichi Ui qualified fastest at the 2003 African GP.

Last man on the front row is Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW), with World Championship hopeful Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) leading the second row in fourth, just ahead of Romano Fenati (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW).

Dalla Porta’s performance was the most important of the session, because it should allow the 22-year-old Italian to race with the front group tomorrow in his quest for the World Championship lead. He currently stands second overall, just seven points behind Aron Canet, who could do no better than 22nd fastest today.

The 15-minute session was typically frenetic, with pole position changing hands on multiple occasions. Many of the fastest riders were in the same group during their final run, so the timing monitor were a blur as positions changed in just a few seconds.

Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW), who is still hunting for a first podium of the year, will start from the third row, in front of John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) and Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW).

Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) ended up in the middle of the fifth row, one row ahead of Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW), who did an excellent job after winning promotion from Q1.

Last Sunday’s Assen winner Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) had had a challenging two days at the Sachsenring. The 18-year-old Italian came very close to graduating from Q1 to Q2 but didn’t quite make it and will start from the seventh row.

Ayumu Sasaki

Ayumu Sasaki 71

It’s been an amazing weekend and I’ve felt strong since Friday. We changed a lot of settings on the bike and more importantly I changed my mindset. I feel a lot more focused now, and I’m getting great support and great confidence from the team. We’ve changed some things on the bike, but 80 percent of this improvement has come from my head. Now that I’ve got some confidence back and my pace is good, I can’t wait for tomorrow’s race!

Petronas Sprinta Racing
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

I lost pole position again, but I’m happy with this second position. I felt good with this bike and tomorrow I will be focused in the chequered flag. That means I must finish the race, after crashing in the last three rounds. Even though I crashed while I was at the front of those races, it’s no use because finally, the most important thing is the result.

Honda Team Asia
Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez 42

I’m happy with today’s result because starting from the first row in this track is important and honestly, we have a very decent race pace. I feel strong and even stronger with race tyres, so tomorrow we will try to fight for the maximum. Many thanks to the team, they’ve done a good job.

Leopard Racing
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

This weekend from FP1 I had a not so good feeling, but tomorrow is race day so the only thing I can do is just push as much as possible and try to finish the race. I finished first in Q1 with a good lap time. But it was only one lap! This is not my real potential and I don’t know why I cannot repeat it so we have to work to find the feeling with the bike.

Honda Team Asia
HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Sachsenring, Germany

Moto3 2019, Round 9

Sunny / 26
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 13:32 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 1'26.135
2 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.057
3 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.171
4 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.325
5 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.357
6 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.453
7 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.551
8 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.594
9 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.671
10 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.718
11 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.719
12 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.725
13 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.748
14 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.867
15 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.905
16 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.053
17 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +1.125
18 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.630
19 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.384
20 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.715
21 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.758
22 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.768
23 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.845
24 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.882
25 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.152
26 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.429
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.483
28 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.676
29 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.028
30 Dirk Geiger 28 GER Kiefer Racing KTM +2.922
Sunny / 25
Friday 5 Jul 2019, 13:56 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 1'26.526
2 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.065
3 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.257
4 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.286
5 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.288
6 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.383
7 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.443
8 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.500
9 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.506
10 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.553
11 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.568
12 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.619
13 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.634
14 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.685
15 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.704
16 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.712
17 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.739
18 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.744
19 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.842
20 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.951
21 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.990
22 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.080
23 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.184
24 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.303
25 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.358
26 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.363
27 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.561
28 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.010
29 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +2.199
30 Dirk Geiger 28 GER Kiefer Racing KTM +3.037
Rider Standings
Sunday, 30 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Aron CANET 44 SPA 107 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
2 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 100 Leopard Racing Honda
3 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 83 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
4 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 76 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
5 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 68 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
6 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 65 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
7 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 58 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
8 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 58 Leopard Racing Honda
9 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
10 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 50 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
11 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 46 PruestlGP KTM
12 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 43 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
13 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 40 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
14 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 37 Honda Team Asia Honda
15 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 33 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
16 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 33 CIP – Green Power KTM
17 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 31 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
18 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 30 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
19 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 30 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
20 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 22 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
21 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 21 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
22 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
23 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
24 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 4 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
25 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 4 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
26 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
27 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 3 PruestlGP KTM
28 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM