Honda riders dominated Moto3 qualifying, with NSF250RW riders first, second, fourth and sixth fastest. The man who took pole position – for the first time in his career – was Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW), who will tomorrow chase his first victory of the year. Currently the 21-year-old Italian stands third in the points chase, with one podium so far, at the season-opening Qatar GP.

Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) equalled his best-ever qualifying performance in second place, just four thousandths of a second slower than Dalla Porta. This was a particularly impressive performance from the 21-year-old from Chiba, who had to graduate into Q2 from the Q1 session and suffered a tumble earlier in the day.

The two Honda riders on the second row are Suzuki’s team-mate Niccolo Antonelli (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) and Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW), who will start tomorrow’s race from fourth and sixth on the grid. Antonelli’s best lap was only two tenths off pole and the 23-year-old Italian might have made it onto the front row if he hadn’t had a nasty moment exiting the final corner near the end of the session.

Rodrigo’s speed and his place on the second row should give him a good chance of battling for his first Grand Prix victory tomorrow.

Spaniard Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) qualified on the third row, just behind Rodrigo, with 2010 Jerez winner Romano Fenati (Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) rounding out the top ten and Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) in 11th.

Today was a challenging day for team-mates Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) and Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW). Toba won the first race of the season in Qatar and finished tenth in Argentina, but was unable to make it into Q2 today after crashing at turn one during the Q1 session. The 19-year-old from Fukuoka will start this race from 24th on the grid, while his 18-year-old Tokyo team-mate will start from 20th, just six tenths of a second behind Dalla Porta.

This weekend’s Spanish GP is the first of 11 consecutive rounds in Europe. Next stop on the MotoGP calendar is the French GP on May 19.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48

I’m very happy. I have to say thanks to the team as they’ve worked a lot, the bike has been amazing today. Starting from pole position will be a big help and I’m pleased after getting my first pole position. It is curious, I didn’t know I got the pole position until the moment I took a look at the big screen just after the flag, so it’s been a big surprise. I can't wait for tomorrow's race!

Leopard Racing
Tatsuki Suzuki

Tatsuki Suzuki 24

Today was a good day and I am satisfied with the job done. Starting from the front row is always positive and tomorrow we will push from the first corner.

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Niccolò Antonelli

Niccolò Antonelli 23

Today’s goal was to set a lap time within the first five positions and we made it. I am satisfied with my qualifying and I am ready to fight in tomorrow’s race which will be a tough one as usual.

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

In FP3 I was expecting to be a little bit faster, mainly after I tried to analyse my ideal lap time. In Q1 I had a good chance to go into Q2, but I still don’t have enough speed to fight with the front group. My only option tomorrow is to push every lap.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

I’m very disappointed. In FP3 I did my best lap ever in Jerez, but in Q1 I was too tense and I crashed again. Tomorrow is the race and I will try to be in the front group, I think I’m strong and the leading group will be very big.

Honda Team Asia
Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

Moto3 2019, Round 4

Sunny / 20
Saturday 4 May 2019, 13:37 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 20°C
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Ground Temp: 25°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda 1'46.011
2 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.004
3 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.184
4 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.221
5 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.345
6 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.414
7 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.430
8 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.461
9 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.487
10 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.528
11 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.657
12 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.895
13 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.969
14 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.119
15 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.390
16 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.399
17 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.658
18 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.832
19 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.475
20 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.712
21 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.864
22 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.074
23 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.148
24 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.229
25 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.598
26 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.666
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.688
28 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +2.082
29 Vicente Perez 77 SPA Reale Avintia Academy KTM +2.505
30 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.523
31 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +2.550
Sunny / 23
Friday 3 May 2019, 15:41 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1'46.795
2 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.093
3 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.158
4 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.257
5 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.281
6 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.326
7 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.372
8 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.375
9 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.422
10 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.526
11 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.544
12 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.641
13 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.644
14 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.658
15 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.668
16 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.682
17 Vicente Perez 77 SPA Reale Avintia Academy KTM +0.683
18 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.684
19 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.719
20 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.797
21 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.845
22 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.866
23 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.048
24 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.060
25 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.114
26 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.157
27 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.180
28 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.247
29 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.325
30 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.843
31 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.194
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Aron CANET 44 SPA 45 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
2 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 45 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
3 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 32 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
4 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 32 Leopard Racing Honda
5 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 31 Honda Team Asia Honda
6 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 26 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
7 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 24 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
8 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 24 Leopard Racing Honda
9 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 23 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
10 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 21 CIP – Green Power KTM
11 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 20 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
12 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 19 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
13 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 14 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
14 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 12 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
15 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 11 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
16 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 10 Honda Team Asia Honda
17 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 10 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
18 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 7 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
19 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM
20 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 5 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
21 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 3 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda