First 2020 Moto3 qualifying session was a really interesting and entertaining one, starting from Q1 where we had a lot of good riders fighting for one of the four spots to get the access to the Q2, like Tatsuki Suzuki, Gabriel Rodrigo, Albert Arenas, Dennis Foggia and Alonso Lopez, but also other fast riders as Stefano Nepa or Jeremy Alcoba.
Someone even tried to make his fast lap with a used tyre to have a new one on Q2 as Tatsuki Suzuki, with the Japanese who made an impressive 2.05.276 in his first attempt. At the end, the Japanese tried another fast attempt but did not improve his lap time, with Alonso Lopez who complained with him thinking he was going slow and he had a contact with SIC58 Squadra Corse rider at the end of the session.
It was Gabriel Rodrigo anyway who made the fastest lap, ahead of Suzuki and teammate Jeremy Alcoba: Rodrigo made a fantastic last attempt thanks also to the slipstream of Alcoba, while Albert Arenas snatched last Q2 position in his last chance during the final seconds. Dennis Foggia made indeed a good lap, but the Spaniard from Aspar Team was fast enough just a few seconds later to conquer 4th Q1 position. Unlucky session for Filip Salac, who had the pace and was engaged on a good chrono, but crashed in the final stages involved in a contact with the big Moto3 group.
At the start of Q2, Tatsuki Suzuki and Albert Arenas immediately took benefit from having a little bit more knowledge of the track and both made fast laps getting respectively 1st and 2nd position being the only riders able to ride under the 2.05. The Japanese’s session was anyway compromised by a little problem and did not have enough time to make another lap. SIC58 Squadra Corse rider was still able to keep his pole position, as long as only Raul Fernandez during his last attempt was really close on pole time, but was just slower than 0.008s.
Albert Arenas kept his position at the end and finished in 3rd, with Darryn Binder who opens second row in 4th ahead of Ai Ogura and Jaume Masia. Andrea Migno brings his Sky Racing Team bike in 7th followed by rookie Deniz Oncu who made a fantastic job, while John McPhee and Tony Arbolino close top 10. Rookie Jeremy Alcoba finished in 11th, with Kaito Toba and Gabriel Rodrigo just behind.