Alonso lands a new lap record on Friday

The Colombian continues to break records at Mugello and ends Friday quickest ahead of Veijer and Yamanaka

Rain was in the air at the start of Moto3™’s Practice 1 session at the Gran Premio d’Italia Brembo, but that did not stop David Alonso (CFMOTO Valresa Aspar Team) from finishing at the top of the time sheets after a brilliant performance to end Friday with a new lap record to his name. After crossing the line in the closing minutes, Alonso set a 1:54.671 to obliterate his lap record which he set on Friday morning. Second place went the way of Collin Veijer (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP), who was over half a second behind but pushed hard on Friday afternoon – improving on a penultimate lap. Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets – MSI) was third at the end of Practice 1, finding time after spending most of the session inside the top five.

Everyone was immediately on the pace including Luca Lunetta (SIC58 Squadra Corse), who spent most of the session quickest before Alonso, Rueda, and Veijer all had their shot at the top spot. This was before the #80 set a sensational time to take top honours with two minutes to go. During the session, it was a tough end to Friday for Tatchakorn Buasri (Honda Team Asia), who suffered a crash at turn 10 before Josh Whatley (MLav Racing) had his own issues at turn 1 later on.

Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was fourth after he was pipped by Yamanaka for third in the closing minutes. Behind the #99 was Lunetta on the top Honda, who had an impressive session in fifth. MT Helmets – MSI’s Ivan Ortola took sixth position after Friday’s proceedings to finish ahead of Stefano Nepa (LEVELUP – MTA) in seventh. Behind Nepa was Joel Kelso (BOE Motorsports), who took eighth in the same weekend that the Aussie announced his 2025 plans.

Taking ninth was Adrian Fernandez (Leopard Racing) ahead of Red Bull GASGAS Tech3’s Jacob Roulstone – taking the final spot inside the top 10. Tatsuki Suzuki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) had a solid day in 11th ahead of David Muñoz (BOE Motorsports) and SIC58 Squadra Corse’s Filippo Farioli. Meanwhile, the final position inside the all-important top 14 went the way of Scott Ogden (MLav Racing) with some big names missing out such as Daniel Holgado (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) - down in 17th.

The Moto3™ field will have one last chance to claim their spot inside Q2 in a vital Practice 2 session on Saturday at 8:40 local time (UTC +2) before qualifying gets underway at 12:50 local time, so make sure you don’t miss any of the action on motogp.com!

Top 10:

1 David Alonso (CFMOTO Valresa Aspar Team) 1:54.671
2 Collin Veijer (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP)  +0.536
3 Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets - MSI)  +0.697
4 Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo)  +1.417
5 Luca Lunetta (SIC58 Squadra Corse) +1.472
6 Ivan Ortola (MT Helmets - MSI) +1.489
7 Stefano Nepa (LEVELUP – MTA) +1.553
8 Joel Kelso (BOE Motorsports) +1.566
9 Adrian Fernandez (Leopard Racing) +1.620
10 Jacob Roulstone (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) +1.626

 

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