Second pole of the year for Öncü

The Turkish Deniz Öncü (KTM) got his second “pole position” of the season, after Portugal, being the fastest in the official classification for the Italian Moto3 Grand Prix that takes place on Sunday at the Mugello circuit.

Öncü stopped the clock in 1:56.811, which allowed him to be the fastest in the category, with 97 thousandths of a second ahead of the Spanish Daniel Holgado (KTM) and 283 thousandths over the Italian Dennis Foggia (Sling).

The best Spaniard in the standings was the world leader, Sergio García Dols (GasGas), who finished in fourth position, barely 138 thousandths behind Foggia and just over four tenths behind the Turkish driver.

The Japanese Ryusei Yamaha (KTM) was the first and best reference in the first classification, in which up to five Spanish riders were involved, David Muñoz (KTM), Adrián Fernández (KTM), Iván Ortolá (KTM), Xavier Artigas ( CFMoto) and Ana Carrasco (KTM), as well as the Japanese Kaito Toba (KTM) or the French Lorenzo Fellon (Honda) among the “illustrious pilots”.

Soon one of the candidates to go to the second classification, the Italian Alberto Surra (Honda), ran out of options, who went to the ground and could no longer continue on the track, where the Japanese Yamanaka managed to pass to the second classification, in addition to the Italian Matteo Bertelle (KTM), the French Lorenzo Fellon and the Spanish David Muñoz (KTM).

A David Muñoz who, at just 16 years of age, has achieved the goal of competing in the second classification of a Grand Prix in his first World Cup race, Well, until now he was not of legal age to be able to compete in a scoring event for the motorcycling world championship.

The different strategies were going to mark the development of the second classification, in which initially the Spaniard Izan Guevara (GasGas) could be seen shooting alone, while behind him a group of about eight riders was formed in which the also Spanish Daniel Holgado (KTM) was the first to set a good time for the category, 1:57.623, later surpassed by the Italian Riccardo Rossi (Honda), 1:57.450.

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Rossi did not last long at the top of the time table since in his second lap the British John McPhee (Husqvarna), 1:57.299, surpassed him, by 151 thousandths of a second, with the Spanish Jaume Masiá (KTM) in third place and the leader of the world championship, the also Spanish Sergio García Dols (GasGas), was still in a delayed eleventh position, behind drivers like his teammate Guevara or the Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda).

After a compulsory visit to the workshops to change the rear tire for all the riders, he returned to the track for the last fast lap attempt that would define the definitive classification for the starting line-up of the Moto3 race, except in the case of the Italian Foggia , who decided not to go through his workshop and continued to ride on the track to get second place, 68 thousandths behind McPhee on his fifth lap and still improve a few thousandths on the next, but without getting pole position, beaten on the same line goal by the Turkish Deniz Öncü.

Öncü set a best time of 1:56.811 with which he beat the Italian Foggia by more than three and a half seconds, while Sergio García Dols, the world leader, climbed to third place, beating John McPhee, who later also lost two positions with Izan Guevara first and with Daniel Holgado later.

Holgado got into the front row behind Öncü, who beat him by just 97 thousandths of a second, with Dennis Foggia in third position, while GasGas Aspar teammates Sergio García Dols and Izan Guevara were on the second row , in addition to John McPhee.

The Brazilian Diogo Moreira (KTM) finished in the third row, with the Italian Riccardo Rossi and the Japanese Ryusei Yamanaka, and in the fourth Jaume Masiá (KTM), Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda) and Lorenzo Fellon.

David Muñoz had to settle for fourteenth place, with Carlos Tatay (CFMoto) in seventeenth.

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