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Moto3 Catalunya, Qualifying: Ortola Takes Pole as Alonso Fluffs His Lines

Gold and Goose

David Alonso arrives in Barcelona for this weekend's Moto3 Catalunya Grand Prix off the back of his third win of the year at the Moto3 French Grand Prix. He is one point behind championship leader Dani Holgado.


Ivan Ortola ended David Alonso's run of pole positions by taking it for himself in Barcelona. The Spaniard was 0.6 seconds behind Alonso's lap record from the morning, but executed his lap to take his first pole of the year.

Where Ortola nailed his session, the Colombian's was comparatively scrappy. His first run never really played out how he would have wanted it to, even being interrupted on his best lap by Ortola himself as the #48 entered the pits. Then, he was late entering the pits, and leaving behind everyone else put him at risk of losing laps to yellow flags - which he did, when Dani Holgado crashed on his final lap at turn 10.


Alonso ended up sixth, behind Collin Veijer and Jose Antonio Rueda on the front row, and Taiyo Furusato and Ryusei Yamanaka on row two. Furusato picked himself up a double long lap penalty in P2 for riding slowly on the racing line.

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Behind Alonso, Jacob Roulstone was seventh, David Munoz eighth, Adrian Fernandez ninth, and Dani Holgado 10th. Luca Lunetta and Stefano Nepa round out the fourth row.

Roulstone's best lap was cancelled, and qualified 16th as a result, moving Holgado up to the back of row three and Matteo Bertelle onto row four.

2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix | Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | Qualifying Results | Rd 6/21
PosRiderNat.Moto3 TeamManufacturerTiming
1Ivan OrtolaESPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:46.749
2Collin VeijerNEDLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:46.768
3Jose Antonio RuedaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:47.011
4Taiyo FurusatoJAPHonda Team AsiaHonda1:47.137
5Ryusei YamanakaJAPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:47.178
6David AlonsoCOLCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:47.299
7Jacob RoulstoneAUSRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.347
8David MunozESPBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.395
9Adrian FernandezESPLeopard RacingHonda1:47.468
10Dani HolgadoESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.549
11Luca LunettaITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:47.563
12Stefano NepaITAMTA TeamKTM1:47.564
13Matteo BertelleITARivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:47.621
14Angel PiquerasESPLeopard RacingHonda1:47.645
15Joel KelsoAUSBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.989
16Joel EstebanESPCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:48.039
17David AlmansaESPRivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:48.249
18Riccardo RossiITACIP Green PowerKTMNo Time Set
19Scott OgdenGBRMLav RacingHonda1:48.557
20Filippo FarioliITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:48.683
21Tatsuki SuzukiJAPLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:48.752
22Tatchakorn BuasriTHAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:48.799
23Xabi ZurutuzaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:48.876
24Noah DettwilerSUICIP Green PowerKTM1:49.2044
25Nicola CarraroESPMTA TeamKTM1:49.220
26Josh WhatleyGBRMLav RacingHonda1:49.406
27Arbi AditamaINAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:50.528


David Alonso was fastest once again in Moto3 P2 at the Catalan Grand Prix. Fastest by 0.670 from Jose Antonio Rueda, Alonso had lost the title of Moto3 lap record holder at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to the #99, but reclaimed it about 30 seconds after Rueda set his 1:46.781.

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Rueda was just over a tenth ahead of Ivan Ortola, and Collin Veijer was the last rider to lap under 1:47.

Riccardo Rossi was fifth, ahead of Stefano Nepa, Taiyo Furusato, Adrian Fernandez, Joel Kelso, and Angel Piqueras who rounded out the top 10.

Joel Esteban was 11th, ahead of Ryusei Yamanaka, David Almansa, and Luca Lunetta , but Lunetta misses Q2 directly because Dani Holgado - 22nd in P2 - makes the top 14 in the combined practice times on his P1 time.

Almansa was involved in an incident at the end of the session which saw him make contact with Xabi Zurutuza which resulted in both riders falling. Zurutuza finished the session in 21st.

Full Moto3 results from P2 in Barcelona are below.

2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix | Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | P2 Results | Rd 6/21
PosRiderNat.Moto3 TeamManufacturerTiming
1David AlonsoCOLCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:46.111
2Jose Antonio RuedaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:46.781
3Ivan OrtolaESPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:46.893
4Collin VeijerNEDLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:46.921
5Riccardo RossiITACIP Green PowerKTM1:47.003
6Stefano NepaITAMTA TeamKTM1:47.004
7Taiyo FurusatoJAPHonda Team AsiaHonda1:47.138
8Adrian FernandezESPLeopard RacingHonda1:47.169
9Joel KelsoAUSBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.255
10Angel PiquerasESPLeopard RacingHonda1:47.277
11Joel EstebanESPCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:47.282
12Ryusei YamanakaJAPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:47.446
13David AlmansaESPRivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:47.458
14Luca LunettaITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:47.480
15Matteo BertelleITARivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:47.487
16Filippo FarioliITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:47.554
17Jacob RoulstoneAUSRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.591
18Scott OgdenGBRMLav RacingHonda1:47.610
19David MunozESPBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.619
20Tatsuki SuzukiJAPLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:47.671
21Xabi ZurutuzaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:47.756
22Dani HolgadoESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.761
23Josh WhatleyGBRMLav RacingHonda1:48.571
24Noah DettwilerSUICIP Green PowerKTM1:48.655
25Nicola CarraroESPMTA TeamKTM1:48.922
26Tatchakorn BuasriTHAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:48.952
27Arbi AditamaINAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:49.254


David Alonso was fastest yet again in Moto3 P1 at Barcelona, but there was no new lap record this time, the Colombian's 1:46.897 just over a tenth slower than his 1:46.737 from the morning's Free Practice session.

David Alonso, 2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Jose Antonio Rueda was second-fastest, but was unable to join Alonso in the 1:46s, meaning the #80 was the only rider to lap in under 1:47 all day.

Championship leader Dani Holgado was third-fastest, ahead of Collin Veijer, Ivan Ortola, and the SIC58 duo of Filippo Farioli and Luca Lunetta was sixth and seventh, respectively. Jacob Roulstone was eighth, ahead of Stefano Nepa and Nicola Carraro who completed the top 10. Taking the final four provisional Q2 spots for tomorrow are Taiyo Furusato, Joel Esteban, David Munoz, and Joel Kelso.

Full Moto3 results from P1 in Barcelona are below.

2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix | Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | P1 Results | Rd 6/21
PosRiderNat.Moto3 TeamManufacturerTiming
1David AlonsoCOLCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:46.897
2Jose Antonio RuedaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:47.055
3Dani HolgadoESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.136
4Collin VeijerNEDLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:47.152
5Ivan OrtolaESPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:47.238
6Filippo FarioliITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:47.467
7Luca LunettaITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:47.472
8Jacob RoulstoneAUSRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:47.536
9Stefano NepaITAMTA TeamKTM1:47.635
10Nicola CarraroESPMTA TeamKTM1:47.675
11Taiyo FurusatoJAPHonda Team AsiaHonda1:47.718
12Joel EstebanESPCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:47.788
13David MunozESPBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.817
14Joel KelsoAUSBOE MotorsportsKTM1:47.918
15Riccardo RossiITACIP Green PowerKTM1:47.919
16Ryusei YamanakaJAPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:48.018
17Scott OgdenGBRMLav RacingHonda1:48.148
18Tatsuki SuzukiJAPLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:48.209
19Xabi ZurutuzaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:48.345
20Matteo BertelleITARivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:48.417
21Angel PiquerasESPLeopard RacingHonda1:48.444
22David AlmansaESPRivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:48.552
23Noah DettwilerSUICIP Green PowerKTM1:48.689
24Josh WhatleyGBRMLav RacingHonda1:48.965
25Tatchakorn BuasriTHAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:48.112
26Arbi AditamaINAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:50.661
27Adrian FernandezESPLeopard RacingHondaNo Time Set


David Alonso broke yet another lap record in the opening session of the weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and was the only rider to lap in the 1:46s. He was almost exactly 0.4 seconds clear of Ivan Ortola, while Jose Antonio Rueda was third.

Scott Ogden, 2024 Moto3 French Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Ryusei Yamanaka was fourth, ahead of Moto3 Spanish Grand Prix winner Collin Veijer, and Joel Esteban in sixth.

Seventh-fastest was Riccardo Rossi, ahead of Taiyo Furusato, David Munoz, and Scott Ogden - Furusato and Ogden the only Hondas in the top 10.

Full Moto3 results from Free Practice in Catalunya are below.

2024 Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix | Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | FP Results | Rd 6/21
PosRiderNat.Moto3 TeamManufacturerTiming
1David AlonsoCOLCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:46.737
2Ivan OrtolaESPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:47.138
3Jose Antonio RuedaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:47.326
4Ryusei YamanakaJAPMT Helmets MSIKTM1:47.788
5Collin VeijerNEDLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:47.894
6Joel EstebanESPCFMoto Aspar TeamCFMoto1:48.012
7Riccardo RossiITACIP Green PowerKTM1:48.125
8Taiyo FurusatoJAPHonda Team AsiaHonda1:48.340
9David MunozESPBOE MotorsportsKTM1:48.484
10Scott OgdenGBRMLav RacingHonda1:48.548
11Joel KelsoAUSBOE MotorsportsKTM1:48.565
12Tatsuki SuzukiJAPLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPHusqvarna1:48.625
13Adrian FernandezESPLeopard RacingHonda1:48.653
14Stefano NepaITAMTA TeamKTM1:48.719
15Matteo BertelleITARivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:48.829
16Luca LunettaITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:48.913
17Nicola CarraroESPMTA TeamKTM1:48.980
18Dani HolgadoESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:49.067
19Xabi ZurutuzaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKTM1:49.141
20Jacob RoulstoneAUSRed Bull GasGas Tech3GasGas1:49.165
21Filippo FarioliITASIC58 Squadra CorseHonda1:49.340
22Angel PiquerasESPLeopard RacingHonda1:49.622
23David AlmansaESPRivacold Snipers TeamHonda1:49.793
24Josh WhatleyGBRMLav RacingHonda1:49.802
25Tatchakorn BuasriTHAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:50.431
26Noah DettwilerSUICIP Green PowerKTM1:50.521
27Arbi AditamaINAHonda Team AsiaHonda1:50.968

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