Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) won a thrilling battle for pole position with fellow Honda rider Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) at the Circuit of the Americas today.
The 26-year-old and 21-year-old Italians swapped positions at the top during the final moments of this afternoon’s QP session, completing the outing separated by just 0.06 seconds. The pair have put Honda at the top of the battle for the 2022 Moto3 Constructors World Championship, with Migno winning the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix and Foggia dominating round two in Indonesia.
Both riders have great pace and yet they know that tomorrow’s race will be a tough contest, with COTA’s long back straight allowing riders to slipstream each other, which always helps to keep the lead pack closely bunched together.
Foggia currently stands second in the championship, only four points behind the leader, while Migno holds sixth overall, after crashing out of the last two races.
Rookie team-mates Taiyo Furusato (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) and Mario Suryo Aji (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) qualified 25th and 29th, learning plenty over the last two days. Aji’s hopes were compromised by a tumble during Q2, which left him unable to better his lap time.
After the Grand Prix of the Americas the Moto3 paddock heads back to Europe for a series of races that continues into September.