Moto3 2022
Round 10

Foggia Grabs Front-Row Start In Germany

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Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) rode an excellent qualifying session at Sachsenring this afternoon to put himself on the front row for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, half-distance in the 2022 Moto3 World Championship.

Foggia Grabs Front-Row Start In Germany

The 21-year-old Italian ended the Q2 outing just 0.295 seconds off pole position, giving him a real chance of taking his first victory since round two in Indonesia. 

And Foggia really needs a good result here after luckless outings at the Italian and Catalan GPs, dropping out of both races while in the lead. At Mugello last month he was ahead when he slid off and two weeks ago at Barcelona-Catalunya his machine’s final-drive chain came off the sprocket while he was out front. 

His team-mate Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) was also in the battle for a front-row start and ran second-quickest in the early stages of the 15-minute session. The 24-year-old from Chiba ended up fifth, less than half a second off today’s best lap time, which puts him in the middle of the second row, with a real chance of going with the leaders in tomorrow’s race. 

Impressive rookie Scott Ogden (VisionTrack Racing Team Honda NSF250RW) had another great day, preparing for his first Grand Prix at Sachsenring. The 18-year-old Briton was a superb fourth fastest in this morning’s FP3 session and completed qualifying tenth fastest, so he will start his tenth GP race from the top of the fourth row of the grid. 

Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) will join Ogden on row four, after qualifying 12th. 

Grand Prix rookie Taiyo Furusato (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) came very close to promoting himself from Q1 to Q2 this afternoon, but his best lap time was cancelled and his next best left him just a tenth of a second short. The 16-year-old from Kanoya was at least happy that he had shown some great speed in the very hot and gruelling conditions. 

Fellow GP rookie Mario Suryo Aji (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) was giving it all in Q1 when another rider fell in front of him, causing the 18-year-old Indonesian to slide off moments later. That crash ended his session and therefore Aji will start the race from 29th on the grid. 

After tomorrow’s racing the Moto3 paddock heads north-west for the Dutch MotoGP round, which proceeds a much needed five-week mid-season break.

Dennis Foggia
Dennis Foggia 7
Leopard Racing
Starting from the front row is always important. We are doing a good job this weekend. I feel quite good on the bike and I can't wait to race tomorrow, I just want to push and fight for the victory! 

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
Today my feeling and the bike improved significantly, which helped me score a good lap time more efficiently. In Q1 it was a pity my best lap was cancelled because that didn’t allow me to take part in Q2 for the first time. The positive is that I could go fast, even in hot conditions. Tomorrow maybe we can fight for a good position. 

Mario Suryo Aji
Mario Suryo Aji 64
Honda Team Asia
A shame about the day: I tried to do a hot lap in my second outing, but a rider crashed in front of me and I couldn't avoid crashing too. In FP3 I improved and I was motivated. My feeling is good; let's see tomorrow what I can do. I think I have the pace, and the only problem is to start from the back of the grid.

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