Triumph to Compete in 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship

Triumph Racing
The new Triumph Racing banner brings together top talent for its entrance into the FIM Motocross World Championship.

On Sept. 23, Triumph Motorcycles confirmed plans to compete in the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme and divided into two distinct classes: MXGP and MX2.

Triumph also announced that the company would have a factory-supported race program under an all-new Triumph Racing banner, which will now cover all of Triumph’s racing-related activities, including Moto2 and Supersport racing. This new Triumph Racing Team represents a partnership with successful team owner Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, who will field two of Triumph’s all-new 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 MX2 class and will add an entry into the 450cc MXGP class in 2025.

In addition to partnering with Chizat-Suzzoni, Triumph also announced that his long-standing team manager, Vincent Bereni, will lead the team, backed by Triumph’s in-house motocross design engineering department. Chizat-Suzzoni and Bereni’s past racing record includes more than 80 MXGP World Championship victories and a reputation for technical and preparation excellence. As a part of Triumph Racing’s portfolio of commitments, the team will focus on the FIM Motocross World Championship – in MX2 and MXGP, together with development of technology and talent to build Triumph’s future strength in international motocross racing.

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In a media statement accompanying the announcement, Triumph CEO Nick Bloor said the new partnership with Chizat-Suzzoni demonstrates the company’s “long-term commitment to competing at the highest levels of racing,” and he called Triumph’s entry into the FIM Motocross World Championship a “landmark moment.”

“We share a passion for delivering world-class performance, and the experience Thierry and his team bring will prove invaluable in our ambition to make our mark on a very competitive championship,” Bloor said.

Triumph-Racing FIM Motocross World Championship
Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni mark the occasion of Triumph’s announcement of plans to compete in the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Triumph Racing is based at Triumph’s Global Headquarters in Hinckley, UK, where the brand’s research, design, engineering development, and prototype build are located, and the Motocross World Championship team will be based at Thierry’s race facility near Eindhoven in Holland, where race team personnel, operations, and competition development will be housed.

Triumph stated that engineering groups at the Triumph factory and the race team are working closely together on continuously enhancing chassis and engine performance through an intensive testing schedule underway in the U.S., UK, and mainland Europe, building toward the first MX2 Grand Prix of the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Chizat-Suzzoni stated that he was happy with progress on the bike.

“It looks great, has speed on the track, and Vincent and my staff are working with the engineers at Hinckley on building it into a competitive package,” he said. “MXGP continues to grow around the world. I am very happy to be back and looking forward to going racing with Triumph.”

David Luongo, CEO of Infront Moto Racing, which manages the exclusive television, marketing, and promotional worldwide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, said the announcement from Triumph was “probably one the most important in recent years,” and he supported Chizat-Suzzoni’s assertion about the popularity of MXGP.

“With an average of 19 events per year, it gives the best platform for manufacturers to develop their bikes, components and to advertise them worldwide,” he said. “From Asia to South America, going through Europe, MXGP is covering all the different markets and is touching most of the off-road fans in the world.”

Triumph-Racing FIM Motocross World Championship
Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni and Vincent Bereni

While breaking into FIM Motocross is new for Triumph, Triumph engines are not new to FIM. Since the start of the 2019 season, Triumph has been the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship, providing all teams with race-tuned 765cc triples based on the Street Triple RS. The success of the Triumph engines in Moto2 was evident by a top speed record and 11 all-time lap records. In 2021, Triumph announced that it renewed its contract as the exclusive engine supplier for FIM Moto2 for three more years.

Related Story: Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition | First Look Review

Triumph said testing of the new motocross and enduro bikes is well underway and that information on the specifications, performance characteristics, and components of each model will be released soon.

For more information about Triumph Racing, visit Triumph’s website.

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James Bonds Triumph Scrambler 1200XE Sells For $154,317 At Auction

For reference, the base Triumph Scrambler 1200XE wears an MSRP of $15,845.00. 

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A Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE stunt bike, used in the filming of No Time To Die has sold for £138,600 GBP ($154,317 USD) benefitting the Severn Hospice in a charity auction at Christie’s to celebrate 60 years of James Bond films.

Among the items auctioned, Triumph Motorcycles provided the Scrambler 1200 XE that was ridden by Daniel Craig as James Bond and also ridden by stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven during the filming of the latest 007 film, No Time To Die (2021). With an estimated of £20,000-£30,000 ($22,000 to $33,500 USD) value, the Scrambler 1200 XE was sold to an online bidder for £138,600 ($154,317 USD).

 

Paul Edmonson said, “Riding the Scrambler in No Time To Die was a privilege and certainly brought a smile to my face every time I rode it”.

Martin Craven added: “It’s an incredible beast, the Scrambler did everything we threw at it. We raced it to an inch of its life”.

The proceeds raised from the auction of the Scrambler 1200 XE will go to the independent charity Severn Hospice, which gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales who are living with an incurable illness.

The live auction featured 25 lots comprising vehicles, watches, costumes and props many of which related to the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, with the final six lots offered representing each of the six actors who have played Bond. An online sale featuring 35 lots spanning the 25 films, continues until James Bond Day on October 5th, 2022 – the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of the first James Bond film Dr. No in 1962.

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New Gear: Indian Quick Release Low-Profile Trunk

Indian Quick Release Low-Profile Trunk
Indian Quick Release Low Profile Trunk

Indian’s new Quick Release Low-Profile Trunk provides extra storage for day trips and small adventures while maintaining Indian’s recognizable style. This trunk features a lockable lid with a side-opening hinge, and a gas strut stabilizes the lid while open.

Its 46 liters (12.1 gallons) of storage fits two half helmets, gloves, and a jacket. The trunk has a 22-lb cargo limit, and the bottom is covered with a soft liner to reduce cargo shifting.

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The quick release design lets you install/remove the trunk without tools, and no power connection plugs are required. Integrated mounting hardware comes off with the trunk.

Indian Quick Release Low-Profile Trunk

The Low-Profile Trunk is available in a multitude of colors for $1,799.99 ($2,319.96 with mounting kit).

For more information, visit Indian’s website.

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2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally | First Look Review

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally
2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally in Brushed Aluminum & Matte Black

When the top-of-the-range Ducati Multistrada platform adopted the 170-hp V4 Granturismo engine for 2021, fans of the powerful, high-tech adventure bike waited with anticipation as additional models were rolled out.

Following the release of the V4 S in 2021 (read our review here), Ducati introduced the race-inspired 2022 Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak (read our review here).

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally

For 2023, Ducati has introduced the Multistrada V4 Rally, which fills the gap left by the departure of the Multistrada 1260 Enduro. Like the Enduro, the V4 Rally comes standard with spoked tubeless wheels in 19-/17-inch sizes, additional suspension travel (7.9 inches front/rear), and a larger 7.9-gallon fuel tank (up from 5.8 gallons on other Multistrada models).

Related Story: 2022 Ducati DesertX | First Ride Review

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally

Among the models in the Multistrada family, the V4 Rally is best suited for long-distance, two-up travel. Its additional fuel capacity gives it more range, its windscreen is 1.6 inches taller and 0.8 inch wider than the one on the V4 S, its longer tailsection provide more spacious passenger accommodations, and its rubber-mounted passenger footpegs reduce vibration. A centerstand is standard equipment, which facilitates loading/unloading luggage and performing basic checks and maintenance.

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally
2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally in Ducati Red

The V4 Rally is equipped with semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO, and it features two comfort features. The Minimum Preload function allows the rider to “lower” the bike when stopping and riding at low speed by minimizing the preload of the shock absorber. The Easy Lift opens the suspension hydraulics at key “on” and reduces the effort required to lift the motorcycle from the sidestand thanks to the compression of the fork and shock absorber.

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally

Other electronic rider aids include four ride modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro), a quickshifter, radar-assisted adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection, and IMU-enabled features such as lean-sensitive ABS and traction control, wheelie control, and cornering lights. The 6.5-inch TFT display offers map navigation through the Ducati Connect app, which supports the use of a smartphone to answer calls or listen to music while using a helmet equipped with an intercom system.

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally

The Multistrada V4 Rally also introduces a new strategy to extend the deactivation of the rear cylinder bank, which is available in all ride modes. In addition to switching off the rear cylinders at idle when stopped (a function already available on the Multistrada V4), the V4 Granturismo now keeps the rear cylinders deactivated in other operating conditions to optimize fuel consumption and emissions. Deactivation occurs even with the motorcycle in motion. As speed increases – or above a specific power request – the rear cylinders are reactivated, and the full performance of the V4 Granturismo is returned.

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally

The 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally will be available in North America in one version: Adventure Travel & Radar, equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection, aluminum side cases, and heated grips and seats. MSRP is $31,495 for Ducati Red and $31,995 for Brushed Aluminum & Matte Black. A full range of accessories will also be available.

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally Specs

Base Price: $31,495 (Ducati Red), $31,995 (Brushed Aluminum & Matte Black)
Website: Ducati.com
Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse 90-degree V-4, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 1,158cc
Bore x Stroke: 83.0 x 53.5mm
Horsepower: 170 hp at 10,750 rpm (factory claim)
Torque: 89 lb-ft at 8,750 rpm (factory claim)
Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/assist wet clutch w/ quickshifter
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 61.9 in.
Rake/Trail: 24.7 degrees/4.2 in.
Seat Height: 34.3/35.0 in.
Wet Weight: 573 lb
Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gals.

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Dave Scott | Ep. 46 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

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Dave Scott on his KTM 500 EXC-F in the Ozark Mountains. Photo by Rick Koch.

Our guest on Episode 46 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Dave Scott, an old friend of host Greg Drevenstedt. This episode was recorded while Rider’s editorial team was in the final week of production for the November 2022 issue – our first-ever adventure-themed issue. Scott was the inspiration for the issue. In the summer of 2020, during a record-breaking hurricane season that drenched the Southeast in rain and when we were still in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Scott took a solo journey on the TransAmerica Trail, a mostly off-road route that extends from coast to coast. He wrote a story about his adventure, and it goes well with other features in the November issue about the Trans Canada Adventure Trail, the Trans Euro Trail, and the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. Scott has a way with words, which is why we wanted to interview him on the podcast as a companion to his story. We had a freewheeling, uncensored conversation for nearly an hour, but we only made it as far as the Mississippi River on Scott’s east-to-west journey.

Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for a follow-up episode where we’ll hear more about riding across America on a dirtbike.

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What’s new on the 2023 MotoGP™ calendar?

After much speculation, we finally know the provisional schedule for the 2023 season. The World Championship is penciled in for 21 rounds, beginning a little bit later than usual in the south of Portugal, ending in late November in the traditional season closer at Valencia, while some new additions see the Championship visit a 30th and 31st country!

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2023 MotoGP™ calendar: countries, circuits & dates

The wait is over and the 2023 provisional calendar can now be announced, with more races and more countries than ever before. Competition begins in Portugal at the stunning Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in March before the Championship heads to Termas de Rio Hondo and Austin, TX, for the Americas GP, kicking the season off in style. From there, it’s back to Jerez as the European leg begins, with the classics coming thick and fast: Le Mans will host the 1000th Grand Prix before the paddock returns to Mugello, the Sachsenring and Assen.

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Zarco heads up an all-Ducati top three after FP2

Two notables in the title race miss the top 10 amid the threat of rain in FP3

Prima Pramac Racing’s Johann Zarco is the pace-setter in an all-Ducati top three after the first two MotoGP™ Free Practice sessions at the OR Thailand Grand Prix. Zarco’s 1:30.281 saw him finish FP2 0.018 seconds ahead of the Bologna manufacturer’s key man in the title race, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), with Jorge Martin third on the other Pramac entry. World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) is in the top 10 as it stands but both Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) are both set to go into Q1 if forecasts of heavy rain on Saturday morning prove accurate.

Number 5 to the fore

Much of the pre-event talk centred on what sort of weather we would see in Buriram and while it rained on and off during Friday, the track was well and truly dry for MotoGP™ FP2. That gave competitors the opportunity to work on their race pace and while Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was top for the session on a 1:31.088 with 10 minutes to go, there still had been no change to the combined top 10. That would change once the time attacks started, but even then, only half the 24-strong field improved on their FP1 pace.

Martin was first to shift the benchmark, clocking a 1:30.471 with a new medium Michelin slick fitted to the front of his Desmosedici and a soft to the rear, moving himself out of the Q1 danger zone. Bagnaia then did likewise, his time a 1:30.299 inside the final two minutes of the session. With the chequered flag out, it was Zarco’s turn as he climbed from eighth to first with that 1:30.281, also with a medium-soft combination but with used rubber on the front.

Beyond the top three, we find the rider who clinched the World Championship on MotoGP™’s previous visit to Buriram and the rider who won the title last year. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) finished the day in fourth position on the 1:30.523 which saw him top FP1, with Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) fifth courtesy of the 1:30.555 which he set in that morning session.

A different type of team orders?

Interestingly, Quartararo was involved in exchanges with two of the satellite Ducati riders, one at either end of the session. Early on, was seen gesticulating at Luca Marini, who seemed to be taking the opportunity to follow the Yamaha rider out from the Mooney VR46 Racing Team box which is located next door – although then there was a role reversal and FQ20 started following LM10. Finally, on the cool down lap, there was some sort of interaction with Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP™). Has Ducati sent some of its riders out to ruffle feathers, or is it just a coincidence?

Back to the timesheet, Japanese GP winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) is sixth-fastest overall. He was frustrated with himself at a mistake while going underneath Tetsuta Nagashima (LCR Honda Idemitsu) in the closing minutes, but his FP1 effort was good enough to provisionally book a spot in Q2. Marini took seventh on combined times, ahead of Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Rins, and Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™).

A. Espargaro unable to lift himself into the top 10

Bastianini is 11th with no advance on his 1:30.790 in FP1 and while Aleix Espargaro did improve, the 1:30.892 which he set in FP2 only lifted him to 13th. Not helping their cause was a late crash for Cal Crutchlow (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team) at Turn 7 which triggered a relatively long yellow flag in Sector 3. Crutchlow walked away in some pain after losing the rear and being flicked from his YZR-M1 in what was his second crash of the session. Also hitting the floor during the afternoon were Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) at Turn 3, Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) also at Turn 3 in a separate incident, and Darryn Binder (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team) at Turn 7 – riders okay.

Now, we wait to see what the weather gods have in store on Saturday morning, with Bastianini and Aleix Espargaro among those hoping for dry weather again. Tune in to FP3 on Saturday from 10:50 (GMT +7)!

MotoGP™ Top 10 on Friday

1. Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) – 1:30.281
2. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 0.018
3. Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) + 0.190
4. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) + 0.242
5. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) + 0.274
6. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 0.307
7. Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) + 0.313
8. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.327
9. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.360
10. Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) + 0.484

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Dixon leads the way at the end of FP2

Aspar rider on top as the World Championship leader crashes on Friday afternoon at Buriram

Inde GASGAS Aspar Team rider Jake Dixon has finished fastest in Friday’s running for the Moto2™ field at the OR Thailand Grand Prix. Certainly not resting on his laurels just days after the announcement of his contract renewal, Dixon set a 1:36.280 which left him 0.173 seconds clear of the field when the music stopped in FP2 at the Chang International Circuit. Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools Speed Up) claimed second and World Championship leader Augusto Fernandez did enough to be third-fastest before his late spill. Title rival and Japanese GP winner Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) finished seventh on the timesheet and, in the event of rain on Saturday morning, he too is safely through to Q2.

Dixon gets it done

It was sunshine and dry weather that greeted the intermediate class for FP2, however, and Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was first to better Fernandez’s FP1 benchmark when he clocked a 1:36.750 just eight minutes into proceedings. Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) dusted himself off from an early crash to up the pace to a 1:36.597, before Lopez bounced back from a frustrating morning session – when his Boscoscuro had a technical problem – to take over top spot with a 1:36.453. Dixon, however, would go quickest of all in the last eight minutes before the chequered flag.

Dixon and Lopez therefore finished first and second, with Fernandez third on the 1:36.564 which he got in before losing the front at Turn 3 in the 38th minute – rider okay. Chantra’s aforementioned lap time left him fourth, ahead of Acosta, Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team), and Ogura on a 1:36.725. Rounding out the top 10 were Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40), Jeremy Alcoba (Liqui Moly Intact GP), and Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools Speed Up).

Who else is in Q2 – and who isn’t – at the moment?

Filip Salac (Gresini Racing Moto2™) is provisionally into Q2 also despite a spill at Turn 3 with five minutes to go. He sits 11th, ahead of Albert Arenas (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team), Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team), and Cameron Beaubier (American Racing). Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40), however, is outside the top 14 after a second crash of the day when he lost the front at Turn 12. The Spaniard is 16th, and another notable who will be hoping the rain stays away on Saturday morning is former Championship leader Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) in 18th on the timesheet. Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) and Keminth Kubo (Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team) also hit the deck during FP2 – riders okay.

The last push for direct Q2 spots in FP3 takes place on Saturday at 09:55 (GMT +7)!

Moto2™ Top 10 on Friday

1. Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) – 1:43.503
2. Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools Speed Up) + 0.191
3. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.827
4. Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) + 0.890
5. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.920
6. Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) + 0.962
7. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) + 1.067
8. Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40) + 1.102
9. Jeremy Alcoba (Liqui Moly Intact GP) + 1.181
10. Fermín Aldeguer (Beta Tools Speed Up) + 1.244

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Sasaki top after a Friday of random weather

The Moto3™ field had to deal with a range of conditions in FP2 alone in Thailand

Rain gave way to some rare sunshine and it was Ayumu Sasaki who capitalised in FP2 for the Moto3™ field at the OR Thailand Grand Prix. The Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max rider set a 1:43.503 at the end of the session to be top at the conclusion of Friday running in the lightweight class at the Chang International Circuit. Second went to fellow Japanese rider Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) on a 1:43.694, with Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) third on a 1:44.330. World Championship leader Izan Guevara was classified seventh, six positions ahead of fellow Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team rider – and nearest rival for the title – Sergio Garcia. With the weather looking dicey, that could be the Championship contenders effectively locked into Q2.

Sasaki gets one up on his compatriot

Moto3™ was the only class which had not enjoyed any dry running on Friday morning at Buriram and that looked like being the case for the day as a whole when showers began just before FP2 got underway and turned into a downpour in the early stages. However, the sun then made a cameo and the lap times began to tumble, halfway through the 40-minute session. Rossi had just gone fastest with a 1:51.513s on wets before that was blown out of the water – if you pardon the ironic metaphor – when Suzuki laid down a 1:46.616 after his switch to slicks. Of course, that was not the end of the story.

Suzuki looked like getting the sweep of the Friday sessions – a wet one and a dry one (eventually) – when he set a 1:43.694 in the last two minutes before the chequered flag. However, it was after that came out that compatriot Sasaki denied him the honour with a lap which put him 0.191 seconds clear of the Leopard Honda rider and 0.827 seconds up on Rossi. Red Bull KTM Ajo teammates Daniel Holgado and Jaume Masia rounded out the top five, while Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Öncü was a highly commendable sixth as he grits his teeth with an injured finger after his highside in Warm Up five days ago at Motegi.

Garcia into Q2 for now

With the possibility of rain on Saturday morning, it was important for Garcia to make the top 14 cut-off for direct passage to Q2 by claiming seventh on a 1:44.570. Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team), Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing), and Scott Ogden (VisionTrack Racing Team) completed the top 10, ahead of Kaito Toba (CIP Green Power), Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers), and the man on the top of the riders’ points table, Garcia. He was 13th-fastest on a 1:44.906, with Xavier Artigas (CFMoto Racing PruestelGP) just 0.004 seconds slower in 14th, and Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI) missing out by only 0.007 seconds. Also outside the top 14 for now is John McPhee (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) in 16th.

What will the weather throw at the Moto3™ riders next? FP3 takes place on Saturday from 09:00 (GMT +7)!

Moto3™ Top 10 on Friday

1. Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) – 1:43.503
2. Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) + 0.191
3. Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) + 0.827
4. Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.890
5. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.920
6. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) + 0.962
7. Izan Guevara (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) + 1.067
8. Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) + 1.102
9. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) + 1.181
10. Scott Ogden (VisionTrack Racing Team) + 1.244

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