The Honda-KTM duopoly in Moto3 may be coming under threat, with an impressive debut from Italian manufacturer TM. Wild card entry Kevin Zannone, in only his third GP.
The 18-year-old Italian, currently making hay in the national CIV championship, ended up second-fastest, just 0.039 of a second behind the top time set by Tatsuki Suzuki’s Honda.
TM are best known for off-road bikes, but have made strides in developing the four-stroke Moto3 bike since the same rider finished last, a lap down, on its single debut at a wet Misano last year. He had however qualified 18th for that race.
by Michael Scott