MotoGP Qatar: Friday practice times and results - Bikesport News

MotoGP Qatar: Friday practice times and results

Times and results from Friday’s Moto2 and Moto3 practice sessions at the Qatar MotoGP round

Qatar Moto2 combined Friday practice times

1 16 J.ROBERTS USA American Racing KALEX 1’59.259 13 1’58.421 13
2 72 M.BEZZECCHI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’59.353 3 1’58.669 16 0.248 0.248
3 10 L.MARINI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’59.301 6 1’58.759 14 0.338 0.090
4 45 T.NAGASHIMA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’59.473 11 1’58.921 14 0.500 0.162
5 97 X.VIERGE SPA Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 1’59.789 14 1’59.059 17 0.638 0.138
6 37 A.FERNANDEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 1’59.253 11 1’59.074 7 0.653 0.015
7 64 B.BENDSNEYDER NED NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2’00.017 12 1’59.089 12 0.668 0.015
8 33 E.BASTIANINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 1’59.660 14 1’59.114 15 0.693 0.025
9 11 N.BULEGA ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.687 15 1’59.136 13 0.715 0.022
10 88 J.MARTIN SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’59.185 14 1’59.148 13 0.727 0.012
11 12 T.LUTHI SWI Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 1’59.168 8 2’00.262 2 0.747 0.020
12 9 J.NAVARRO SPA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.381 6 1’59.189 6 0.768 0.021
13 23 M.SCHROTTER GER Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 1’59.446 11 1’59.198 15 0.777 0.009
14 44 A.CANET SPA Aspar Team SPEED UP 1’59.215 12 1’59.278 14 0.794 0.017
15 7 L.BALDASSARRI ITA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 2’00.013 3 1’59.237 14 0.816 0.022
16 87 R.GARDNER AUS Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 1’59.277 11 1’59.434 4 0.856 0.040
17 21 F.DI GIANNANTO ITA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.650 4 1’59.284 11 0.863 0.007
18 35 S.CHANTRA THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 2’00.146 13 1’59.290 12 0.869 0.006
19 57 E.PONS SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.750 12 1’59.486 13 1.065 0.196
20 22 S.LOWES GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 2’01.121 12 1’59.561 9 1.140 0.075
21 96 J.DIXON GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 2’00.356 17 1’59.641 14 1.220 0.080
22 42 M.RAMIREZ SPA American Racing KALEX 2’00.187 14 1’59.709 14 1.288 0.068
23 24 S.CORSI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 2’00.176 4 1’59.839 10 1.418 0.130
24 40 H.GARZO SPA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 2’01.126 4 2’00.020 14 1.599 0.181
25 62 S.MANZI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 2’00.126 7 2’00.160 8 1.705 0.106
26 2 J.RAFFIN SWI NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2’00.181 15 2’00.183 9 1.760 0.055
27 55 H.SYAHRIN MAL Aspar Team SPEED UP 2’00.228 11 2’00.396 13 1.807 0.047
28 19 L.DALLA PORTA ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 2’00.843 11 2’00.804 12 2.383 0.576
29 27 A.IZDIHAR INA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 2’01.082 17 2’01.265 13 2.661 0.278
30 99 K.KASMAUDIN MAL Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 2’03.266 14 2’02.886 10 4.465 1.804

Qatar Moto2 free practice two - conditions dry

1 16 Joe ROBERTS USA American Racing KALEX 1’58.421 13 15 293.4
2 72 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’58.669 16 16 0.248 0.248 293.4
3 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’58.759 14 16 0.338 0.090 295.8
4 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’58.921 14 16 0.500 0.162 293.4
5 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 1’59.059 17 17 0.638 0.138 293.4
6 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 1’59.074 7 9 0.653 0.015 294.2
7 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NED NTS RW Racing GP NTS 1’59.089 12 15 0.668 0.015 291.8
8 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 1’59.114 15 15 0.693 0.025 291.8
9 11 Nicolo BULEGA ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.136 13 16 0.715 0.022 294.2
10 88 Jorge MARTIN SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’59.148 13 15 0.727 0.012 296.7
11 9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.189 6 15 0.768 0.041 295.8
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 1’59.198 15 15 0.777 0.009 291.1
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 1’59.237 14 16 0.816 0.039 293.4
14 44 Aron CANET SPA Aspar Team SPEED UP 1’59.278 14 14 0.857 0.041 289.5
15 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO ITA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.284 11 15 0.863 0.006 291.1
16 35 Somkiat CHANTRA THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 1’59.290 12 17 0.869 0.006 291.8
17 87 Remy GARDNER AUS Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 1’59.434 4 11 1.013 0.144 291.1
18 57 Edgar PONS SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.486 13 13 1.065 0.052 288.7
19 22 Sam LOWES GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 1’59.561 9 12 1.140 0.075 288.7
20 96 Jake DIXON GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 1’59.641 14 16 1.220 0.080 291.1
21 42 Marcos RAMIREZ SPA American Racing KALEX 1’59.709 14 15 1.288 0.068 295.0
22 24 Simone CORSI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 1’59.839 10 14 1.418 0.130 290.3
23 40 Hector GARZO SPA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 2’00.020 14 16 1.599 0.181 291.1
24 62 Stefano MANZI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 2’00.160 8 15 1.739 0.140 287.2
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2’00.183 9 15 1.762 0.023 287.2
26 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 2’00.262 2 5 1.841 0.079 292.6
27 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Aspar Team SPEED UP 2’00.396 13 13 1.975 0.134 291.8
28 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 2’00.804 12 16 2.383 0.408 292.6
29 27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR INA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 2’01.265 13 16 2.844 0.461 290.3
30 99 Kasma Daniel KASMAUDI MAL Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 2’02.886 10 12 4.465 1.621 292.6

Qatar Moto2 free practice one - conditions dry

1 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 1’59.168 8 14 292.6
2 88 Jorge MARTIN SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’59.185 14 14 0.017 0.017 292.6
3 44 Aron CANET SPA Aspar Team SPEED UP 1’59.215 12 14 0.047 0.030 289.5
4 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 1’59.253 11 15 0.085 0.038 293.4
5 16 Joe ROBERTS USA American Racing KALEX 1’59.259 13 15 0.091 0.006 291.8
6 87 Remy GARDNER AUS Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 1’59.277 11 15 0.109 0.018 292.6
7 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’59.301 6 16 0.133 0.024 295.0
8 72 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KALEX 1’59.353 3 16 0.185 0.052 295.0
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.381 6 15 0.213 0.028 292.6
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Liqui Moly Intact GP KALEX 1’59.446 11 14 0.278 0.065 291.8
11 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KALEX 1’59.473 11 16 0.305 0.027 295.0
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO ITA Beta Tools Speed Up SPEED UP 1’59.650 4 13 0.482 0.177 288.7
13 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 1’59.660 14 14 0.492 0.010 291.8
14 11 Nicolo BULEGA ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.687 15 15 0.519 0.027 291.8
15 57 Edgar PONS SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX 1’59.750 12 15 0.582 0.063 289.5
16 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 1’59.789 14 14 0.621 0.039 293.4
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 2’00.013 3 13 0.845 0.224 291.1
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NED NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2’00.017 12 14 0.849 0.004 288.7
19 62 Stefano MANZI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 2’00.126 7 11 0.958 0.109 289.5
20 35 Somkiat CHANTRA THA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 2’00.146 13 16 0.978 0.020 288.7
21 24 Simone CORSI ITA MV Agusta Forward Racing MV AGUSTA 2’00.176 4 15 1.008 0.030 291.1
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN SWI NTS RW Racing GP NTS 2’00.181 15 15 1.013 0.005 289.5
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ SPA American Racing KALEX 2’00.187 14 14 1.019 0.006 295.8
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Aspar Team SPEED UP 2’00.228 11 14 1.060 0.041 288.0
25 96 Jake DIXON GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing KALEX 2’00.356 17 17 1.188 0.128 289.5
26 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA ITA Italtrans Racing Team KALEX 2’00.843 11 15 1.675 0.487 291.8
27 27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR INA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 2’01.082 17 17 1.914 0.239 291.8
28 22 Sam LOWES GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS KALEX 2’01.121 12 12 1.953 0.039 286.4
29 40 Hector GARZO SPA Flexbox HP 40 KALEX 2’01.126 4 11 1.958 0.005 288.0
30 99 Kasma Daniel KASMAUDI MAL Onexox TKKR SAG Team KALEX 2’03.266 14 14 4.098 2.140 293.4

Qatar Moto3 combined Friday practice times

1 25 R.FERNANDEZ SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’06.337 12 2’04.577 11
2 40 D.BINDER RSA CIP Green Power KTM 2’06.208 11 2’04.698 11 0.121 0.121
3 11 S.GARCIA SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’05.407 12 2’04.723 13 0.146 0.025
4 79 A.OGURA JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’05.814 14 2’04.922 10 0.345 0.199
5 27 K.TOBA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’06.000 12 2’04.988 7 0.411 0.066
6 14 T.ARBOLINO ITA Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’06.099 12 2’05.227 12 0.650 0.239
7 16 A.MIGNO ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’06.992 12 2’05.287 12 0.710 0.060
8 5 J.MASIA SPA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’06.490 11 2’05.332 9 0.755 0.045
9 55 R.FENATI ITA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’06.309 12 2’05.348 7 0.771 0.016
10 53 D.ÖNCÜ TUR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’06.222 10 2’05.355 12 0.778 0.007
11 17 J.MCPHEE GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’06.219 13 2’05.383 4 0.806 0.028
12 13 C.VIETTI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’07.533 4 2’05.502 11 0.925 0.119
13 92 Y.KUNII JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’06.429 13 2’05.587 13 1.010 0.085
14 99 C.TATAY SPA Reale Avintia Racing KTM 2’06.384 13 2’05.598 13 1.021 0.011
15 24 T.SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’05.606 9 2’05.758 2 1.029 0.008
16 82 S.NEPA ITA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’07.357 9 2’05.612 10 1.035 0.006
17 2 G.RODRIGO ARG Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’07.068 10 2’05.622 9 1.045 0.010
18 75 A.ARENAS SPA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’06.500 9 2’05.668 11 1.091 0.046
19 12 F.SALAC CZE Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’05.964 12 2’05.765 2 1.188 0.097
20 52 J.ALCOBA SPA Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’06.999 10 2’05.779 12 1.202 0.014
21 21 A.LOPEZ SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’05.795 12 2’06.024 12 1.218 0.016
22 7 D.FOGGIA ITA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’06.203 12 2’05.862 12 1.285 0.067
23 54 R.ROSSI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’05.914 12 2’07.374 14 1.337 0.052
24 6 R.YAMANAKA JPN Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’06.319 13 2’06.086 8 1.509 0.172
25 89 K.PAWI MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’07.337 12 2’06.117 11 1.540 0.031
26 71 A.SASAKI JPN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’07.567 12 2’06.270 10 1.693 0.153
27 9 D.PIZZOLI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’06.536 11 2’06.295 12 1.718 0.025
28 73 M.KOFLER AUT CIP Green Power KTM 2’07.908 13 2’06.981 12 2.404 0.686
29 50 J.DUPASQUIER SWI CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’07.163 3 2’07.268 4 2.586 0.182
30 60 D.GEIGER GER CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’09.005 9 2’07.713 8 3.136 0.550
31 20 J.GARCIA SPA SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’09.577 14 2’08.302 4 3.725 0.589

Qatar Moto3 free practice two - conditions dry

1 25 Raul FERNANDEZ SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’04.577 11 12 240.5
2 40 Darryn BINDER RSA CIP Green Power KTM 2’04.698 11 13 0.121 0.121 243.7
3 11 Sergio GARCIA SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’04.723 13 14 0.146 0.025 242.6
4 79 Ai OGURA JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’04.922 10 10 0.345 0.199 242.1
5 27 Kaito TOBA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’04.988 7 12 0.411 0.066 240.0
6 14 Tony ARBOLINO ITA Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’05.227 12 12 0.650 0.239 242.1
7 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’05.287 12 14 0.710 0.060 242.1
8 5 Jaume MASIA SPA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’05.332 9 14 0.755 0.045 245.4
9 55 Romano FENATI ITA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’05.348 7 11 0.771 0.016 241.0
10 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ TUR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’05.355 12 13 0.778 0.007 241.0
11 17 John MCPHEE GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’05.383 4 11 0.806 0.028 241.0
12 13 Celestino VIETTI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’05.502 11 13 0.925 0.119 240.5
13 92 Yuki KUNII JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’05.587 13 14 1.010 0.085 240.5
14 99 Carlos TATAY SPA Reale Avintia Racing KTM 2’05.598 13 15 1.021 0.011 237.8
15 82 Stefano NEPA ITA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’05.612 10 12 1.035 0.014 238.9
16 2 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’05.622 9 15 1.045 0.010 240.0
17 75 Albert ARENAS SPA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’05.668 11 11 1.091 0.046 241.0
18 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’05.758 2 10 1.181 0.090 238.9
19 12 Filip SALAC CZE Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’05.765 2 12 1.188 0.007 241.0
20 52 Jeremy ALCOBA SPA Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’05.779 12 13 1.202 0.014 238.9
21 7 Dennis FOGGIA ITA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’05.862 12 13 1.285 0.083 243.7
22 21 Alonso LOPEZ SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’06.024 12 13 1.447 0.162 240.0
23 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA JPN Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’06.086 8 12 1.509 0.062 240.5
24 89 Khairul Idham PAWI MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’06.117 11 11 1.540 0.031 240.5
25 71 Ayumu SASAKI JPN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’06.270 10 11 1.693 0.153 243.2
26 9 Davide PIZZOLI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’06.295 12 13 1.718 0.025 241.0
27 73 Maximilian KOFLER AUT CIP Green Power KTM 2’06.981 12 12 2.404 0.686 240.0
28 50 Jason DUPASQUIER SWI CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’07.268 4 12 2.691 0.287 240.5
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’07.374 14 14 2.797 0.106 235.8
30 60 Dirk GEIGER GER CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’07.713 8 12 3.136 0.339 236.8
31 20 Jose Julian GARCIA SPA SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’08.302 4 11 3.725 0.589 235.8

Qatar Moto3 free practice one - conditions dry

1 11 Sergio GARCIA SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’05.407 12 13 240.0
2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’05.606 9 10 0.199 0.199 238.9
3 21 Alonso LOPEZ SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’05.795 12 13 0.388 0.189 237.3
4 79 Ai OGURA JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’05.814 14 14 0.407 0.019 240.5
5 54 Riccardo ROSSI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’05.914 12 13 0.507 0.100 235.8
6 12 Filip SALAC CZE Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’05.964 12 12 0.557 0.050 237.8
7 27 Kaito TOBA JPN Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’06.000 12 12 0.593 0.036 241.6
8 14 Tony ARBOLINO ITA Rivacold Snipers Team HONDA 2’06.099 12 12 0.692 0.099 240.5
9 7 Dennis FOGGIA ITA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’06.203 12 12 0.796 0.104 241.0
10 40 Darryn BINDER RSA CIP Green Power KTM 2’06.208 11 11 0.801 0.005 238.9
11 17 John MCPHEE GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’06.219 13 13 0.812 0.011 235.8
12 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ TUR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’06.222 10 11 0.815 0.003 240.0
13 55 Romano FENATI ITA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team HUSQVARNA 2’06.309 12 13 0.902 0.087 236.8
14 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA JPN Estrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 2’06.319 13 13 0.912 0.010 240.5
15 25 Raul FERNANDEZ SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2’06.337 12 13 0.930 0.018 238.4
16 99 Carlos TATAY SPA Reale Avintia Racing KTM 2’06.384 13 13 0.977 0.047 235.8
17 92 Yuki KUNII JPN Honda Team Asia HONDA 2’06.429 13 15 1.022 0.045 238.4
18 5 Jaume MASIA SPA Leopard Racing HONDA 2’06.490 11 11 1.083 0.061 244.3
19 75 Albert ARENAS SPA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’06.500 9 9 1.093 0.010 240.0
20 9 Davide PIZZOLI ITA BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy KTM 2’06.536 11 12 1.129 0.036 238.9
21 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’06.992 12 13 1.585 0.456 237.3
22 52 Jeremy ALCOBA SPA Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’06.999 10 13 1.592 0.007 233.2
23 2 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 HONDA 2’07.068 10 12 1.661 0.069 234.7
24 50 Jason DUPASQUIER SWI CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’07.163 3 13 1.756 0.095 236.3
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing HONDA 2’07.337 12 13 1.930 0.174 240.0
26 82 Stefano NEPA ITA Aspar Team Gaviota KTM 2’07.357 9 12 1.950 0.020 236.8
27 13 Celestino VIETTI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 2’07.533 4 14 2.126 0.176 240.0
28 71 Ayumu SASAKI JPN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2’07.567 12 12 2.160 0.034 236.3
29 73 Maximilian KOFLER AUT CIP Green Power KTM 2’07.908 13 13 2.501 0.341 234.2
30 60 Dirk GEIGER GER CarXpert PruestelGP KTM 2’09.005 9 12 3.598 1.097 232.2
31 20 Jose Julian GARCIA SPA SIC58 Squadra Corse HONDA 2’09.577 14 15 4.170 0.572 233.7

Share this story: