2013 Sepang Moto3 FP3 Result: Lap Times Tumble As KTM Restore Order

Championship leader Luis Salom has lead a rampant KTM fight back during Moto3 FP3 in Sepang. Following the strong performance of the Mahindra and Honda riders on Friday, Salom reveled in the morning's cool track conditions, finishing the session almost half a second ahead of Jonas Folger and some six tenths quicker than the fastest ever Moto3 lap set at the Malaysian circuit. Salom's main championship rivals Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins completed an all KTM top four. 

Miguel Oliveira lead for large portions of the early Saturday session but ended up in fifth place aboard his Mahindra. He was followed by KTM rider Alex Marquez and the FTR Honda pairing of Niccolo Antonelli and Jack Miller. Brad Binder, getting ever more comfortable with his Mahindra machine and impressive young German rider Philipp Oettl rounded out the top ten. There were several crashes during the incident packed session which saw spills for Florian Alt, Jasper Iwema, Niklas Ajo and John McPhee. All riders walked away uninjured and OK.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 39 Luis SALOM KTM 2'13.280    
2 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 2'13.775 0.495 0.495
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 2'13.927 0.647 0.152
4 42 Alex RINS KTM 2'13.955 0.675 0.028
5 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'14.109 0.829 0.154
6 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 2'14.223 0.943 0.114
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 2'14.316 1.036 0.093
8 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 2'14.370 1.090 0.054
9 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'14.449 1.169 0.079
10 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'14.569 1.289 0.120
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 2'15.152 1.872 0.583
12 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'15.205 1.925 0.053
13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 2'15.206 1.926 0.001
14 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 2'15.258 1.978 0.052
15 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'15.471 2.191 0.213
16 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda 2'15.628 2.348 0.157
17 80 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'15.659 2.379 0.031
18 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 2'15.715 2.435 0.056
19 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'15.728 2.448 0.013
20 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 2'15.815 2.535 0.087
21 89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda 2'15.919 2.639 0.104
22 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'15.935 2.655 0.016
23 66 Florian ALT Kalex KTM 2'15.996 2.716 0.061
24 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 2'16.153 2.873 0.157
25 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 2'16.270 2.990 0.117
26 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 2'16.285 3.005 0.015
27 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 2'16.325 3.045 0.040
28 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 2'16.445 3.165 0.120
29 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 2'16.482 3.202 0.037
30 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 2'16.543 3.263 0.061
31 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 2'16.979 3.699 0.436
32 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 2'17.616 4.336 0.637
33 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 2'17.919 4.639 0.303
34 79 Aizat MALIK KTM 2'18.158 4.878 0.239
  32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2013

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