2012 Estoril Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: One Man Dominates Qualifying

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Estoril:

Sandro Cortese will start from pole for the Moto3 Portugese Grand Prix on Sunday, after largely dominating qualifying for the smallest class. While Maverick Vinales and Miguel Oliveira got close to Cortese throughout QP, Cortese was always able to respond, ending the session with an advantage of over three tenths over Vinales. The Spaniard will start from 2nd on the grid, with local hero Oliveira completing the grid.

British rider Danny Kent will head up the second row of the grid, ahead of Malaysian-born Zulfahmi Khairuddin. Jerez winner Romano Fenati rounds out the second row of the grid, and will start from 6th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 1'47.145    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1'47.460 0.315 0.315
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA SUTER HONDA 1'47.916 0.771 0.456
4 52 Danny KENT KTM 1'47.950 0.805 0.034
5 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'48.083 0.938 0.133
6 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 1'48.191 1.046 0.108
7 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 1'48.238 1.093 0.047
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ FTR HONDA 1'48.299 1.154 0.061
9 55 Hector FAUBEL KALEX KTM 1'48.349 1.204 0.050
10 10 Alexis MASBOU HONDA 1'48.476 1.331 0.127
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 1'48.478 1.333 0.002
12 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 1'48.696 1.551 0.218
13 26 Adrian MARTIN FTR HONDA 1'48.871 1.726 0.175
14 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 1'48.900 1.755 0.029
15 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 1'48.927 1.782 0.027
16 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1'49.013 1.868 0.086
17 23 Alberto MONCAYO KALEX KTM 1'49.154 2.009 0.141
18 99 Danny WEBB MAHINDRA 1'49.326 2.181 0.172
19 12 Alex MARQUEZ SUTER HONDA 1'49.374 2.229 0.048
20 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 1'49.377 2.232 0.003
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 1'49.397 2.252 0.020
22 42 Alex RINS SUTER HONDA 1'49.447 2.302 0.050
23 77 Marcel SCHROTTER MAHINDRA 1'49.752 2.607 0.305
24 6 Joan OLIVE KTM 1'49.880 2.735 0.128
25 73 Manuel TATASCIORE HONDA 1'50.117 2.972 0.237
26 21 Ivan MORENO FTR HONDA 1'50.176 3.031 0.059
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1'50.220 3.075 0.044
28 53 Jasper IWEMA FGR HONDA 1'51.193 4.048 0.973
29 30 Giulian PEDONE ORAL 1'51.288 4.143 0.095
30 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 1'51.583 4.438 0.295
31 86 Kevin HANUS HONDA 1'52.275 5.130 0.692
32 3 Luigi MORCIANO IODA 1'52.630 5.485 0.355
33 51 Kenta FUJII TSR HONDA 1'52.820 5.675 0.190
34 80 Armando PONTONE IODA 1'53.408 6.263 0.588
  15 Simone GROTZKYJ ORAL      

 

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