2012 Brno Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Set Early, Late Charge Fails

Results and summary of the qualifying practice for the Moto3 class at Brno:

Maverick Vinales will start from the front of the Moto3 grid for the fifth time this year, qualifying in pole position for Sunday's race at Brno. Vinales grabbed pole with  plenty of time left in the session, his time going unmatched by the pursuing pack. Sandro Cortese fell just short, his final lap just three hundredths off the time set by Vinales, leaving the championship leader to start from 2nd, with Air Asia KTM rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin beside him on the front row in 3rd. 

Niccolo Antonelli heads up the second row, the San Carlo Gresini rider impressive at the Czech circuit, putting his FTR Honda ahead of Luis Salom. The RW Racing GP rider had held provisional pole for a large part of the session, but was bumped down to 5th in the final minutes of qualifying. Salom starts ahead of Hector Faubel, the Mapfre Aspar rider having qualified in 6th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA 2'08.075    
2 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 2'08.108 0.033 0.033
3 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'08.504 0.429 0.396
4 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 2'08.660 0.585 0.156
5 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 2'08.719 0.644 0.059
6 55 Hector FAUBEL KALEX KTM 2'08.880 0.805 0.161
7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 2'09.019 0.944 0.139
8 42 Alex RINS SUTER HONDA 2'09.221 1.146 0.202
9 52 Danny KENT KTM 2'09.307 1.232 0.086
10 94 Jonas FOLGER KALEX KTM 2'09.382 1.307 0.075
11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ FTR HONDA 2'09.434 1.359 0.052
12 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 2'09.498 1.423 0.064
13 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 2'09.532 1.457 0.034
14 23 Alberto MONCAYO FTR HONDA 2'09.635 1.560 0.103
15 26 Adrian MARTIN FTR HONDA 2'09.641 1.566 0.006
16 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 2'09.682 1.607 0.041
17 10 Alexis MASBOU HONDA 2'09.737 1.662 0.055
18 12 Alex MARQUEZ SUTER HONDA 2'09.821 1.746 0.084
19 17 John McPHEE HONDA 2'09.848 1.773 0.027
20 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'09.875 1.800 0.027
21 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA SUTER HONDA 2'10.182 2.107 0.307
22 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 2'10.511 2.436 0.329
23 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 2'10.617 2.542 0.106
24 6 Joan OLIVE KTM 2'10.682 2.607 0.065
25 71 Michael Ruben RINALDI HONDA 2'11.108 3.033 0.426
26 43 Luca GRUENWALD HONDA 2'11.259 3.184 0.151
27 53 Jasper IWEMA FGR HONDA 2'11.289 3.214 0.030
28 3 Luigi MORCIANO IODA 2'11.349 3.274 0.060
29 95 Miroslav POPOV MAHINDRA 2'11.969 3.894 0.620
30 51 Kenta FUJII TSR HONDA 2'11.981 3.906 0.012
31 80 Armando PONTONE IODA 2'13.726 5.651 1.745
32 30 Giulian PEDONE SUTER HONDA 2'14.142 6.067 0.416
Not Classified
* 20 Riccardo MORETTI MAHINDRA      
* 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA      
* 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA      

* Have qualified for the race having achieved a time within 107 % of the fastest rider in a free practice session. 

Round Number: 
12
2012
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