2012 Motegi Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Three Man Dice For Pole In Final Minutes

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

Danny Kent has taken his first ever pole position, securing front spot on the grid for tomorrow's Japanese Moto3 Grand Prix at Motegi. Kent was strong throughout the session, but upped the pace in the very last moment to knock Maverick Vinales off the top spot to grab pole. Vinales was forced to settle for 2nd, two tenths off the time of Kent, the Spaniard benefiting from an uprated engine in his FTR Honda. Vinales ended a tenth ahead of Kent's Red Bull KTM teammate and championship leader Sandro Cortese.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny KENT KTM 1'58.371    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1'58.574 0.203 0.203
3 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 1'58.669 0.298 0.095
4 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'58.951 0.580 0.282
5 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 1'59.072 0.701 0.121
6 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 1'59.097 0.726 0.025
7 94 Jonas FOLGER KALEX KTM 1'59.125 0.754 0.028
8 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 1'59.213 0.842 0.088
9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ FTR HONDA 1'59.287 0.916 0.074
10 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 1'59.359 0.988 0.072
11 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA SUTER HONDA 1'59.494 1.123 0.135
12 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 1'59.652 1.281 0.158
13 42 Alex RINS SUTER HONDA 1'59.653 1.282 0.001
14 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1'59.686 1.315 0.033
15 23 Alberto MONCAYO FTR HONDA 1'59.904 1.533 0.218
16 26 Adrian MARTIN FTR HONDA 1'59.945 1.574 0.041
17 12 Alex MARQUEZ SUTER HONDA 1'59.949 1.578 0.004
18 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 1'59.974 1.603 0.025
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 1'59.998 1.627 0.024
20 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 2'00.021 1.650 0.023
21 81 Hyuga WATANABE HONDA 2'00.044 1.673 0.023
22 8 Jack MILLER HONDA 2'00.177 1.806 0.133
23 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'00.386 2.015 0.209
24 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 2'00.460 2.089 0.074
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 2'00.526 2.155 0.066
26 17 John McPHEE HONDA 2'00.755 2.384 0.229
27 82 Yuudai KAMEI HONDA 2'00.940 2.569 0.185
28 30 Giulian PEDONE SUTER HONDA 2'00.987 2.616 0.047
29 51 Kenta FUJII TSR HONDA 2'01.233 2.862 0.246
30 28 Josep RODRIGUEZ FGR HONDA 2'01.256 2.885 0.023
31 29 Luca AMATO KALEX KTM 2'01.500 3.129 0.244
32 99 Danny WEBB MAHINDRA 2'02.362 3.991 0.862
33 80 Armando PONTONE IODA 2'03.819 5.448 1.457
34 20 Riccardo MORETTI MAHINDRA 2'05.450 7.079 1.631

 

Round Number: 
15
2012
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