2012 Sepang Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Late Charge Rewards Surprise Polesitter

Results and notes of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Sepang:

  • Zulfahmi Khairuddin is the first ever Malaysian to take pole position in Grand Prix racing
  • It is also Kharuddin's maiden pole, taken on his 21st birthday
  • Luis Salom qualified in 5th, but will start from 10th, having been handed a penalty for the last-lap crash at Motegi, forcing him to drop 5 places on the grid. Miguel Oliveira, Efren Vazquez, Brad Binder, Alex Rins and Adrian Martin all move up one place each.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'13.885    
2 94 Jonas FOLGER KALEX KTM 2'14.151 0.266 0.266
3 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 2'14.599 0.714 0.448
4 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 2'14.681 0.796 0.082
5 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 2'14.817 0.932 0.136
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA SUTER HONDA 2'15.316 1.431 0.499
7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ FTR HONDA 2'15.366 1.481 0.050
8 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 2'15.469 1.584 0.103
9 42 Alex RINS SUTER HONDA 2'15.814 1.929 0.345
10 26 Adrian MARTIN FTR HONDA 2'15.858 1.973 0.044
11 52 Danny KENT KTM 2'15.897 2.012 0.039
12 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 2'15.913 2.028 0.016
13 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 2'15.915 2.030 0.002
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 2'16.087 2.202 0.172
15 23 Alberto MONCAYO FTR HONDA 2'16.108 2.223 0.021
16 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'16.142 2.257 0.034
17 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 2'16.229 2.344 0.087
18 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 2'16.394 2.509 0.165
19 8 Jack MILLER HONDA 2'16.404 2.519 0.010
20 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 2'16.633 2.748 0.229
21 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'16.650 2.765 0.017
22 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 2'16.828 2.943 0.178
23 28 Josep RODRIGUEZ FGR HONDA 2'16.877 2.992 0.049
24 12 Alex MARQUEZ SUTER HONDA 2'16.979 3.094 0.102
25 99 Danny WEBB MAHINDRA 2'17.545 3.660 0.566
26 17 John McPHEE HONDA 2'17.558 3.673 0.013
27 30 Giulian PEDONE SUTER HONDA 2'17.732 3.847 0.174
28 51 Kenta FUJII TSR HONDA 2'17.926 4.041 0.194
29 80 Armando PONTONE IODA 2'18.817 4.932 0.891
30 29 Luca AMATO KALEX KTM 2'18.975 5.090 0.158
31 20 Riccardo MORETTI MAHINDRA 2'21.960 8.075 2.985
Not Classified
2 5 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA      

 

Round Number: 
16
2012
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