2013 Le Mans Moto3 QP Result: Frantic Qualifying As Clouds Loom

Summary of qualifying and results for Moto3:

The morning sun had disappeared and the track temperature dropped considerably as clouds closed in around the Le Mans circuit. However it didn't stop championship leader Maverick Vinales from taking pole position for the French Moto3 race, after setting the fastest ever lap on on a Moto3 bike. He was the first rider to lap under the 1'44 mark and managed to string together an ominous number of laps within the mid 1'43 bracket. His old sparring partner from the Spanish 125cc championship, Miguel Oliveira finished in second place, a fantastic achievement for the Mahindra team while the ever-consistent Jonas Folger rounded out the front row. 

Alex Rins heads up the second row in fourth place and will hope for a strong result tomorrow after his disappointing crash in Jerez. Luis Salom did a fine job to finish the action packed session in fifth after being declared Ok to participate following a really nasty crash in FP3 earlier in the day. Australian Jack Miller rounded out the second row in an impressive sixth place. 

Romano Fenati and Danny Webb were notable crashers, Webb's being a huge high side in the middle of museum corner that he was fortunately able to walk away from.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Previous
1 25 Maverick Viñales KTM 1'43.696    
2 44 Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 1'43.806 0.110 0.110
3 94 Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 1'43.969 0.273 0.163
4 42 Alex Rins KTM 1'44.123 0.427 0.154
5 39 Luis Salom KTM 1'44.178 0.482 0.055
6 8 Jack Miller FTR Honda 1'44.278 0.582 0.100
7 12 Alex Marquez KTM 1'44.320 0.624 0.042
8 32 Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 1'44.548 0.852 0.228
9 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'44.560 0.864 0.012
10 10 Alexis Masbou FTR Honda 1'44.600 0.904 0.040
11 5 Romano Fenati FTR Honda 1'44.611 0.915 0.011
12 41 Brad Binder Suter Honda 1'44.737 1.041 0.126
13 77 Lorenzo Baldassarri FTR Honda 1'44.764 1.068 0.027
14 84 Jakub Kornfeil Kalex KTM 1'44.812 1.116 0.048
15 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'44.836 1.140 0.024
16 19 Alessandro Tonucci Honda 1'44.845 1.149 0.009
17 23 Niccolo Antonelli FTR Honda 1'44.872 1.176 0.027
18 99 Danny Webb Suter Honda 1'44.889 1.193 0.017
19 17 John Mcphee FTR Honda 1'45.370 1.674 0.481
20 61 Arthur Sissis KTM 1'45.381 1.685 0.011
21 11 Livio Loi Kalex KTM 1'45.517 1.821 0.136
22 89 Alan Techer TSR Honda 1'45.574 1.878 0.057
23 9 Toni Finsterbusch Kalex KTM 1'45.574 1.878 0.000
24 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'45.658 1.962 0.084
25 58 Juan Guevara TSR Honda 1'45.719 2.023 0.061
26 95 Jules Danilo Kalex KTM 1'45.741 2.045 0.022
27 57 Eric Granado Kalex KTM 1'45.755 2.059 0.014
28 4 Francesco Bagnaia FTR Honda 1'45.819 2.123 0.064
29 65 Philipp Oettl Kalex KTM 1'45.865 2.169 0.046
30 53 Jasper Iwema Kalex KTM 1'45.911 2.215 0.046
31 3 Matteo Ferrari FTR Honda 1'46.550 2.854 0.639
32 66 Florian Alt Kalex KTM 1'46.562 2.866 0.012
33 29 Hyuga Watanabe Honda 1'46.564 2.868 0.002
34 18 Christophe Arciero Suter Honda 1'47.920 4.224 1.356
Not Classified  
  7 Efren Vazquez Mahindra      

 

Round Number: 
4
2013
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