2013 Sepang Moto3 QP Result: Slow Burner Provides Unexpected Results

Full report and results below:

Luis Salom has overcome tricky early conditions to claim pole position following the Moto3 qualifying session at Sepang. Riders started proceedings on wet tyres after the down pour that occurred at the end of Moto2 FP3, but the track had completely dried out with twenty five minutes remaining and the real talking points of the session emerged. In stunning fashion the FTR Honda pairing of Alexis Masbou and Niccolo Antonelli proved that Honda's Friday form was no fluke and will join Salom on the front row for tomorrow's race.

Miguel Oliveira heads up row two alongside Alex Marquez and his teammate Alex Rins in fifth and sixth places respectively. Jack Miller, Efren Vazquez and a highly disappointed Maverick Vinales form the makeup of row three. Vinales starts off the front row for only the second time this season and will have his work cut out to keep tabs on championship leader Salom during the race on Sunday. The injured and continually brave Jonas Folger rounded out the top ten and sits at the front of the fourth row alongside Jakub Kornfel and Philipp Oettl.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 39 Luis SALOM KTM 2'13.867    
2 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 2'13.985 0.118 0.118
3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 2'14.006 0.139 0.021
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'14.067 0.200 0.061
5 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 2'14.329 0.462 0.262
6 42 Alex RINS KTM 2'14.342 0.475 0.013
7 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 2'14.436 0.569 0.094
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 2'14.438 0.571 0.002
9 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 2'14.590 0.723 0.152
10 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 2'14.781 0.914 0.191
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 2'15.029 1.162 0.248
12 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'15.082 1.215 0.053
13 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 2'15.236 1.369 0.154
14 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'15.474 1.607 0.238
15 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'15.509 1.642 0.035
16 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'15.515 1.648 0.006
17 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 2'15.571 1.704 0.056
18 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 2'15.574 1.707 0.003
19 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'15.587 1.720 0.013
20 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 2'15.645 1.778 0.058
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda 2'15.949 2.082 0.304
22 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 2'15.993 2.126 0.044
23 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'16.093 2.226 0.100
24 89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda 2'16.130 2.263 0.037
25 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 2'16.142 2.275 0.012
26 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 2'16.464 2.597 0.322
27 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 2'16.492 2.625 0.028
28 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 2'16.765 2.898 0.273
29 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 2'17.154 3.287 0.389
30 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 2'17.256 3.389 0.102
31 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 2'17.516 3.649 0.260
32 80 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'17.757 3.890 0.241
33 79 Aizat MALIK KTM 2'17.814 3.947 0.057
34 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 2'17.915 4.048 0.101
NC 66 Florian ALT Kalex KTM      

 

Round Number: 
15
2013
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