2013 Phillip Island Moto3 QP Result: Glorious Conditions And Traffic Frustration

Full report and results below:

Luis Salom has shown championship winning qualities to take a dominant pole position for the Moto3 race at Phillip Island after qualifying was run in absolutely ideal conditions. It was a crazily busy session which saw several riders frustrated by slower competitors and dense traffic, Salom remained calm, picked his way through the sea of bikes and took pole by nearly four tenths of a second with a brilliant time of 1:36.890. Jonas Folger finished in second place aboard his Kalex KTM while Efren Vazquez rounded out the front row in third place for Mahindra. 

Maverick Vinales couldn't capitalise on his strong weekend showing to date and had to settle for heading up row two alongside championship rival Alex Rins and his cousin Isaac. Ana Carrasco carried on her momentum from Malaysia where she scored her first championship point to take a brilliant seventh place ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Zulfahmi Khairuddin on the third row. Khairuddin crashed with five minutes remaining and didn't take any further part in the session while Miguel Oliveira also crashed on his final push for a quick lap, trying to follow the rapid Salom. 

Jack Miller was one rider that was caught out in the traffic and showed his frustration on several occasions, he was unable to knuckle down and put in a final quick lap. The home town hero had to be content with tenth place, heading up the fourth row. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 39 Luis SALOM KTM 1'36.890    
2 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 1'37.268 0.378 0.378
3 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 1'37.292 0.402 0.024
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 1'37.361 0.471 0.069
5 42 Alex RINS KTM 1'37.382 0.492 0.021
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 1'37.543 0.653 0.161
7 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1'37.544 0.654 0.001
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'37.553 0.663 0.009
9 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'37.685 0.795 0.132
10 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 1'37.747 0.857 0.062
11 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 1'37.774 0.884 0.027
12 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 1'37.847 0.957 0.073
13 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 1'37.875 0.985 0.028
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 1'38.074 1.184 0.199
15 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'38.077 1.187 0.003
16 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1'38.111 1.221 0.034
17 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 1'38.124 1.234 0.013
18 89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda 1'38.164 1.274 0.040
19 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 1'38.182 1.292 0.018
20 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'38.258 1.368 0.076
21 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'38.372 1.482 0.114
22 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 1'38.488 1.598 0.116
23 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 1'38.637 1.747 0.149
24 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 1'38.701 1.811 0.064
25 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 1'38.753 1.863 0.052
26 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 1'38.802 1.912 0.049
27 43 Luca GRUENWALD Kalex KTM 1'38.813 1.923 0.011
28 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 1'38.835 1.945 0.022
29 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 1'38.892 2.002 0.057
30 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 1'39.228 2.338 0.336
31 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 1'39.277 2.387 0.049
32 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 1'39.350 2.460 0.073
33 80 Hafiq AZMI FTR Honda 1'40.945 4.055 1.595
34 75 Lachlan KAVNEY Bullet 1'43.421 6.531 2.476
NQ 47 Callum BARKER Honda 1'45.949  9.059 2.528

 

Round Number: 
16
2013
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