2013 Motegi Moto3 QP Result: Action Underway In Japan

Full report and results below:

After a day and a half of waiting action has finally begun at Motegi as Alex Rins claimed pole position for the Japanese Moto3 Grand Prix. The Spanish championship challenger topped the time sheets after a soaking wet, hour long qualifying session. Rins cleverly took advantage of a brief let-up in the rain in the middle stages and despite a crash late-on, he lead Maverick Vinales in second place by a commanding nine tenths of a second. Rins' team mate Alex Marquez claimed the final spot on the front row with a final lap dash which knocked championship leader Luis Salom back onto the second row in fourth place. 

Jack Miller finished a couple of hundredths further back in fifth position and will be joined by Isaac Vinales on the second row of the grid. Niccolo Antonelli, local wild card rider Hiroki Ono, Jonas Folger and another wild card in Sena Yamada rounded out the top ten, capping a heart warming display for the patient home fans. Yamada did have a crash mid way through the session, the nineteen year old got a little bit too enthusiastic after topping the time sheets in the early running. Ono also suffered a spill with twenty minutes remaining whilst pushing for his spot in the top ten. There was also a tumble for Brad Binder later in the session, thankfully all riders were uninjured.  

At the beginning of the session there was one final delay to proceedings as the session was halted by ten minutes. This was to allow the last of the really heavy cloud and fog to completely disperse. While the conditions were dire, lap times in general were around ten seconds shy from the dry race lap record from last year.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 42 Alex RINS KTM 2'09.387    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 2'10.310 0.923 0.923
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 2'10.313 0.926 0.003
4 39 Luis SALOM KTM 2'10.656 1.269 0.343
5 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 2'10.671 1.284 0.015
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 2'10.881 1.494 0.210
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 2'11.011 1.624 0.130
8 91 Hiroki ONO Honda 2'11.057 1.670 0.046
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 2'11.223 1.836 0.166
10 33 Sena YAMADA Honda 2'11.518 2.131 0.295
11 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 2'11.644 2.257 0.126
12 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 2'11.719 2.332 0.075
13 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'11.793 2.406 0.074
14 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 2'11.954 2.567 0.161
15 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'11.973 2.586 0.019
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 2'12.090 2.703 0.117
17 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'12.236 2.849 0.146
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'12.287 2.900 0.051
19 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'12.335 2.948 0.048
20 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 2'12.375 2.988 0.040
21 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 2'12.382 2.995 0.007
22 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 2'12.468 3.081 0.086
23 43 Luca GRUENWALD Kalex KTM 2'12.545 3.158 0.077
24 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 2'12.577 3.190 0.032
25 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'12.595 3.208 0.018
26 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 2'13.193 3.806 0.598
27 89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda 2'13.899 4.512 0.706
28 80 Hafiq AZMI FTR Honda 2'14.007 4.620 0.108
29 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 2'14.017 4.630 0.010
30 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 2'14.179 4.792 0.162
31 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 2'14.706 5.319 0.527
32 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'16.664 7.277 1.958
33 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 2'17.438 8.051 0.774
34 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 2'18.066 8.679 0.628
NQ 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 2'18.731 9.344 0.665

 

Round Number: 
17
2013
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Comments

Are they going to let her race? She is not that far behind the next guy in front of her.