2013 Motegi Moto3 FP Result: Vinales Leads Usual Suspects

Maverick Vinales has topped the first fully dry session during Sunday morning's Moto3 free practice at Motegi, the Spaniards benchmark time was very close to last years race lap record. He lead from the familiar faces of Alex Marquez, Luis Salom and Alex Rins as the typical top four were covered by a little over two tenths of a second. The session was initially delayed by five minutes due to a light fog hovering over the circuit and reduced to thirty five minutes in length as a consequence. The track was still quite damp in patches as riders went out on wet tyres early, but with a clear dry line visible they promptly switched to slicks with around twenty five minutes to go.

Jonas Folger was the 'best of the rest' and finished in fifth place a further couple of tenths behind. He was followed by the FTR Honda trio of Niccolo Antonelli, Isaac Vinales and Romano Fenati while Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Miguel Oliveira aboard his Mahindra completed the top ten. The session was halted temporarily with twelve minutes remaining as red flags were shown due to poor visibility once again, as a thick mist cloud decided to park itself at turn one and sprawl around the circuit. The cloud eventually dispersed and the session continued, however due to the pause in proceedings, the Moto2 FP session to follow will be reduced by five minutes also.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 1'59.701    
2 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 1'59.895 0.194 0.194
3 39 Luis SALOM KTM 1'59.968 0.267 0.073
4 42 Alex RINS KTM 1'59.995 0.294 0.027
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 2'00.150 0.449 0.155
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 2'00.221 0.520 0.071
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 2'00.294 0.593 0.073
8 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 2'00.448 0.747 0.154
9 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'00.465 0.764 0.017
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'00.567 0.866 0.102
11 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'00.620 0.919 0.053
12 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'00.767 1.066 0.147
13 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 2'00.849 1.148 0.082
14 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 2'00.976 1.275 0.127
15 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'00.994 1.293 0.018
16 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 2'01.149 1.448 0.155
17 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 2'01.164 1.463 0.015
18 33 Sena YAMADA Honda 2'01.237 1.536 0.073
19 43 Luca GRUENWALD Kalex KTM 2'01.285 1.584 0.048
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 2'01.330 1.629 0.045
21 91 Hiroki ONO Honda 2'01.408 1.707 0.078
22 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 2'01.439 1.738 0.031
23 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 2'01.582 1.881 0.143
24 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 2'01.637 1.936 0.055
25 89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda 2'01.670 1.969 0.033
26 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 2'01.674 1.973 0.004
27 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'01.844 2.143 0.170
28 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'01.991 2.290 0.147
29 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 2'02.089 2.388 0.098
30 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 2'02.477 2.776 0.388
31 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 2'02.516 2.815 0.039
32 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 2'02.992 3.291 0.476
33 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 2'03.108 3.407 0.116
34 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 2'03.317 3.616 0.209
35 80 Hafiq AZMI FTR Honda 2'03.844 4.143 0.527

 

Round Number: 
17
2013
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