2013 Valencia Moto3 FP3 Result: Salom Waits, Salom Strikes

In Saturday’s FP3, Luis Salom did what he does best: Stalk the leaders for the better part of a contest and then pounce at the end.  And that is the way in went Valencia, Spain on Saturday with Salom putting a blistering final lap to take the top time with a 1’39.879 -- the fastest Moto3 time of the weekend so far. Maverick Vinales also put in a late, fast lap to set the second-fastest FP3 time, 75 thousandths back. Jack Miller and his FTR Honda spoiled the KTM party with a third-fastest time.

Miller actually hit the top of the timesheet with six minutes remaining in the practice. He was the first rider to dip under the 1’40 mark with a 1’39.963.  But within four minutes, Vinales grabbed the top spot again. And it looked to be the top time until points-leader Salom nipped him with at the very end. Both Luis Salom and Alex Rins were slowed briefly by a technical problems that kept the bikes in the pits for short stretches.  Maverick Vinales, second in the championship, led most of the session. Alex Rins and Jonas Folger rounded out the top five. Three riders -- Salom, Vinales and Rins -- are separated by only five points in the championship so any of them could claim the title on the season's final race Sunday.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 39 Luis SALOM KTM 1'39.879  
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 1'39.954 0.075 / 0.075
3 8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 1'39.963 0.084 / 0.009
4 42 Alex RINS KTM 1'40.222 0.343 / 0.259
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 1'40.251 0.372 / 0.029
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 1'40.480 0.601 / 0.229
7 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 1'40.662 0.783 / 0.182
8 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'40.694 0.815 / 0.032
9 17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 1'40.924 1.045 / 0.230
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'40.927 1.048 / 0.003
11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 1'41.000 1.121 / 0.073
12 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'41.045 1.166 / 0.045
13 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1'41.090 1.211 / 0.045
14 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 1'41.112 1.233 / 0.022
15 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1'41.183 1.304 / 0.071
16 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 1'41.236 1.357 / 0.053
17 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'41.268 1.389 / 0.032
18 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'41.270 1.391 / 0.002
19 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 1'41.296 1.417 / 0.026
20 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 1'41.320 1.441 / 0.024
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 1'41.376 1.497 / 0.056
22 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 1'41.378 1.499 / 0.002
23 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 1'41.391 1.512 / 0.013
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 1'41.399 1.520 / 0.008
25 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 1'41.472 1.593 / 0.073
26 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 1'41.658 1.779 / 0.186
27 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 1'41.943 2.064 / 0.285
28 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda 1'42.148 2.269 / 0.205
29 66 Florian ALT Kalex KTM 1'42.238 2.359 / 0.090
30 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM 1'42.414 2.535 / 0.176
31 80 Hafiq AZMI FTR Honda 1'42.557 2.678 / 0.143
32 21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 1'42.891 3.012 / 0.334
33 49 Jorge NAVARRO MIR Honda 1'42.940 3.061 / 0.049
  89 Alan TECHER TSR Honda    

 

Round Number: 
18
2013
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