Full Recap and Results below.
Alex Marquez has claimed pole position for the Australian Moto3 Grand Prix at Phillip Island; the Championship leader managed to avoid track congestion as large groups of riders postured for position in an attempt to gain a slipstream advantage and post a pole record time of 1:36.050 - some eight tenths quicker than the existing benchmark. His team mate Alex Rins claimed second spot a meager fourteen hundredths of a second behind, he in turn edged out Juanfran Guevara who made it three Spaniards on the front row.
Danny Kent will head up row two and will be joined by fellow Brit John McPhee and morning pace-setter Efren Vazquez. Jasper Iwema continued his impressive weekend form to take seventh position on the grid ahead of home town hero Jack Miller. Miller was left frustrated by other riders trailing behind him, even a run through the pit lane wasn't enough to deter riders desperate for a tow. He let the frustration get the better of him and it cost him a shot at the front row. Alexis Masbou had a couple of excursions off track during the session but managed to recover to round out row three in ninth.
Italian rider Romano Fenati claimed the first spot on the fourth row in tenth ahead of recently permanent Moto3 rider Jorge Navarro and customer Mahindra rider Brad Binder. Binder did well to overcome an issue with a broken quick shifter and claim twelfth. Niklas Ajo had a big crash at turn one at the halfway stage of the session, he was able to walk away gingerly but he was unable to complete any further laps and qualified in 19th. Eric Granado had a nasty high side with ten minutes remaining in the session, he was carried away on a stretcher after previously breaking his finger in the mornings FP3.
|3||58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||1'36.389||0.339||0.325|
|11||99||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||1'36.753||0.703||0.061|
|21||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||1'37.228||1.178||0.025|
|29||9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||1'38.026||1.976||0.009|
|30||65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||1'38.467||2.417||0.441|
|34||4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||1'39.047||2.997||0.054|