2015 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Results: Early Rain Creates Topsy Turvy Grid

Results and summary of the Moto3 qualifying session at Le Mans:

Early rainfall during qualifying at Le Mans shook up the Moto3 grid, rewarding riders who went out early and leaving many of the favorites with empty hands. Fabio Quartararo and his Estrella Galicia teammate Jorge Navarro took the track early, busting out fast laps at the start, gambling that the weather would change. Their gamble paid off, giving pole to Quartararo and leaving Navarro in 2nd. Their eagerness was punished next lap, both men falling at the Dunlop Curve as the spots of rain started to make the track slick. Neither man was injured, though Quartararo was seen shaking his right hand a lot after the crash.

Pecco Bagnaia takes the final place on the front row, following Quartararo early to take 3rd, while the rain meant that Romano Fenati will finally get a good starting slot on the grid, the Sky VR46 rider starting from 5th.

The biggest losers were the men who did not push early. Championship leader Danny Kent will start from 31st on the grid, though his time was outside the 107% cutoff time. But he, along with five other riders, were allowed onto the grid, as they had set times well within the 107% cutoff time during practices.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'44.763    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'44.885 0.122 0.122
3 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'45.457 0.694 0.572
4 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'45.575 0.812 0.118
5 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'45.665 0.902 0.090
6 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'45.671 0.908 0.006
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'45.689 0.926 0.018
8 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.011 1.248 0.322
9 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'46.234 1.471 0.223
10 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'46.846 2.083 0.612
11 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'46.885 2.122 0.039
12 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1'46.974 2.211 0.089
13 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'47.019 2.256 0.045
14 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'47.027 2.264 0.008
15 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'47.037 2.274 0.010
16 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'47.130 2.367 0.093
17 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'47.171 2.408 0.041
18 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'47.220 2.457 0.049
19 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'47.225 2.462 0.005
20 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'47.556 2.793 0.331
21 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'47.623 2.860 0.067
22 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'48.004 3.241 0.381
23 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'48.134 3.371 0.130
24 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'48.380 3.617 0.246
25 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'48.402 3.639 0.022
26 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'48.474 3.711 0.072
27 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'49.631 4.868 1.157
28 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'51.344 6.581 1.713
  7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'52.610 7.847 1.266
  63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'52.778 8.015 0.168
  52 Danny Kent Honda 1'52.819 8.056 0.041
  76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'53.276 8.513 0.457
  65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'54.836 10.073 1.560
  88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 2'06.206 21.443 11.370
Round Number: 
5
2015
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