2015 Indianapolis Moto3 QP Result: A Bit Of The Same Along With A Shock At The Top

Championship leader Danny Kent set the new Moto3 single-lap record while grabbing pole position Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kent's 1'40.703 bettered Jack Miller's lap record from one year ago and left him eight-hundredths of a second clear of Miguel Oliveira (2nd). 

But the biggest surprise of the session was Zulfahmi Khairuddin who grabbed a tow from Niccolo Antonelli to jump from 17th to second on the grid on his final lap. (At the session's end he was bumped to third by Oliveira.) This is, by far, Khairuddin's best qualifying postion of the year having only once before made it into the top 20.

Enea Bastianini managed fourth and Moto3 rookie Fabio Quartararo rounded out the top five.

The session marked Kent's fouuth pole of the 2015 season. He has five wins this year to lead the championship by 66 points.  

Results Below:

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 52 Danny KENT Honda 1'40.703  
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'40.791 0.088 / 0.088
3 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'40.811 0.108 / 0.020
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.875 0.172 / 0.064
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 1'41.062 0.359 / 0.187
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'41.092 0.389 / 0.030
7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'41.093 0.390 / 0.001
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'41.129 0.426 / 0.036
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'41.186 0.483 / 0.057
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'41.242 0.539 / 0.056
11 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'41.287 0.584 / 0.045
12 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'41.308 0.605 / 0.021
13 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'41.310 0.607 / 0.002
14 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'41.412 0.709 / 0.102
15 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.415 0.712 / 0.003
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'41.474 0.771 / 0.059
17 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1'41.527 0.824 / 0.053
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.555 0.852 / 0.028
19 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'41.585 0.882 / 0.030
20 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'41.770 1.067 / 0.185
21 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda 1'41.806 1.103 / 0.036
22 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1'41.822 1.119 / 0.016
23 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1'41.847 1.144 / 0.025
24 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'41.909 1.206 / 0.062
25 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'41.942 1.239 / 0.033
26 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.958 1.255 / 0.016
27 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'42.026 1.323 / 0.068
28 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'42.150 1.447 / 0.124
29 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.230 1.527 / 0.080
30 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1'42.318 1.615 / 0.088
31 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'42.517 1.814 / 0.199
32 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'42.533 1.830 / 0.016
33 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'42.702 1.999 / 0.169
34 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'42.726 2.023 / 0.024

 

Round Number: 
10
2015
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