2015 Brno Moto3 Qualifying Result: Fierce Fight Ends In Close Finish

Results and summary of Moto3 qualifying practice:

Niccolo Antonelli has taken his second ever pole in Moto3, putting in a late charge to lead the way at Brno. The Italian held off a late challenge from Danny Kent, the championship leader coming just two thousandths of a second short of Antonelli's time, but starting from the front row. Jorge Navarro had a very strong qualifying practice, looking fast early on and promising pole, but losing out in the last part of the session. Navarro ended up just ahead of his teammate Fabio Quartararo, who had impressed early along with this teammate.

Kent's front row start is important, as it puts him in the position to benefit from a poor qualifying by his main championship rivals. Enea Bastianini ended up down in 15th on the grid, while Romano Fenati will start from 19th, after losing too much time at the end looking for a tow.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 2'07.667    
2 52 Danny Kent Honda 2'07.669 0.002 0.002
3 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 2'07.700 0.033 0.031
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 2'07.815 0.148 0.115
5 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 2'07.886 0.219 0.071
6 41 Brad Binder KTM 2'08.115 0.448 0.229
7 98 Karel Hanika KTM 2'08.116 0.449 0.001
8 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 2'08.283 0.616 0.167
9 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 2'08.322 0.655 0.039
10 17 John Mcphee Honda 2'08.420 0.753 0.098
11 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2'08.483 0.816 0.063
12 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2'08.495 0.828 0.012
13 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 2'08.517 0.850 0.022
14 32 Isaac Viñales KTM 2'08.555 0.888 0.038
15 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2'08.598 0.931 0.043
16 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 2'08.616 0.949 0.018
17 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 2'08.643 0.976 0.027
18 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 2'08.645 0.978 0.002
19 5 Romano Fenati KTM 2'08.720 1.053 0.075
20 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 2'08.750 1.083 0.030
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 2'08.856 1.189 0.106
22 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 2'08.901 1.234 0.045
23 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Husqvarna 2'08.950 1.283 0.049
24 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2'08.953 1.286 0.003
25 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2'09.061 1.394 0.108
26 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'09.277 1.610 0.216
27 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 2'09.433 1.766 0.156
28 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 2'09.433 1.766  
29 11 Livio Loi Honda 2'09.473 1.806 0.040
30 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 2'09.583 1.916 0.110
31 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 2'09.653 1.986 0.070
32 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 2'09.724 2.057 0.071
33 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 2'10.318 2.651 0.594
34 97 Maximilian Kappler FTR Honda 2'10.426 2.759 0.108
35 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 2'10.695 3.028 0.269
36 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 2'13.210 5.543 2.515

 

Round Number: 
11
2015
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Comments

Last week's hero kindled an interest in Moto 3 in me and I was disappointed that Lovio didn't do well. Watching QP closely I saw him latch onto Kent at the end of QP no doubt too orders. Well, he couldn't keep up with him though he posted his best times then. Perhaps his team should have selected a more reasonable tow that would have least put him further up the order. Maybe Livio is hoping for rain. The brief shot of him in the garage glued to his fan suggests the northerner is feeling the heat.