2015 Valencia Moto3 QP Results: Exceeding The Track Limits

The last Moto3 qualifying of the year and the title is undecided. Two men are capable of going home with the title, Danny Kent and Miguel Oliviera, although Kent only needs two points. If Kent gets in the top six in this session, he's very likely to find the required points.

Karel Hanika got his crash in early while John McPhee set an early benchmark of 1'39.364. Danny Kent spent a good portion of the session putting in unhindered laps as almost everyone else was pitted in twenty minutes into the session, trying to set a lap without a tow but was in ninth place as he pitted in and the crowd poured out of the pit to trip each other up.

With twenty minutes left, Jorge Navarro used a crowd to giver him the clean air necessary for a 1'39.356, but this was later cancelled for exceeding track limits, along with one each from Oliviera and Kent, returning McPhee to the top. Kent sat in seventeenth place with ten minutes to go as everyone sat in their garages. At the seven minute mark, riders started to leave the pits having sat around for almost four minutes, waiting for someone else to blink.

Miguel Oliviera gave up on following Brad Binder and used Enea Bastainini for a tow, but it only took him to seventh while Kent picked the wrong bunch for a tow. John McPhee crashed out while trying to beat his own pole but his fast time proved unbeatable. He looked winded, but ok.

Danny Kent, caught in traffic, gave up on his last lap and ended the session at the back of the sixth row while his title rival sat at the front of the second row behind McPhee, Roman Fenati and Efron Vazquez. Jorge Navarro in fifth place ahead of Enea Bastainini was the fastest man out there and a likely podium contender tomorrow.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'39.364    
2 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'39.450 0.086 0.086
3 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'39.463 0.099 0.013
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'39.503 0.139 0.040
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'39.525 0.161 0.022
6 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.581 0.217 0.056
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'39.591 0.227 0.010
8 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'39.617 0.253 0.026
9 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.666 0.302 0.049
10 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'39.668 0.304 0.002
11 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 1'39.686 0.322 0.018
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'39.763 0.399 0.077
13 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'39.763 0.399  
14 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.920 0.556 0.157
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'39.952 0.588 0.032
16 8 Nicolò BULEGA KTM 1'39.964 0.600 0.012
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.006 0.642 0.042
18 52 Danny KENT Honda 1'40.013 0.649 0.007
19 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.014 0.650 0.001
20 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'40.063 0.699 0.049
21 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'40.071 0.707 0.008
22 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1'40.324 0.960 0.253
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1'40.359 0.995 0.035
24 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'40.380 1.016 0.021
25 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.496 1.132 0.116
26 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'40.535 1.171 0.039
27 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.552 1.188 0.017
28 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'40.588 1.224 0.036
29 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'40.619 1.255 0.031
30 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1'40.674 1.310 0.055
31 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1'40.795 1.431 0.121
32 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1'41.041 1.677 0.246
33 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'41.063 1.699 0.022
34 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'41.162 1.798 0.099
35 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.517 3.153 1.355

 

Round Number: 
18
2015
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