2016 Argentina Moto3 QP Result: Everybody Wants Some

Brad Binder put on his own 1980s nostalgia show Saturday in Argentina by becoming the first South African to secure a pole position in 34 years. Binder's 1'49.767 is his first-ever pole and left him as the only Moto3 rider to dip into the 1'49s in qualifying. It also put him in company with Mario Rademeyer the last South African who put a two-stroke 250cc GP bike on pole at Kyalami, South Africa in 1984.

Eleven years before Binder was born.

Romano Fentati (2nd) will join him on the front row. Fenati has shown consistent speed in 2016 and led the third free practice here at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Jorge Navarro completed the front row, slightly more than three-tenths of seconds from pole. 

A surprising Khairul Idham Pawi leads the second row, the best-ever race start for the young Malaysian. Joining him on the second row is Nicolo Bulega, seven-hundredths back. Joan Mir took the final slot on the second row with his best time of the weekend by more than a full second. 

Enea Bastanini slipped into the third row, closely followed by Qatar-race winner Niccolo Antonelli and Fabio Quartararo. Livio Loi completed the top 10.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'49.767    
2 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'50.091 0.324 / 0.324
3 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'50.134 0.367 / 0.043
4 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'50.204 0.437 / 0.070
5 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'50.278 0.511 / 0.074
6 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'50.342 0.575 / 0.064
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'50.392 0.625 / 0.050
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'50.400 0.633 / 0.008
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'50.428 0.661 / 0.028
10 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'50.522 0.755 / 0.094
11 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'50.710 0.943 / 0.188
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'50.714 0.947 / 0.004
13 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'50.716 0.949 / 0.002
14 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'50.733 0.966 / 0.017
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'50.753 0.986 / 0.020
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'50.904 1.137 / 0.151
17 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'50.948 1.181 / 0.044
18 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'51.001 1.234 / 0.053
19 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'51.024 1.257 / 0.023
20 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'51.037 1.270 / 0.013
21 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'51.146 1.379 / 0.109
22 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'51.194 1.427 / 0.048
23 10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 1'51.196 1.429 / 0.002
24 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'51.231 1.464 / 0.035
25 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'51.408 1.641 / 0.177
26 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'51.416 1.649 / 0.008
27 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'51.474 1.707 / 0.058
28 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'51.729 1.962 / 0.255
29 98 Karel HANIKA Mahindra 1'52.392 2.625 / 0.663
30 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'52.737 2.970 / 0.345
31 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'53.310 3.543 / 0.573
32 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'53.704 3.937 / 0.394
33 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'54.463 4.696 / 0.759

 

Round Number: 
2
2016
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