2016 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Last-Gasp Lap Steals Pole

Niccolo Antonelli has taken the fourth pole position of his career with a late blitz of the field, dislodging championship leader Brad Binder from top spot and pushing him into second. Binder had looked to have a relatively comfortable grip on pole, despite late charges from Romano Fenati and Nicolo Bulega, but Antonelli's assault came too late for the South African to resist.

Aron Canet rounds out the front row, continuing the excellent showing for the Spanish rookie. Canet sits ahead of Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate Jorge Navarro on the second row, with Romano Fenati in sixth. Nicolo Bulega will head up the third row, but the Italian had a heavy fall in the final moments, and came up holding his wrist. Bulega's crash was one of several in the incident-packed session, with Gabriel Rodrigo, Joan Mir, and Jakub Kornfeil among many other fallers.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.756    
2 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.823 0.067 0.067
3 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'42.825 0.069 0.002
4 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'42.842 0.086 0.017
5 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'42.865 0.109 0.023
6 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'42.888 0.132 0.023
7 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'43.084 0.328 0.196
8 20 Fabio Quartararo KTM 1'43.092 0.336 0.008
9 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'43.106 0.350 0.014
10 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'43.198 0.442 0.092
11 84 Jakub Kornfeil Honda 1'43.214 0.458 0.016
12 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'43.224 0.468 0.010
13 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'43.275 0.519 0.051
14 55 Andrea Locatelli KTM 1'43.330 0.574 0.055
15 10 Alexis Masbou Peugeot 1'43.353 0.597 0.023
16 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'43.376 0.620 0.023
17 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'43.448 0.692 0.072
18 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'43.458 0.702 0.010
19 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'43.496 0.740 0.038
20 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'43.643 0.887 0.147
21 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'43.687 0.931 0.044
22 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'43.725 0.969 0.038
23 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'43.732 0.976 0.007
24 36 Joan Mir KTM 1'43.766 1.010 0.034
25 17 John Mcphee Peugeot 1'43.767 1.011 0.001
26 98 Karel Hanika Mahindra 1'43.807 1.051 0.040
27 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'44.056 1.300 0.249
28 43 Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 1'44.214 1.458 0.158
29 99 Enzo Boulom KTM 1'44.314 1.558 0.100
30 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'44.378 1.622 0.064
31 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'45.207 2.451 0.829
32 77 Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 1'45.526 2.770 0.319
33 3 Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 1'45.603 2.847 0.077
  37 Davide Pizzoli KTM      

 

Round Number: 
5
2016
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