2017 Argentina Moto3 Qualifying Result: Talent To The Fore

John McPhee has taken the second pole of his career, getting in a timely fast lap towards the end of the session, just before a few spots of rain made a charge in the final minutes of qualifying an exceptionally tricky business.

The weather had held for much of the session, riders finding a reasonably dry track and pushing hard for a time right from the start. That meant that the lead in the session changed hands with alarming regularity and speed. Things got serious as the final ten minutes approached, rider after rider improving their times, but with 13 minutes to go, it was John McPhee who posted a scorching lap, leaving the rest of the field a couple of tenths behind.

McPhee's timing proved to be immaculate, spots of rain appearing shortly after he crossed the line. The Scotsman looked to have the pole wrapped up tight. But the rain quickly disappeared, the track barely affected, and a host of riders were prepared to take a shot. Best of the lot was Nicolo Bulega, who leaped up into second with his final lap, and just ahead of Jorge Martin. Aron Canet will head up the second row, ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio, while Romano Fenati was sixth quickest. Joan Mir, who has been fastest for most of the weekend, ended the session in sixteenth, and well down on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'49.094
2 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'49.248 0.154 0.154
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1'49.323 0.229 0.075
4 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'49.463 0.369 0.140
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'49.486 0.392 0.023
6 5 Romano Fenati Honda 1'49.493 0.399 0.007
7 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'49.782 0.688 0.289
8 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'49.830 0.736 0.048
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'49.843 0.749 0.013
10 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'49.860 0.766 0.017
11 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'49.901 0.807 0.041
12 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'49.927 0.833 0.026
13 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'49.935 0.841 0.008
14 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.974 0.880 0.039
15 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'49.978 0.884 0.004
16 36 Joan Mir Honda 1'50.025 0.931 0.047
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'50.042 0.948 0.017
18 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1'50.067 0.973 0.025
19 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 1'50.093 0.999 0.026
20 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'50.107 1.013 0.014
21 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'50.126 1.032 0.019
22 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 1'50.163 1.069 0.037
23 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 1'50.250 1.156 0.087
24 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'50.328 1.234 0.078
25 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 1'50.668 1.574 0.340
26 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 1'50.681 1.587 0.013
27 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1'50.727 1.633 0.046
28 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'50.781 1.687 0.054
29 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 1'50.783 1.689 0.002
30 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1'51.180 2.086 0.397
31 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 1'52.615 3.521 1.435
Round Number: 
2
2017
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