2012 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Snatched In Dying Seconds

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class:

Sandro Cortese has grabbed pole for the inaugural Moto3 race on Sunday at Qatar, setting the fastest time in the dying seconds of qualifying. The Red Bull KTM rider justed edged Avintia's Maverick Vinales on the FTR Honda, after the Spaniard had in turn deposed the Frenchman Louis Rossi a minute earlier. Behind Rossi - Racing Team Germany's Frenchman, that is - sits RW Racing's Luis Salom, while Niklas Ajo took 5th. Team Italia's Romano Fenati, who had shown such promise in practice, rounds out the second row of the grid in 6th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 2'08.188    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA 2'08.204 0.016 0.016
3 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 2'08.303 0.115 0.099
4 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 2'08.566 0.378 0.263
5 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'08.734 0.546 0.168
6 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 2'08.799 0.611 0.065
7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'08.847 0.659 0.048
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA HONDA 2'08.926 0.738 0.079
9 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 2'09.001 0.813 0.075
10 10 Alexis MASBOU HONDA 2'09.107 0.919 0.106
11 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 2'09.119 0.931 0.012
12 52 Danny KENT KTM 2'09.126 0.938 0.007
13 42 Alex RINS HONDA 2'09.139 0.951 0.013
14 23 Alberto MONCAYO KALEX KTM 2'09.370 1.182 0.231
15 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 2'09.560 1.372 0.190
16 55 Hector FAUBEL KALEX KTM 2'09.869 1.681 0.309
17 53 Jasper IWEMA FGR HONDA 2'09.876 1.688 0.007
18 89 Alan TECHER HONDA 2'09.991 1.803 0.115
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 2'10.142 1.954 0.151
20 27 Niccolo ANTONELLI HONDA 2'10.150 1.962 0.008
21 7 Efren VAZQUEZ HONDA 2'10.577 2.389 0.427
22 21 Ivan MORENO FTR HONDA 2'10.760 2.572 0.183
23 77 Marcel SCHROTTER MAHINDRA 2'11.055 2.867 0.295
24 26 Adrian MARTIN HONDA 2'11.264 3.076 0.209
25 99 Danny WEBB MAHINDRA 2'11.317 3.129 0.053
26 8 Jack MILLER HONDA 2'11.461 3.273 0.144
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 2'11.651 3.463 0.190
28 51 Kenta FUJII HONDA 2'12.845 4.657 1.194
29 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ORAL 2'12.960 4.772 0.115
30 3 Luigi MORCIANO IODA 2'13.024 4.836 0.064
31 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH MZ-RE HONDA 2'13.254 5.066 0.230
32 94 Jonas FOLGER IODA 2'13.695 5.507 0.441

 

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