2012 Catalunya Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: One Rider Dominates Qualifying

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Barcelona:

Maverick Vinales has taken his second pole position in a row, after dominating QP at Catalunya. The Spaniard took the lead from Zulfahmi Khairuddin in the second half of qualifying and set a pace no one else could follow, putting him on pole for the second time, after his first pole of the year at Le Mans two weeks ago. Khairuddin ended qualifying in 2nd, a quarter of a second behind Vinales, and just ahead of Louis Rossi, the Frenchman invigorated after his win at Le Mans last week.

Championship contender Sandro Cortese heads up the 2nd row, the German finishing in 4th despite a nasty crash during this morning's free practice, a crash that luckily left him unhurt. Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira sits in 5th, despite a crash at the end of the session, while Luis Salom found a late burst of speed to put the Spaniard into 6th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1'52.160    
2 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'52.428 0.268 0.268
3 96 Louis ROSSI FTR HONDA 1'52.603 0.443 0.175
4 11 Sandro CORTESE KTM 1'52.629 0.469 0.026
5 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA SUTER HONDA 1'52.757 0.597 0.128
6 39 Luis SALOM KALEX KTM 1'52.833 0.673 0.076
7 10 Alexis MASBOU HONDA 1'52.950 0.790 0.117
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ FTR HONDA 1'52.951 0.791 0.001
9 55 Hector FAUBEL KALEX KTM 1'53.033 0.873 0.082
10 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 1'53.131 0.971 0.098
11 12 Alex MARQUEZ SUTER HONDA 1'53.140 0.980 0.009
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL FTR HONDA 1'53.145 0.985 0.005
13 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 1'53.207 1.047 0.062
14 52 Danny KENT KTM 1'53.346 1.186 0.139
15 17 John McPHEE KRP HONDA 1'53.402 1.242 0.056
16 42 Alex RINS SUTER HONDA 1'53.478 1.318 0.076
17 23 Alberto MONCAYO KALEX KTM 1'53.516 1.356 0.038
18 19 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR HONDA 1'53.634 1.474 0.118
19 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1'53.663 1.503 0.029
20 8 Jack MILLER HONDA 1'53.717 1.557 0.054
21 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 1'53.972 1.812 0.255
22 41 Brad BINDER KALEX KTM 1'54.004 1.844 0.032
23 21 Ivan MORENO FTR HONDA 1'54.059 1.899 0.055
24 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'54.112 1.952 0.053
25 53 Jasper IWEMA FGR HONDA 1'54.281 2.121 0.169
26 15 Simone GROTZKYJ SUTER HONDA 1'54.528 2.368 0.247
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1'54.657 2.497 0.129
28 26 Adrian MARTIN FTR HONDA 1'54.697 2.537 0.040
29 94 Jonas FOLGER IODA 1'54.776 2.616 0.079
30 77 Marcel SCHROTTER MAHINDRA 1'54.829 2.669 0.053
31 99 Danny WEBB MAHINDRA 1'55.168 3.008 0.339
32 30 Giulian PEDONE SUTER HONDA 1'55.695 3.535 0.527
33 51 Kenta FUJII TSR HONDA 1'55.805 3.645 0.110
34 3 Luigi MORCIANO IODA 1'56.178 4.018 0.373

 

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