2014 COTA Moto3 FP1 Result: Rins Fast First

Alex Rins set the pace in the early at the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, Texas Friday with a 2'17.964. Efren Vazquez ended FP1 second fastest, just four-hundredths shy of the leader with Jack Miller another four-tenths back.

Miller, winner of the previous race in Qatar, led much of the session. But Rins upped the pace late, setting his fastest lap at the end of the Friday's first practice under a clear sky sky with light winds. Rins' time is faster than his FP1 in the circuit's inaugural race in 2013. But it remains a full second off Rins' COTA pole-sitting time from last year.

Isaac Vinales, fast the whole session, grabbed fourth. Alex Marquez -- Rins' teammate and little brother to MotoGP's Marc -- crashed unhurt late in the session on a fast lap. Still, he managed fifth at six-tenths off the leader's pace.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'17.964  
2 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'18.007 0.043 / 0.043
3 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'18.424 0.460 / 0.417
4 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'18.489 0.525 / 0.065
5 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'18.572 0.608 / 0.083
6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'18.750 0.786 / 0.178
7 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'18.794 0.830 / 0.044
8 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'19.138 1.174 / 0.344
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'19.442 1.478 / 0.304
10 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'19.515 1.551 / 0.073
11 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'19.867 1.903 / 0.352
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'19.963 1.999 / 0.096
13 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'20.103 2.139 / 0.140
14 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'20.316 2.352 / 0.213
15 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'20.373 2.409 / 0.057
16 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'20.462 2.498 / 0.089
17 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'20.599 2.635 / 0.137
18 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'20.658 2.694 / 0.059
19 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'20.887 2.923 / 0.229
20 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'21.018 3.054 / 0.131
21 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'21.091 3.127 / 0.073
22 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 2'21.268 3.304 / 0.177
23 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'21.315 3.351 / 0.047
24 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'21.541 3.577 / 0.226
25 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'21.666 3.702 / 0.125
26 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'21.859 3.895 / 0.193
27 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'22.249 4.285 / 0.390
28 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'22.294 4.330 / 0.045
29 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'22.642 4.678 / 0.348
30 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'22.790 4.826 / 0.148
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'23.845 5.881 / 1.055
32 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'25.513 7.549 / 1.668
33 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'27.181 9.217 / 1.668

 

Round Number: 
2
2014
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