2014 COTA Moto3 FP3 Result: Vazquez Tightens His Grip

Efren Vazquez, fastest rider in Friday's final free practice, showed no signs of slowing down Saturday morning during FP3 at Austin's Circuit of the Americas. Vazquez's time of 2'16.524 not only put him at the top of the timesheet, he was the sole rider to dip into the 2'16s during the breezy, cool, morning session.

Alex Marquez put in a fast final lap to grab the second spot, more than half a second behind the leader. Alex Rins took third, just another tenth behind Marquez. Rins third gives Honda the top three times heading into qualifying. Niccolo Antonelli grabbed fourth as the top KTM. Isaac Vinales (5th) and Jakob Kornfeil (6th) rounded out the top six. The top six riders are all within a second of the leader.

Jack Miller -- winner of the last race at Qatar -- led much of the session but with seven minutes left lap times started to fall, pushing him into seventh at slightly more than a second behind.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'16.524  
2 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'17.160 0.636 / 0.636
3 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'17.289 0.765 / 0.129
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'17.501 0.977 / 0.212
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'17.511 0.987 / 0.010
6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'17.522 0.998 / 0.011
7 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'17.569 1.045 / 0.047
8 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'17.835 1.311 / 0.266
9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'17.929 1.405 / 0.094
10 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'18.330 1.806 / 0.401
11 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'18.378 1.854 / 0.048
12 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'18.407 1.883 / 0.029
13 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'18.564 2.040 / 0.157
14 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'18.606 2.082 / 0.042
15 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 2'18.673 2.149 / 0.067
16 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'18.696 2.172 / 0.023
17 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'18.869 2.345 / 0.173
18 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'18.881 2.357 / 0.012
19 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'18.898 2.374 / 0.017
20 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'18.904 2.380 / 0.006
21 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'18.934 2.410 / 0.030
22 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'18.990 2.466 / 0.056
23 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'19.243 2.719 / 0.253
24 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'19.360 2.836 / 0.117
25 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'19.685 3.161 / 0.325
26 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'19.779 3.255 / 0.094
27 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'19.976 3.452 / 0.197
28 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'20.141 3.617 / 0.165
29 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'20.213 3.689 / 0.072
30 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'20.274 3.750 / 0.061
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'21.324 4.800 / 1.050
32 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'22.263 5.739 / 0.939
33 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'22.326 5.802 / 0.063

 

Round Number: 
2
2014
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