2015 Austin Moto3 FP3 Result: Kent Ups The Ante In Texas

Danny Kent grabbed FP3's fastest time and set a new Moto3 lap record Saturday morning at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas. Kent's 2'16.195 put him half a second clear of second-fastest rider Miguel Oliveira. An increasingly quick Andrea Locatelli took third, a full second slower than Kent's top spot.

More worriesome to the young Briton's rivals is that he broke the lap record twice. He set the fastest-ever- Moto3 lap with about three minutes remaining in the morning session. Then on his final lap he dropped another tenth from his time. 

After a brief rain before the session, condidtions improved enough for the riders to run slicks. But the forecast indicates rain is likely for qualifying. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 52 Danny KENT Honda 2'16.195  
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'16.736 0.541 / 0.541
3 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda 2'17.206 1.011 / 0.470
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'17.302 1.107 / 0.096
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'17.430 1.235 / 0.128
6 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'17.508 1.313 / 0.078
7 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 2'18.018 1.823 / 0.510
8 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'18.097 1.902 / 0.079
9 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 2'18.109 1.914 / 0.012
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'18.112 1.917 / 0.003
11 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 2'18.131 1.936 / 0.019
12 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'18.141 1.946 / 0.010
13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'18.151 1.956 / 0.010
14 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 2'18.190 1.995 / 0.039
15 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'18.316 2.121 / 0.126
16 32 Isaac VIÑALES Husqvarna 2'18.410 2.215 / 0.094
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'18.459 2.264 / 0.049
18 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'18.685 2.490 / 0.226
19 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 2'18.699 2.504 / 0.014
20 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'18.865 2.670 / 0.166
21 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 2'18.877 2.682 / 0.012
22 31 Niklas AJO KTM 2'18.928 2.733 / 0.051
23 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'19.078 2.883 / 0.150
24 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'19.086 2.891 / 0.008
25 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'19.382 3.187 / 0.296
26 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'19.524 3.329 / 0.142
27 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'19.554 3.359 / 0.030
28 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 2'19.573 3.378 / 0.019
29 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 2'19.694 3.499 / 0.121
30 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 2'19.871 3.676 / 0.177
31 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 2'20.041 3.846 / 0.170
32 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 2'20.164 3.969 / 0.123
33 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 2'20.265 4.070 / 0.101
34 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 2'20.799 4.604 / 0.534

 

Round Number: 
2
2015
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