2016 Sachsenring Moto3 Qualifying Result: Of Red Flags And Last Minutes

The Moto3 class qualifying session started off quite dramatically with several harsh incidents into turn four. After an early slide for Jorge Martin before even setting a time, Romano Fenati completed his weekend’s hattrick of crashes, quickly followed by Niccolò Antonelli before the marshals even got a chance to clear the area. Fabio di Giannantonio got caught out soon after too, the session being red-flagged due to an oil spillage reported on track, potentially caused by Danny Webb’s Mahindra as the British rider crashed himself into turn seven.

After twenty minutes of dusting and sweeping for the marshals and frantic work for the Ongetta, Sky and Aspar mechanics, the green flag waved again. With twenty-five minutes left to post a time, Antonelli was one of the riders not to join the track, after being diagnosed with a broken collarbone following his unfortunate crash.

Meanwhile, Andrea Locatelli was close to secure his first pole position before being beaten to the top by a fast Enea Bastianini into the last seconds of the session, the Gresini rider taking his second consecutive pole position. Aron Canet followed up on a great FP3 with an equally fast qualifying session, completing the front row for tomorrow’s race.

Bo Bendsneyder was the surprise of the day, popping into fourth position in the final moments of qualifying, followed by an admirable performance from Jorge Navarro. The second row is completed by Brad Binder, four tenths off the leader.

Lower down the grid and yet another gravel trip later, Romano Fenati will be starting the German race from eighteenth place, the Italian rider ever quite getting a grip on things after his early crash.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'27.129    
2 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'27.448 0.319 0.319
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'27.501 0.372 0.053
4 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'27.522 0.393 0.021
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'27.538 0.409 0.016
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'27.566 0.437 0.028
7 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'27.639 0.510 0.073
8 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'27.739 0.610 0.100
9 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'27.819 0.690 0.080
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'27.875 0.746 0.056
11 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'27.939 0.810 0.064
12 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'27.990 0.861 0.051
13 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'28.017 0.888 0.027
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'28.022 0.893 0.005
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'28.219 1.090 0.197
16 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'28.317 1.188 0.098
17 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'28.323 1.194 0.006
18 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'28.360 1.231 0.037
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'28.390 1.261 0.030
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'28.397 1.268 0.007
21 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'28.402 1.273 0.005
22 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'28.424 1.295 0.022
23 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'28.469 1.340 0.045
24 10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 1'28.492 1.363 0.023
25 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'28.492 1.363  
26 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'28.698 1.569 0.206
27 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'28.780 1.651 0.082
28 97 Maximillian KAPPLER KTM 1'28.955 1.826 0.175
29 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'28.973 1.844 0.018
30 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'29.343 2.214 0.370
31 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'29.412 2.283 0.069
32 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'29.619 2.490 0.207
33 27 Tim GEORGI KTM 1'30.265 3.136 0.646
34 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'30.526 3.397 0.261
  22 Danny WEBB Mahindra      

 

Round Number: 
9
2016
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