2017 Brno Moto3 Qualifying Result: From Zero To Hero

Saturday afternoon looked more like what we expected on Thursday, 28 degrees and no clouds in sight, at least for the lightweight class. There were a few crashes just as the traffic jam got on its way, Nicolo Bulega taking a second tumble of the day, joined by Gabriel Rodrigo and home rider Jakub Kornfeil.

Romano Fenati stepped it up after an average set of practice sessions and put himself in charge of the timesheets for most of the session.

After a bit of dawdling around, the final charge started with three minutes to go and it looked like visits to the medical centre were a good omen today, Rodrigo going from after crashing in the beginning of qualifying and seeing the doctor straight into pole position in the very last minute of the session. The RBA rider managed to grab his first desired Tissot watch by only posting one lap time in the entire session and became the first Argentine rider to take pole position in the lightweight class.

Fenati will line up on second on the grid and Christmas came early for the RBA squad, with Juanfran Guevara snatching a late front row start in third. That bumped down Joan Mir to the second row of the grid, the championship leader having to share it with Bulega, who did a great recovery job after his early crash, and the KTM of Bo Bendsneyder.

Marcos Ramirez opens row three, followed by Fabio di Giannantonio and Livio Loi. Row four was reserved for Phillip Oettl, Ayumu Sasaki and Nicolo Antonelli, all of them recovering nicely after crashing at some point today.

Less lucky were Andrea Migno in fourteenth, Aron Canet in seventeenth, John McPhee and Enea Bastianini rounding up the top twenty and being left with a big job on Sunday.

Results:          

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'08.571    
2 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'08.721 0.150 0.150
3 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'08.874 0.303 0.153
4 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'08.967 0.396 0.093
5 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'08.971 0.400 0.004
6 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'08.991 0.420 0.020
7 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'09.043 0.472 0.052
8 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'09.142 0.571 0.099
9 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'09.148 0.577 0.006
10 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'09.187 0.616 0.039
11 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'09.348 0.777 0.161
12 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'09.358 0.787 0.010
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'09.359 0.788 0.001
14 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'09.361 0.790 0.002
15 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'09.479 0.908 0.118
16 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'09.543 0.972 0.064
17 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'09.547 0.976 0.004
18 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'09.565 0.994 0.018
19 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'09.583 1.012 0.018
20 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'09.614 1.043 0.031
21 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'09.698 1.127 0.084
22 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'09.730 1.159 0.032
23 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'09.762 1.191 0.032
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'10.168 1.597 0.406
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'10.176 1.605 0.008
26 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'10.198 1.627 0.022
27 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'10.222 1.651 0.024
28 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'10.578 2.007 0.356
29 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'10.803 2.232 0.225
30 77 Tim GEORGI KTM 2'10.841 2.270 0.038
31 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'11.450 2.879 0.609
32 18 Gabriel MARTINEZ-ABREGO KTM 2'12.424 3.853 0.974
Round Number: 
10
2017
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