2012 Valencia Moto3 | Folger Charges to Pole


2012 Valencia Moto3 Qualifying Results

During the first fully dry session for the Moto3 contingent in qualifying for the Gran Premio Generali de le Comunitat Valencia, Jonas Folger charged to pole position in front of Miguel Oliveira and Luis Salom.

Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 rider Jonas Folger secured his second pole position of the season in a busy qualifying session as the Moto3 riders tried to make the most of the improved weather after free practice was marked by mixed conditions.

For the final race of the season, Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira and RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom will join the German rider on the front row, while the 2012 World Champion, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese, will head the second row followed by Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales and JHK t-shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez.

Cortese’s teammate Danny Kent, San Carlo Gresini Moto3’s Niccolò Antonelli and Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi will form the third row of the grid, whilst Team Italia FMI’s Alessandro Tonucci completes the top 10.

All eyes tomorrow will be on Viñales and Salom, as the pair battle it out for the championship runner-up spot. Salom goes into the race in a stronger points position and a higher grid spot than Viñales, however the Blusens rider won here last year, and could still pose a significant threat.

2012 Valencia Moto3 Qualifying Results:

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.94Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM219.01’41.263
2.44Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda219.51’41.3160.053 / 0.053
3.39Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM222.61’41.4410.178 / 0.125
4.11Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM224.41’41.5060.243 / 0.065
5.25Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda220.21’41.7740.511 / 0.268
6.7Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK t-shirt LaglisseFTR Honda218.01’41.8280.565 / 0.054
7.52Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM223.81’41.9520.689 / 0.124
8.27Niccolò ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda220.71’42.0450.782 / 0.093
9.96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda218.61’42.0780.815 / 0.033
10.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda222.81’42.1940.931 / 0.116
11.5Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda222.31’42.2410.978 / 0.047
12.12Alex MARQUEZSPAAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda219.91’42.3801.117 / 0.139
13.26Adrian MARTINSPAJHK t-shirt LaglisseFTR Honda215.91’42.4611.198 / 0.081
14.84Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda219.11’42.4761.213 / 0.015
15.41Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM223.01’42.4971.234 / 0.021
16.55Hector FAUBELSPAAndalucia JHK t-shirt LaglisseFTR Honda219.91’42.5601.297 / 0.063
17.63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM222.01’42.6981.435 / 0.138
18.42Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda221.71’42.7991.536 / 0.101
19.61Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM226.11’42.8041.541 / 0.005
20.29Luca AMATOGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM220.71’42.9741.711 / 0.170
21.58Juan Francisco GUEVARASPAWild Wolf BSTFTR Honda217.51’43.0031.740 / 0.029
22.31Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingKTM221.91’43.0111.748 / 0.008
23.32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda218.01’43.1751.912 / 0.164
24.89Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda215.61’43.4192.156 / 0.244
25.8Jack MILLERAUSCaretta TechnologyHonda218.71’43.4302.167 / 0.011
26.65Philipp OETTLGERHP Moto KalexKalex KTM219.71’43.6922.429 / 0.262
27.9Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERRacing Team GermanyHonda215.51’43.7222.459 / 0.030
28.30Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda218.51’43.9712.708 / 0.249
29.17John McPHEEGBRCaretta TechnologyKRP Honda218.91’44.4783.215 / 0.507
30.28Josep RODRIGUEZSPAMoto FGRFGR Honda219.91’44.5023.239 / 0.024
31.80Armando PONTONEITAIodaRacing ProjectIoda214.21’44.6933.430 / 0.191
32.3Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda213.01’44.7783.515 / 0.085
33.51Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda219.41’44.8933.630 / 0.115
34.99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra213.01’44.9333.670 / 0.040
35.95Miroslav POPOVCZEMahindra RacingMahindra209.61’45.0823.819 / 0.149

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