2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Results | Rins Takes First-Career Pole

2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Results | Rins Takes First-Career Pole
Estrella Galicia 0,0 Alex Rins en route to Qatar Moto3 pole
2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Results | Rins Takes First-Career Pole
Estrella Galicia 0,0 Alex Rins en route to Qatar Moto3 pole

2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Results

The Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar Moto3 qualifying session at Losail International Circuit saw Alex Rins secure pole position for the first race of 2014.

Joining Rins on the front row will be Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate Alex Marquez – brother of MotoGP pole man Marc Marquez – and Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo).

The rider who missed out on the title in the last race of 2013, Rins showed his intentions for this season by posting the fastest ever Moto3 lap of Losail, taking the top spot with a 2:05.973 time at the end of the session.

Battling against the elements in windy conditions Marquez had provisional pole but eventually lost out by 0.152s. Meanwhile, Miller was 0.4s off the pace but looked threatening as he aims to challenge the dominant Spaniards this year.

The second row comprises Calvo Team colleagues Jakub Kornfeil and Isaac Viñales, alongside Englishman Danny Kent in the new Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo structure. That trio all qualified within a second of Rins.

Row three will feature the improving Scotsman John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) and Italians Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN), with Fenati’s teammate Francesco Bagnaia tenth.

There were crashes for Gabriel Ramos (Kiefer Racing), Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) and Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia) without consequence – with Masbou qualifying 14th and the other pair much further down the grid.

Arthur Sissis (Mahindra Racing) recovered from a Friday fever to qualify 29th.

The Moto3 race at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar starts at 19:00 local time, with Moto2 following at 20:20 and the MotoGP contest getting underway at 22 (GMT +3).

2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Results:

142Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda220.92’05.973
212Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda222.12’06.1250.152 / 0.152
38Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM229.32’06.3650.392 / 0.240
484Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM227.02’06.5150.542 / 0.150
532Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM224.42’06.8430.870 / 0.328
652Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna228.72’06.8640.891 / 0.021
717John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda227.92’07.1131.140 / 0.249
85Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM218.82’07.1261.153 / 0.013
923Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM222.12’07.2051.232 / 0.079
1021Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM221.92’07.2581.285 / 0.053
1144Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra226.72’07.2731.300 / 0.015
1257Eric GRANADOBRACalvo TeamKTM220.32’07.3191.346 / 0.046
1358Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM227.82’07.3541.381 / 0.035
1410Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda231.82’07.4551.482 / 0.101
157Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda230.22’07.5591.586 / 0.104
1631Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna224.92’07.5641.591 / 0.005
1741Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra223.32’07.8441.871 / 0.280
189Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM224.32’08.0602.087 / 0.216
1998Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM229.02’08.1092.136 / 0.049
2011Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM221.92’08.1772.204 / 0.068
2133Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team Go&FUN Moto3KTM225.62’08.2552.282 / 0.078
2265Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM219.62’08.4552.482 / 0.200
2363Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda225.92’08.6962.723 / 0.241
2443Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM219.62’08.9803.007 / 0.284
2522Ana CARRASCOSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM221.42’09.0843.111 / 0.104
263Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra225.22’09.1833.210 / 0.099
2751Bryan SCHOUTENNEDCIPMahindra217.72’09.1933.220 / 0.010
2819Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra225.72’09.2263.253 / 0.033
2961Arthur SISSISAUSMahindra RacingMahindra220.32’09.3573.384 / 0.131
3038Hafiq AZMIMALSIC-AJOKTM227.42’09.4833.510 / 0.126
3155Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra225.82’09.5753.602 / 0.092
3295Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra221.32’10.3004.327 / 0.725
334Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM210.92’12.1196.146 / 1.819