2014 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying ResultsThe 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:
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