2014 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Results | Vazquez on Pole

2014 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Results | Vazquez on Pole

SaxonPrint-RTG’s Efren Vazquez

2014 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Results

Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) outpaced the rest of the field at Le Mans with a new pole record of 1:42.491 for the Moto3 class.

Joining the Spaniard on the front row at Le Mans Moto3 will be current points leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0), respectively.

Vazquez has taken a step up this season in terms of his competitiveness and he achieved his first Grand Prix pole by a 0.025s margin from standings leader Miller, while Rins missed out on top spot by 0.227s as he was hindered on a late fast lap.

Local hero Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) heads the second row and might have done better had he not crashed immediately after setting his best time. He was not seriously hurt in the incident and is joined on row two by Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo) and Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team).

The third row will feature Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0), who led Friday Moto3 practice, John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) and Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia).

The winner of the last two races Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) just sneaked into the top ten at the end and therefore will get away from the head of the fourth row.

In addition to Masbou there were crashes without significant consequences for Luca Grünwald (Kiefer Racing) at Museum Corner and Hafiq Azmi (SIC-Ajo KTM) who walked away from nasty late spill on the final corner.

2014 Le Mans Moto3 Qualifying Results:

1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 219.2 1’42.491
2 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 211.8 1’42.516 0.025 / 0.025
3 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 216.0 1’42.718 0.227 / 0.202
4 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 213.8 1’42.752 0.261 / 0.034
5 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 208.4 1’42.769 0.278 / 0.017
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 214.0 1’42.815 0.324 / 0.046
7 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 215.9 1’42.896 0.405 / 0.081
8 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 214.4 1’42.936 0.445 / 0.040
9 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 216.4 1’42.991 0.500 / 0.055
10 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 216.1 1’43.068 0.577 / 0.077
11 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 211.0 1’43.112 0.621 / 0.044
12 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 213.5 1’43.247 0.756 / 0.135
13 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 209.2 1’43.299 0.808 / 0.052
14 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 212.9 1’43.304 0.813 / 0.005
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 212.8 1’43.314 0.823 / 0.010
16 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 208.4 1’43.391 0.900 / 0.077
17 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 208.8 1’43.487 0.996 / 0.096
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 215.2 1’43.644 1.153 / 0.157
19 38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 217.0 1’43.786 1.295 / 0.142
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 213.6 1’43.831 1.340 / 0.045
21 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 208.8 1’43.946 1.455 / 0.115
22 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 208.8 1’43.983 1.492 / 0.037
23 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 215.7 1’43.988 1.497 / 0.005
24 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 212.5 1’44.194 1.703 / 0.206
25 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 208.4 1’44.237 1.746 / 0.043
26 43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 212.0 1’44.324 1.833 / 0.087
27 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 208.4 1’44.418 1.927 / 0.094
28 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 208.4 1’44.805 2.314 / 0.387
29 34 Michael Ruben RINALDI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 206.0 1’45.067 2.576 / 0.262
30 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 212.1 1’45.067 2.576
31 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 206.3 1’45.094 2.603 / 0.027
32 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 210.4 1’45.464 2.973 / 0.370
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 204.0 1’46.099 3.608 / 0.635
73 Renald CASTILLON FRA Team RMS Honda

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