Indy Moto3 Qualifying Results 2015
For the fourth time of the 2015 Moto3 Championship, Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent claimed the pole. This was after Kent topped Indy Moto3 Qualifying Results 2015, even setting a new Moto3 fastest lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – a feat that was also completed in Moto2 and MotoGP.
But unlike Kent’s other poles, his Indy qualifying wasn’t pure domination. The front row was separated by just 0.108 of a second, and less than 0.9 of a second separated the top 19 riders.
Joining Kent on the front row for Sunday’s Indy Moto3 race is Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira (-0.088) and Drive M7 SIC’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin (-0.108).
The British rider, like many others, started the session in race trim to work on his setup for Sunday, before switching onto some fresh rubber to set a 1’40.703 with 18 minutes to go. Despite a frantic last few seconds that almost saw Oliveira takeover top spot, Kent held on to take pole position from the Portuguese rider in ideal conditions at the “Brickyard.”
Khairuddin pulled off the surprise of the day to secure his first ever Moto3 front row start after benefitting from a Niccolo Antonelli tow to finish in third. Kent’s closest championship rival, Enea Bastianini (-0.172s) on the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 Honda, will start from the front of the second row after setting a time good enough for fourth.
Estrella Galicia 0,0’s rookie Fabio Quartararo (-0.359s) and Brad Binder (+0.389s) on the Red Bull KTM Ajo complete the second row with Kent’s teammate Efren Vazquez starting from the head of the third row. Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold), Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Jorge Martin (Mapfre Team Mahindra) round out the top 10, MotoGP reports.
SAXOPRINT RTG’s Scottish rider John McPhee will have to start from back of the sixth row in 18th, while debutant Lorenzo Dalla Porta on the Husqvarna Factory Laglisse bike will line up on the grid in 30th place. Schedl GP Racing’s Phillip Oettl had been seventh fastest overall heading into Qualifying, but a big crash at turn 7 on just his fifth lap ended his participation in the session, and he will start from the back of the grid in 34th, MotoGP reports.
The 23-lap race begins at 11 a.m. CT Sunday.