Martin snares eighth Moto3 pole of 2017

Jorge Martin pic: MotoGP

Jorge Martin has claimed his eighth Moto3 pole position of 2017 as he emerged on top in qualifying for tomorrow’s Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Martin set his best lap midway through the session, his 1:37.030s proving two tenths clear of Gabriel Rodrigo in second.

Championship leader Joan Mir will start third ahead of Juanfran Guevara, with Romano Fenati also on the second row in fifth.

Fenati’s best lap came while trailing Mir around the Phillip Island circuit in the early part of the session, much to Mir’s frustration.

Without Mir’s tow later, Fenati struggled to lap within a second of the 1:37.680s lap he set early on.

The KTM pairing of Rodrigo and Guevara also circulated together, helping the pair qualify towards the front of the grid.

Rain at the Southern Loop in the latter stages of the session saw times slow, confirming Martin’s pole position.

Australian wildcard tom Toparis qualified 31st and last with a time of 1:42.218s on his KTM.

Tomorrow’s 23-lap Moto3 race is scheduled for a 13:00 AEDT start, following a 20-minute warmup session at 10:40 tomorrow morning.

Result: Australian Moto3 Grand Prix Qualifying

Position Rider Team Bike Time
1 Jorge MARTIN Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda 1m37.030s
2 Gabriel RODRIGO RBA BOE Racing Team KTM 1m37.248s
3 Joan MIR Leopard Racing Honda 1m37.411s
4 Juanfran GUEVARA RBA BOE Racing Team KTM 1m37.544s
5 Romano FENATI Marinelli Rivacold Snipers Honda 1m37.680s
6 Jules DANILO Marinelli Rivacold Snipers Honda 1m37.710s
7 Manuel PAGLIANI CIP Mahindra 1m37.713s
8 Aron CANET Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 1m37.743s
9 Enea BASTIANINI Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 1m37.820s
10 Tatsuki SUZUKI SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1m37.906s
11 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda 1m37.949s
12 Marco BEZZECCHI CIP Mahindra 1m37.972s
13 Philipp OETTL S├╝dmetall Schedl GP Racing KTM 1m38.044s
14 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Aspar Mahindra Moto3 Mahindra 1m38.068s
15 Niccol├▓ ANTONELLI Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1m38.089s
16 Marcos RAMIREZ Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM 1m38.170s
17 Ayumu SASAKI SIC Racing Team Honda 1m38.204s
18 Darryn BINDER Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM 1m38.289s
19 Bo BENDSNEYDER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1m38.293s
20 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot 1m38.328s
21 Livio LOI Leopard Racing Honda 1m38.386s
22 Adam NORRODIN SIC Racing Team Honda 1m38.429s
23 Nicolo BULEGA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 1m38.577s
24 Tony ARBOLINO SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1m38.593s
25 John MCPHEE British Talent Team Honda 1m38.614s
26 Andrea MIGNO SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 1m39.225s
27 Maria HERRERA Aspar Mahindra Moto3 Mahindra 1m39.425s
28 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda Team Asia Honda 1m39.895s
29 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot 1m40.709s
30 Kaito TOBA Honda Team Asia Honda 1m40.895s
31 Tom TOPARIS Cube Racing KTM 1m42.218s

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