Mugello MotoGP: Vinales steals Moto3 pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 14 July 2012 12:43

Spaniard Maverick Vinales will start tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position after a final lap which knocked Sandro Cortese off the top spot.

KTM rider Cortese looked set to take pole position, but Vinales managed to beat the German by almost half a second despite catching up to a group of slower riders at the end of his final lap.

Fellow Spaniard Alex Rins completes the front row.

FTR Honda rider Efren Vazquez heads the second row. Brit Danny Kent sits in fifth, ahead of Niccolo Antonelli in sixth. Danny Webb starts from 32nd on the grid.

1 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 229.1 1'57.980 
2 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 230.5 1'58.401 0.421 / 0.421
3 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 228.6 1'58.821 0.841 / 0.420
4 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 230.1 1'58.840 0.860 / 0.019
5 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 231.8 1'59.089 1.109 / 0.249
6 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 229.1 1'59.361 1.381 / 0.272
7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 234.9 1'59.391 1.411 / 0.030
8 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 227.8 1'59.465 1.485 / 0.074
9 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 230.2 1'59.473 1.493 / 0.008
10 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 231.9 1'59.573 1.593 / 0.100
11 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 228.3 1'59.680 1.700 / 0.107
12 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 232.6 1'59.698 1.718 / 0.018
13 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 228.3 1'59.777 1.797 / 0.079
14 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 231.5 1'59.878 1.898 / 0.101
15 74 Kevin CALIA ITA Elle 2 Ciatti Honda 231.2 1'59.955 1.975 / 0.077
16 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 226.3 1'59.966 1.986 / 0.011
17 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 230.8 2'00.463 2.483 / 0.497
18 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 230.6 2'00.774 2.794 / 0.311
19 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 226.7 2'00.784 2.804 / 0.010
20 71 Michael Ruben RINALDI ITA Racing Team Gabrielli Honda 225.8 2'00.894 2.914 / 0.110
21 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 225.7 2'00.925 2.945 / 0.031
22 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 226.7 2'00.958 2.978 / 0.033
23 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 227.5 2'01.167 3.187 / 0.209
24 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 226.7 2'01.183 3.203 / 0.016
25 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 229.1 2'01.213 3.233 / 0.030
26 94 Jonas FOLGER GER IodaRacing Project Ioda 221.8 2'01.217 3.237 / 0.004
27 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 225.4 2'01.308 3.328 / 0.091
28 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 230.5 2'01.310 3.330 / 0.002
29 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 230.4 2'01.317 3.337 / 0.007
30 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 226.6 2'01.319 3.339 / 0.002
31 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 229.1 2'01.362 3.382 / 0.043
32 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 221.5 2'01.463 3.483 / 0.101
33 20 Riccardo MORETTI ITA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 223.6 2'01.780 3.800 / 0.317
34 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 224.6 2'02.446 4.466 / 0.666
35 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 225.8 2'04.773 6.793 / 2.327