Assen MotoGP: Cortese claims Moto3 pole

By MCN -

MotoGP

 29 June 2012 12:53

KTM rider Sandro Cortese will start Saturday's Moto3 race at Assen from pole position ahead of team-mate Danny Kent, who secured his first front row start.

Gresini rider Niccolo Antonelli also claims his first front row start in third place. Championship leader Maverick Vinales struggled at the Dutch track and qualified in sixth place.

Jonas Folger missed the qualifying session as his team was unable to fix a mechanical issue which also kept him out of practice.

1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 206.8 1'43.645 
2 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 206.5 1'43.894 0.249 / 0.249
3 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 206.0 1'43.988 0.343 / 0.094
4 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 204.9 1'44.074 0.429 / 0.086
5 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 205.1 1'44.097 0.452 / 0.023
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 200.7 1'44.178 0.533 / 0.081
7 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 205.8 1'44.273 0.628 / 0.095
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 206.5 1'44.311 0.666 / 0.038
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 202.4 1'44.329 0.684 / 0.018
10 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 204.2 1'44.376 0.731 / 0.047
11 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 202.1 1'44.408 0.763 / 0.032
12 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 206.1 1'44.451 0.806 / 0.043
13 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 205.1 1'44.533 0.888 / 0.082
14 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 203.6 1'44.534 0.889 / 0.001
15 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 205.9 1'44.541 0.896 / 0.007
16 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 205.2 1'44.542 0.897 / 0.001
17 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 203.7 1'44.561 0.916 / 0.019
18 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 207.3 1'44.750 1.105 / 0.189
19 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 205.9 1'44.826 1.181 / 0.076
20 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 201.5 1'45.174 1.529 / 0.348
21 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 205.1 1'45.254 1.609 / 0.080
22 40 Julian MIRALLES SPA MIR Racing Honda 201.3 1'45.280 1.635 / 0.026
23 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 201.9 1'45.391 1.746 / 0.111
24 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 208.7 1'45.420 1.775 / 0.029
25 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 202.8 1'45.596 1.951 / 0.176
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 204.4 1'45.697 2.052 / 0.101
27 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 202.2 1'45.955 2.310 / 0.258
28 22 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED Dutch Racing Team Honda 202.3 1'45.981 2.336 / 0.026
29 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 196.8 1'46.027 2.382 / 0.046
30 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 199.4 1'46.059 2.414 / 0.032
31 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 201.3 1'46.173 2.528 / 0.114
32 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 198.0 1'46.883 3.238 / 0.710
33 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 203.4 1'47.277 3.632 / 0.394
34 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 203.7 1'47.419 3.774 / 0.142