Catalunya Moto3: Late lap gives Salom pole

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 15 June 2013 15:19

Luis Salom took pole today in the Moto3 class in Barcelona with a late fast lap that saw him knock Alex Rins back to second on the Iberian-dominated grid.

Portuguese rider Miguel Olivera put his Mahindra on third, spoiling the Spanish party at the Catalunya circuit, with Alex Marquez in fourth.

Championship leader Maverick Vinales had a difficult session, highsiding over the handlebars with eight minutes gone, but managing to make it back on track to take fifth place.

The British riders ahd another struggling qualifying session, with John McPhee in 20th and Danny Webb one place back in 21st.


1 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1'50.782
2 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 1'51.108 0.326 / 0.326
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 1'51.540 0.758 / 0.432
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 1'51.668 0.886 / 0.128
5 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 1'51.802 1.020 / 0.134
6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 1'51.952 1.170 / 0.150
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 1'51.966 1.184 / 0.014
8 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 1'52.060 1.278 / 0.094
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 1'52.105 1.323 / 0.045
10 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 1'52.299 1.517 / 0.194
20 17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 1'52.743 1.961 / 0.027
21 99 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 1'52.777 1.995 / 0.034