Jerez Moto3: Alex Rins on pole despite crash

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 04 May 2013 12:40

Alex Rins will start the first Moto3 race of the season from pole position, after an early lap in qualifying allowed him to maintain the top spot despite a crash mid-session.

KTM secured a wholly-Austrian front row, with Maverick Vinales second and Luis Salom, on the factory machine, in third.

South African Brad Binder heads row two on his Suter Honda, while the FTR Hondas of Caretta Racing's Jack Miller and Gresini's Niccolo Antonelli were fifth and sixth respectively.

Danny Webb was the best of the Brits in 12th, with compatriot John McPhee in 17th.

1 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 1'46.660
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 1'47.145 0.485 / 0.485
3 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1'47.327 0.667 / 0.182
4 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 1'47.517 0.857 / 0.190
5 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 1'47.613 0.953 / 0.096
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 1'47.742 1.082 / 0.129
7 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 1'47.793 1.133 / 0.051
8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 1'47.868 1.208 / 0.075
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 1'48.009 1.349 / 0.141
10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 1'48.147 1.487 / 0.138
12 99 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 1'48.359 1.699 / 0.097
17 17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 1'48.559 1.899 / 0.057