Texas Moto3: Vasquez goes fastest on day one

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 11 April 2014 20:25

Efren Vazquez has topped the time sheets on the opening day of practice in Texas, taking his Saxoprint RTG Honda to provisional pole position ahead of Jack Miller on the Red Bull KTM Ajo and Isaac Viñales by 0.129 seconds, after finishing the opening practice second to ALex Rins.

Rins finished the day back in fifth, behind Jakub Kornfeil, but with the pair well over half a second off the 2’16.696 lap of Vazquez late in the session.

JOhn McPhee, who spent most of the session inside the top ten, finished out another strong day to finish twelth overall, but fellow Brit Danny Kent struggled, going faster in the second session but still slipping back to nineteenth.

There were crashes for Karel Hanika, Scott Deroue and Matteo Ferrari but all escaped unharmed.

1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ  SPA SaxoPrint-RTG   Honda  2'16.696 
2 8 Jack MILLER  AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo  KTM  2'16.825 0.129 / 0.129
3 32 Isaac VIÑALES  SPA Calvo Team   KTM  2'17.275 0.579 / 0.450
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL  CZE Calvo Team   KTM  2'17.317 0.621 / 0.042
5 42 Alex RINS  SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0  Honda  2'17.454 0.758 / 0.137
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM  2'17.723 1.027 / 0.269
7 12 Alex MARQUEZ  SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0  Honda  2'17.878 1.182 / 0.155
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3  Kalex KTM 2'18.252 1.556 / 0.374
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI  ITA Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3 KTM  2'18.408 1.712 / 0.156
10 57 Eric GRANADO  BRA Calvo Team   KTM  2'18.435 1.739 / 0.027
11 5 Romano FENATI  ITA SKY Racing Team VR46  KTM  2'18.444 1.748 / 0.009
12 17 John MCPHEE  GBR SaxoPrint-RTG   Honda  2'18.504 1.808 / 0.060
13 41 Brad BINDER  RSA Ambrogio Racing   Mahindra 2'18.644 1.948 / 0.140
14 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA  POR Mahindra Racing   Mahindra 2'18.700 2.004 / 0.056
15 31 Niklas AJO  FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 2'18.740 2.044 / 0.040
19 52 Danny KENT  GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo  Husqvarna 2'19.140 2.444 / 0.110