Qatar Moto3: Fenati provisional pole on VR46 debut

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 20 March 2014 19:08

Romano Fenati has taken the Valentino Rossi Team Sky KTM to the top of the timesheets on day one of the 2014 season at Qatar, finishing 0.022 ahead of Jakub Kornfeil with a late lap only seconds of a second after the Czech set his own fastest lap of the day and right as the flag came down.

Australian Jack Miller, tipped by many as the title favourite, was third, with Niccolò Antonelli fourth and Aleix Masbou the first of the Hondas in fifth.

It was a good day for Scotsman John McPhee, as he finished eighth on his RTG Honda, three places ahead of Red Bull Husqvarna in eleventh, only a second off the provisional pole of Fenati.

1 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 232.5 2'06.168 
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 233.3 2'06.190 0.022 / 0.022
3 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 234.5 2'06.427 0.259 / 0.237
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 232.8 2'06.551 0.383 / 0.124
5 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 234.4 2'06.628 0.460 / 0.077
6 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 233.4 2'06.647 0.479 / 0.019
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 233.8 2'06.823 0.655 / 0.176
8 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 233.5 2'06.941 0.773 / 0.118
9 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 235.9 2'07.086 0.918 / 0.145
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 235.2 2'07.219 1.051 / 0.133
11 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 234.2 2'07.315 1.147 / 0.096
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 227.5 2'07.399 1.231 / 0.084
13 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 234.4 2'07.403 1.235 / 0.004
14 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 235.1 2'07.426 1.258 / 0.023
15 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 229.6 2'07.440 1.272 / 0.014
16 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 230.0 2'07.556 1.388 / 0.116
17 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 229.3 2'07.617 1.449 / 0.061
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 231.3 2'07.749 1.581 / 0.132
19 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 232.4 2'07.861 1.693 / 0.112
20 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 235.7 2'07.962 1.794 / 0.101
21 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 230.4 2'07.965 1.797 / 0.003
22 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3 KTM 232.4 2'08.246 2.078 / 0.281
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 230.0 2'08.248 2.080 / 0.002
24 55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 231.8 2'08.431 2.263 / 0.183
25 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.3 2'08.897 2.729 / 0.466
26 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 230.0 2'09.027 2.859 / 0.130
27 43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 227.8 2'09.039 2.871 / 0.012
28 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 228.1 2'09.440 3.272 / 0.401
29 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 234.0 2'09.453 3.285 / 0.013
30 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 226.0 2'09.472 3.304 / 0.019
31 38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 236.1 2'09.481 3.313 / 0.009
32 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 225.1 2'09.727 3.559 / 0.246
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 227.2 2'12.747 6.579 / 3.020