Le Mans MotoGP: Vinales takes first pole of 2012

Published: 19 May 2012

Spaniard Maverick Vinales has taken his first pole position of 2012 during a wet qualifying session at the Le Mans circuit today.

Efren Vasquez qualified second, just under one second behind Vinales, with Miguel Oliveira in third.

Current championship leader Sandro Cortese was just one rider who fell early in the session, along with Brit Danny Webb. According to the rules Danny Webb has failed to qualify.

Cortese was eventually able to return to the pits along with his bike and managed to set the sixth fastest time.

Factory KTM rider Danny Kent will start from 17th.

1 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 201.6 1'55.865 
2 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK T-Shirt Laglisse FTR Honda  1'56.847 0.982 / 0.982
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 197.9 1'57.114 1.249 / 0.267
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 196.7 1'57.392 1.527 / 0.278
5 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 197.9 1'57.673 1.808 / 0.281
6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 198.5 1'57.801 1.936 / 0.128
7 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 196.5 1'57.846 1.981 / 0.045
8 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 198.8 1'57.899 2.034 / 0.053
9 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 197.6 1'58.000 2.135 / 0.101
10 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 203.0 1'58.133 2.268 / 0.133
11 94 Jonas FOLGER GER IodaRacing Project Ioda 188.5 1'58.304 2.439 / 0.171
12 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK T-Shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 192.2 1'58.315 2.450 / 0.011
13 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 202.7 1'58.563 2.698 / 0.248
14 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 200.1 1'58.570 2.705 / 0.007
15 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 196.6 1'58.576 2.711 / 0.006
16 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 200.7 1'58.590 2.725 / 0.014
17 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 198.5 1'58.673 2.808 / 0.083
18 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 198.6 1'58.679 2.814 / 0.006
19 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 194.3 1'58.932 3.067 / 0.253
20 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 192.0 1'58.938 3.073 / 0.006
21 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 200.6 1'58.978 3.113 / 0.040
22 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 192.1 1'59.233 3.368 / 0.255
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 199.3 1'59.251 3.386 / 0.018
24 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 195.7 1'59.335 3.470 / 0.084
25 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 193.0 1'59.539 3.674 / 0.204
26 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 199.9 1'59.888 4.023 / 0.349
27 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 195.7 2'00.129 4.264 / 0.241
28 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 196.8 2'00.903 5.038 / 0.774
29 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 197.7 2'02.379 6.514 / 1.476
30 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 195.4 2'03.240 7.375 / 0.861
31 86 Kevin HANUS GER Thomas Sabo GP Team Honda 192.9 2'03.626 7.761 / 0.386
 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 185.6 2'04.144 8.279 / 0.518
 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 192.8 2'05.206 9.341 / 1.062
 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 177.9 2'05.565 9.700 / 0.359

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