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Qatar MotoGP: Sandro Cortese takes first ever Moto3 pole

Published: 07 April 2012

Updated: 24 November 2014

Red Bull KTM rider Sandro Cortese has taken the first ever Moto3 pole position under the floodlit Losail circuit in Qatar today, with a time of 2:08.188.

Cortese pipped Spaniard Maverick Vinales to pole position right at the end of the session, beating the FTR Honda rider's time by 0.016secs. Frenchman Louis Rossi completes the front row in third.

Brit Danny Kent will start tomorrow evening's race at the back of the fourth row in 12th, 0.938secs behind team-mate Cortese. Fellow Brit Danny Webb continued to struggle onboard his Mahindra, setting the 25th fastest time.

1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 222.6 2'08.188 
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 216.2 2'08.204 0.016 / 0.016
3 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 215.3 2'08.303 0.115 / 0.099
4 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 214.6 2'08.566 0.378 / 0.263
5 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 222.2 2'08.734 0.546 / 0.168
6 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 214.0 2'08.799 0.611 / 0.065
7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 221.4 2'08.847 0.659 / 0.048
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 221.5 2'08.926 0.738 / 0.079
9 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 218.4 2'09.001 0.813 / 0.075
10 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 220.3 2'09.107 0.919 / 0.106
11 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 216.0 2'09.119 0.931 / 0.012
12 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 216.6 2'09.126 0.938 / 0.007
13 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 216.0 2'09.139 0.951 / 0.013
14 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 218.3 2'09.370 1.182 / 0.231
15 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 216.5 2'09.560 1.372 / 0.190
16 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 217.2 2'09.869 1.681 / 0.309
17 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 218.0 2'09.876 1.688 / 0.007
18 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 214.0 2'09.991 1.803 / 0.115
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 215.7 2'10.142 1.954 / 0.151
20 27 Niccolo ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 Honda 217.0 2'10.150 1.962 / 0.008
21 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK T-Shirt Laglisse Honda 216.3 2'10.577 2.389 / 0.427
22 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 215.1 2'10.760 2.572 / 0.183
23 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 206.0 2'11.055 2.867 / 0.295
24 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK T-Shirt Laglisse Honda 213.5 2'11.264 3.076 / 0.209
25 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 208.3 2'11.317 3.129 / 0.053
26 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 217.3 2'11.461 3.273 / 0.144
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 210.7 2'11.651 3.463 / 0.190
28 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 217.1 2'12.845 4.657 / 1.194
29 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Oral 205.5 2'12.960 4.772 / 0.115
30 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 201.3 2'13.024 4.836 / 0.064
31 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 211.1 2'13.254 5.066 / 0.230
32 94 Jonas FOLGER GER IodaRacing Project Ioda 199.1 2'13.695 5.507 / 0.441

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