Moto3: Canny Canet takes late pole position

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A canny Aron Canet has taken a late pole position for tomorrow’s Moto3 race at the German Grand Prix, stealing the top spot from championship leader Joan Mir after he was convinced that a late rain shower had secured him the top spot for tomorrow’s race.

Mir led into the final quarter of the session, and with rain falling at the fifteen-minute mark the Leopard Honda rider thought that he had it in the bag. But, with the combination of newly resurfaced track and a stiff breeze, it was Canet who was able to get a fast lap in as the flag came out.

They’ll be joined on the front row by Team Sky KTM rider Nicolo Bulega, ahead of a second row of Marcos Ramirez, Tony Arbolino and Romano Fenati and a third row of Philipp Oettl, Bo Bendsneyder and Enea Bastianini.

British Talent Team Honda rider John McPhee will line up tenth on the grid, but while fellow Brit and Red Bull KTM wildcard Danny Kent finished the session in 16th, he’ll start the race in 28th after suffering a penalty yesterday for touring on the racing line during free practice.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer