Moto3’s qualifying session started damp but began drying out with riders out on both rain and slick tires, and it was an intense fight to the chequered flag, but Emilio Alzamora’s rookie rider and last season’s CEV 125cc champion Alex Rins took his maiden pole position and pipping Sandro Cortese by a mere 0.012s. Taking off on the front row next to Rins and Cortese will be Rins’ Estrella Galicia 0,0 team mate Miguel Oliviera who led the field in the two practice session.

Alexis Masbou qualified 4th with his Caretta Technology’s Honda NSF250R ahead of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup champion Jakub Kornfeil and Jack Miller who was the fastest rider in the session when the track was still wet and kept his rain tires on also in the final minutes, while everyone else was on slicks. Isaac Vinales took the seventh spot ahead of his much better known cousin Maverick who qualified only 9th, but he was able to keep his Qatar rival, Romano Fenati behind him in 10th. Following his crash this morning Alan Techer was unable to take part in the session as he was sent to the local hospital for a further check-up.

Moto3 Jerez Qualifying results

  • 01. Alex Rins — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda Moto3 — 1’57.507
  • 02. Sandro Cortese — Red Bull KTM Ajo — KTM M32 — + 0.012
  • 03. Miguel Oliveira — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda Moto3 — + 0.468
  • 04. Alexis Masbou — Caretta Technology — Honda NSF250R — + 0.794
  • 05. Jakub Kornfeil — Redox Ongetta Centro Seta — FTR Honda M312 — + 0.931
  • 06. Jack Miller — Caretta Technology — Honda NSF250R — + 1.286
  • 07. Isaac Vinales — Ongetta Centro Seta — FTR Honda M312 — + 1.404
  • 08. Arthur Sissis — Red Bull KTM Ajo — KTM M32 — + 1.516
  • 09. Maverick Vinales — Blusens Avintia — FTR Honda M312 — + 1.594
  • 10. Romano Fenati — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — + 1.648
  • 11. Efren Vazquez — JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 1.691
  • 12. Louis Rossi — Racing Team Germany — FTR Honda M312 — + 1.943
  • 13. Alex Marquez — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda Moto3 — + 1.993
  • 14. Adrian Martin — JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 2.222
  • 15. Danny Kent — Red Bull KTM Ajo — KTM M32 — + 2.352
  • 16. Hector Faubel — BANKIA Aspar Team — KALEX KTM — + 2.418
  • 17. Niccolò Antonelli — San Carlo Gresini Moto3 — FTR Honda M312 — + 2.502
  • 18. Josep Rodriguez — Wild Wolf BST — FTR Honda M312 — + 2.805
  • 19. Luis Salom — RW Racing GP — KALEX KTM — + 2.884
  • 20. Alberto Moncayo — BANKIA Aspar Team — KALEX KTM — + 3.646
  • 21. Danny Webb — Mahindra Racing — Mahindra MGP3O — + 3.684
  • 22. Kenta Fuji — Technomag CIP TSR — TSR 3 Honda — + 3.774
  • 23. Ivan Moreno — Andalucia JHK LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 3.812
  • 24. Alessandro Tonucci — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — + 3.857
  • 25. Marcel Schrotter — Mahindra Racing — Mahindra MGP3O — + 3.943
  • 26. Brad Binder — RW Racing GP — KALEX KTM — + 3.970
  • 27. Niklas Ajo — TT Motion Events Racing — KTM M32 — + 4.195
  • 28. Zulfahmi Khairuddin — AirAsia SIC Ajo — KTM M32 — + 4.245
  • 29. Jasper Iwema — MOTO FGR — MOTO FGR 3 Honda — + 4.992
  • 30. Toni Finsterbusch — Cresto Guide MZ Racing — MZ Honda Moto3 — + 5.230
  • 31. Simone Grotzkyj Giorgi — Ambrogio NEXT Racing — Oral M3 — + 5.534
  • 32. Luigi Morciano — Ioda Team Italia — Ioda TR002 — + 5.548
  • 33. Giulian Pedone — Ambrogio NEXT Racing — Oral M3 — + 5.616