2014 Le Mans Moto3 FP1 Results: Vinales Sets The Pace

Once again a Vinales set the fastest time in the Le Mans first free practice. But this year it was Isaac, cousin to last year's Moto3 champion and current Moto2 rider Maverick Vinales. However, Isaac Vinales' time of 1'43.998 Friday morning was nearly two seconds faster than the prior year's fast time in FP1.

Efren Vazquez placed second, a tenth of a second back. And Alex Marquez came in third-fastest, a three-tenths behind the leaders. Alex Rins (4th) and the Jerez race winner winner Romano Fenati (5th) rounded out the top five. Championship leader Jack Miller, fourth with eight minutes to go, dropped a two additional places at the session's end.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'43.998  
2 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'44.122 0.124 / 0.124
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'44.391 0.393 / 0.269
4 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'44.417 0.419 / 0.026
5 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'44.474 0.476 / 0.057
6 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'44.589 0.591 / 0.115
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'44.768 0.770 / 0.179
8 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'45.001 1.003 / 0.233
9 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'45.149 1.151 / 0.148
10 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'45.164 1.166 / 0.015
11 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 1'45.176 1.178 / 0.012
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'45.200 1.202 / 0.024
13 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'45.230 1.232 / 0.030
14 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'45.254 1.256 / 0.024
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'45.284 1.286 / 0.030
16 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'45.436 1.438 / 0.152
17 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'45.528 1.530 / 0.092
18 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'45.582 1.584 / 0.054
19 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'45.678 1.680 / 0.096
20 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'45.700 1.702 / 0.022
21 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'45.792 1.794 / 0.092
22 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'45.972 1.974 / 0.180
23 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'45.996 1.998 / 0.024
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'46.046 2.048 / 0.050
25 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 1'46.100 2.102 / 0.054
26 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'46.424 2.426 / 0.324
27 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 1'46.504 2.506 / 0.080
28 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 1'46.693 2.695 / 0.189
29 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'47.427 3.429 / 0.734
30 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'47.498 3.500 / 0.071
31 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'47.587 3.589 / 0.089
32 34 Michael Ruben RINALDI Mahindra 1'48.002 4.004 / 0.415
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 1'49.259 5.261 / 1.257
  73 Renald CASTILLON Honda    

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
5
2014

Comments

Tight field..

... it's nice to see KTM and Honda riders packed together. Last year Honda was nowhere near KTM. I'm hoping that Fenati wins this one as I see him as the only threat to Miller. Both of them seems to have the edge over the others and are hungry for success. Also I can't forget dominant first Fenati's win 2 year ago on wet at Jerez.

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