Mugello Moto3: Fenati cruises to pole

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Mugello Moto3: Fenati cruises to pole
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Romano Fenati took his second pole of the Moto3 season at Mugello as drama behind saw Andrea Migno finish second and Khairul Idham Pawi complete the front row.

John McPhee, Peugeot MC Saxoprint
Bo Bendsneyder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Jakub Kornfeil, Drive M7 SIC Racing Team
Practice action
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Practice action
Lorenzo Petrarca, 3570 Team Italia
Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0,0
Jakub Kornfeil, Drive M7 SIC Racing Team
Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Jakub Kornfeil, Drive M7 SIC Racing Team
Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0,0

Mahindra's Francesco Bagnaia initially took second place to record his best grid slot, but following a track limit infringement at Turn 9, the Italian lost six places to drop to eighth.

Up ahead, Sky's Fenati, having taken the lead of the timing sheets midway into the session, improved further to keep first place and clinch pole with a time of 1m57.289s.

With Bagnaia's losing his place, Fenati's teammate Migno moved to second while Argentina race winner Pawi took third.

Championship leader Brad Binder was fourth, just ahead of his title rival Jorge Navarro, who completed the top five - Navarro misjudging his final run and arriving at the chequered flag on a warm-up lap.

Enea Bastianini was sixth ahead of Nicolo Bulega, with Bagnaia slotting in eighth after losing his best lap.

The top 10 was completed by Aron Canet and Joan Mir.

Practice pacesetter Niccolo Antonelli suffered a heavy crash at Turn 15, clipping the kerb and falling off his bike, which went straight into the wall at high speed, its suspension snapping virtually in half.

Qualifying results:

PosRiderBikeTime
1 ItalyRomano Fenati  KTM RC 250 GP 1:57.289
2 ItalyAndrea Migno  KTM RC 250 GP 1:57.586
3 MalaysiaKhairul Idham Pawi  Honda NSF250RW 1:57.605
4 South AfricaBrad Binder  KTM RC 250 GP 1:57.661
5 SpainJorge Navarro  Honda NSF250RW 1:57.956
6 ItalyEnea Bastianini  Honda NSF250RW 1:57.994
7 ItalyNicolo Bulega  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.013
8 ItalyFrancesco Bagnaia  Mahindra MGP30 1:58.049
9 SpainAron Canet  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.123
10 SpainJoan Mir  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.151
11 JapanHiroki Ono  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.152
12 ItalyFabio Di Giannantonio  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.228
13 NetherlandsBo Bendsneyder  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.305
14 ItalyLorenzo Dalla Porta  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.343
15 SpainJorge Martin  Mahindra MGP30 1:58.344
16 Czech RepublicJakub Kornfeil  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.375
17 ItalyAndrea Locatelli  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.426
18 FranceFabio Quartararo  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.486
19 Czech RepublicKarel Hanika  Mahindra MGP30 1:58.494
20 JapanTatsuki Suzuki  Mahindra MGP30 1:58.520
21 SpainGabriel Rodrigo  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.577
22 ItalyNiccolo Antonelli  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.606
23 BelgiumLivio Loi  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.676
24 South AfricaDarryn Binder  Mahindra MGP30 1:58.745
25 FranceJules Danilo  Honda NSF250RW 1:58.763
26 SpainJuan Francisco Guevara  KTM RC 250 GP 1:58.767
27 FranceAlexis Masbou  Peugeot MGP30 1:58.931
28 United KingdomJohn McPhee  Peugeot MGP30 1:59.041
29 SpainMaria Herrera  KTM RC 250 GP 1:59.260
30 ItalyStefano Valtulini  Mahindra MGP30 1:59.448
31 MalaysiaAdam Norrodin  Honda NSF250RW 1:59.453
32 ItalyFabio Spiranelli  Mahindra MGP30 2:00.482
33 ItalyLorenzo Petrarca  Mahindra MGP30 2:00.570
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Series Moto3
Event Mugello
Location Mugello Circuit
Author Darshan Chokhani