Miller Storms To Pole Position In Argentina


Jack Miller has taken pole position for the Argentine Moto3 Grand Prix after getting his tactics spot on in a frenetic qualifying session. Traffic was a feature of the forty minute session but Miller used it to his advantage to set a 1:49.200, fractionally faster than Efren Vazquez.

Vazquez was the leading Honda rider throughout and was a constant thorn in the side of Miller but the Australian always seemed one step ahead of the Spaniard, pulling out a four tenth lead at the half way stage of the session. The difference maker proved to be the tactical approach of the Ajo squad who sent all four of their riders out together for their final run and in the end, the slipstream provided by teammate Karel Hanika enabled Miller to set a time quick enough for pole.

Danny Kent also made full use of the KTM slipstream to snatch second on his Husqvarna but Vazquez found enough clear track to set a 1:49.252, regaining the centre spot on the front row tomorrow. Jakub Kornfeil starts fourth for Team Calvo while the Sky VR46 teammates towed each other up to fifth and sixth, Romano Fenati just getting the better of Francesco Bagnaia.

Niklas Ajo took seventh ahead of Alex Rins who set his quickest lap of the session on his own, without the aid of a tow, while Livio Loi qualified ninth for the highest starting spot of his career so far. John McPhee was unable to follow up on his practice form and qualified down in thirteenth but the Scotsman will feel he could have made it higher up the grid but for traffic, with Isaac Vinales baulking him on his last lap.