Rins Maintains Momentum With Aragon Pole Position


Alex Rins remains the form rider in Moto3 after the Spaniard claimed his fourth pole position of the season at Motorland Aragon. Rins, winner of the last two races, outpaced Britain’s Danny Kent and surprise frontrunner Juanfran Guevara while his two championship rivals could only secure a place on the second row.

With the long straight in the final sector likely to aid riders with a slipstream, it particularly impressive to see Jack Miller take provisional pole at the fifteen minute mark, setting a 1:58.766 all on his own. The Australian wouldn’t enjoy the empty tarmac for much longer though as a swarm of riders looked to follow the KTM and Miller’s frustrations seemed to boil over in an incident with Jorge Navarro, Jack appearing to brake-test the Marc VDS rider.

Miller’s temper may have originated from the improvement made by Rins, the Estrella Galicia rider wrestling pole away from the championship leader. Like Miller, Alex was setting a blistering pace without the need of a slipstream and Rins’ 1:58.318 ultimately proved good enough for pole position.

Danny Kent timed his late run to perfection to snatch second while Juanfran Guevara, pacesetter by seven tenths of a second this morning, showed that his eye-catching FP3 lap wasn’t a one-off by claiming third, knocking Miller off the front row to fourth. Miller will be able to keep a close eye on his nearest title rival tomorrow with Alex Marquez lining up fifth while Enea Bastianini is sure to get in amongst the action at the front tomorrow from sixth.

Isaac Vinales heads the third row for the Calvo team ahead of British youngster John McPhee while Niccolo Antonelli and Efren Vazquez round out the top ten.