Alex Rins has qualified his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW, on pole position for the Aragon round of the MotoGP championship.
The Spaniard took over from title-rival Jack Miller (KTM) with 15 minutes to go, after his mechanics had fixed an issue with his clutch. He ended the session 0.116 seconds ahead of Danny Kent (Husqvarna).
"I was very motivated after some good free practice sessions during which we had a good pace." Rins commented. "But of course what matters is the race tomorrow. We know we can do well but it won't be easy because with such a long main straight here I don't think that anyone will be able to escape and open a gap.
"I expect there will be many riders together from the beginning, but we will try to reduce the first group. At this track you can have races like you have at Mugello and Brno."
Australia's Jack Miller finished 4th at the end of the session aboard his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, just over one tenth of a second behind Rins
Moto3 Qualifying Results
1 Alex Rins 1'58.318 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
2 Danny Kent 1'58.434 GBR HUSQVARNA Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo
3 Juanfran Guevara 1'58.470 ESP KALEX KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
4 Jack Miller 1'58.476 AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
5 Alex Marquez 1'58.510 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
6 Enea Bastianini 1'58.647 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
7 Isaac ViÌ±ales 1'58.707 ESP KTM Calvo Team
8 John McPhee 1'58.743 SCO HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
9 Niccolo Antonelli 1'58.770 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
10 Efren Vazquez 1'58.828 ESP HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
11 Jorge Navarro 1'58.969 ESP KALEX KTM Marc VDS Racing Team
12 Jakub Kornfeil 1'58.999 CZE KTM Calvo Team
13 Romano Fenati 1'59.032 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
14 Andrea Migno 1'59.187 ITA MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
15 Brad Binder 1'59.208 ZAF MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
16 Alexis Masbou 1'59.224 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
17 Karel Hanika 1'59.314 BRNO KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
18 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 1'59.374 SEPANG HONDA Ongetta-AirAsia
Top Image: Alex Rins Tops Moto3 Qualifying