Moto3

Jack Miller Feeling Strong Heading into Home GP as Luis Salom Claims Pole

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Australia's Jack Miller is confident of a strong showing at the 2013 Australian round of the MotoGp in the highly competitive Moto3 class despite a tough run during today's qualifying session.

Miller who rides for the Caretta Racing Technology team and is currently the highest ranked Honda rider in the Moto3 championship strggled to get a clean run during this afternoons qualifying session, fighting his way through traffic on all of his hot laps.

He ended the session in tenth place and is confident of a strong showing tomorrow, though he knows it is going to be a little tougher starting a little further down the grid than he has at recent events.

‰ÛÏWe have the speed, but we just couldn‰Ûªt put a lap together, Miller explained. "There was always some traffic so I had to pass some people.

"This makes it a little bit more difficult for the race, but the bike‰Ûªs working good, and I feel strong. Tomorrow we just have to make up some positions," he added.

At the end of the day's MotoGp proceedings, Miller was one of a host of GP riders who ventured over to watch the round four of the 2013 Terex Australian Supercross Championship held at Lukey Heights, just behind the GP circuit.
Luis Salom will start from pole position in the Moto3 class at Phillip Island - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Leading the way in the Moto3 catergory at the end of qualifying was Moto3 Championship leader, Luis Salom in a time of 1m36.890s aboard his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, the same machine that Miller will be aboard for the 2014 season.

Mapfre Aspar KTM rider Jonas Folger will start from second position on the grid, followed by Mahindra Racing's Efren Vazques.

Salom's nearest rival in the championship chase, Alix Rins who rider for the Estrella Galicia KTM team will start from 5th position on the grid as he looks to close in his current 14 point deficit.

Maveric Vinales from the Team Calvo Kalvo KTM teamw who currently sits third in the series a further 12 points behind Rins, will start from 4th on the grid.

Australia's second rider on the grid, Arthur Sissis will start from 16th position.
Australian Arthur Sissis was the 16th fastest Moto3 rider on track at the end of the qualifying session
Moto3 Qualifying Results:
1 Luis Salom 1m36.890s ESP KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
2 Jonas Folger 0.378 GER KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
3 Efren Vazquez 0.402 ESP MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
4 Maverick Vinales 0.471 ESP KTM Team Calvo
5 Alex Rins 0.492 ESP KTM Estrella Galicia 0'0
6 Isaac Vi̱ales 0.653 ESP HONDA Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta
7 Ana Carrasco 0.654 ESP KTM Team Calvo
8 Miguel Oliveira 0.663 PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
9 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 0.795 SEPANG KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
10 Jack Miller 0.857 AUS HONDA Caretta Technology - RTG
11 Alexis Masbou 0.884 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
12 Niccolo Antonelli 0.957 ITA HONDA Go & Fun Gresini Moto3
13 Alex Marquez 0.985 ESP KTM Estrella Galicia 0'0
14 Jakub Kornfeil 1.184 CZE KTM Redox RW Racing GP
15 Brad Binder 1.187 ZAF HONDA Ambrogio Racing
16 Arthur Sissis 1.221 AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
17 Romano Fenati 1.234 ITA HONDA San Carlo Team Italia
18 Alan Techer 1.274 FRA HONDA CIP Moto3
19 John McPhee 1.292 SCO HONDA Caretta Technology - RTG
20 Philipp Oettl 1.368 GER KTM Paddock TT Motion Events
21 Niklas Ajo 1.482 FIN KTM Avant Tecno
22 Francesco Bagnaia 1.598 ITA HONDA San Carlo Team Italia
23 Livio Loi 1.747 BEL KTM Marc VDS Racing Team
24 Matteo Ferrari 1.811 ITA HONDA Ongetta-Centro Seta
25 Jasper Iwema 1.863 HOL KTM RW Racing GP
26 Eric Grando 1.912 BRA KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
28 Lorenzo Baldassarri 1.945 ITA HONDA Go & Fun Gresini Moto3
29 Toni Finsterbusch 2.002 GER KTM Kiefer Racing
30 Luca Amato 2.002 GER MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
31 Juanfran Guevara 2.387 ESP HONDA CIP Moto3
32 Hyuga Watanabe 2.460 JPN HONDA La Fonte Tascaracing

Top Image: Jack Miller had to fight his way through traffic on each of his qualifying laps and will start from 10th place on the grid

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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