Moto3 and Moto2 round up: Le Mans – Antonelli leaves it late, Luthi in charge for poles.

MotoGP arrives in France with the action staying in Europe but moving to a sunny Le Mans. The temperatures saw some great lap times, with Moto3 and Moto3 providing very different sessions.

Moto3 was exciting to the very last second with Niccolo Antonelli charging to a late pole divong under Brad Binder’s time as he took the flag.

Moto2 saw Luthi get the pace of qualifying in the class and put in a strong, record setting lap early which held firm as his rivals chipped away at his fierce time.

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Rins 2016 Qualifying Le Mans Pons Racing
Chasing…Rins at Le Mans.                  Photo:Pons Racing

Moto3, much like their races every week, went to the wire with Niccolo Antonelli leaving it to the last moment to set his 1m 42.756 for Ongetta Rivacold (Honda).

He displaced long time holder of provisional pole, Jerez winner and championship leader Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder.

The front row is completed by another Honda, that of Aron Canet, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rookie won here last season in the Spanish Championship and used his knowledge and fearlessness to push ahead.

He is just ahead of his team-mate Jorge Navarro, with Romano Fenati next in fifth, close to getting pole before being slowed by traffic. He is joined on row two by his Sky Racing VR46 team-mate Nicolo Bulega. Continue reading “Moto3 and Moto2 round up: Le Mans – Antonelli leaves it late, Luthi in charge for poles.”

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Moto3 and Moto2 round-up: Antonelli & Luthi win as Moto2 penalties cause drama

The first grand prix weekend of the year was a fiery one in the junior classes with a seven-way fight being won at the line by Nico Antonelli in Moto3, Moto2 was hot on it’s heels and though Tom Luthi scored an excellent victory the race was marred by a series of controversial ride through penalties. Moto3 The Moto3 Grand Prix of Qatar was lap … Continue reading Moto3 and Moto2 round-up: Antonelli & Luthi win as Moto2 penalties cause drama