British Moto3 pair Danny Kent and John McPhee will both start tomorrow’s race at the Phillip Island MotoGP round from the second row of the grid after today’s qualifying session.
Kent has been at the top of the sheets all weekend and just missed out on the front row by 0.030s while Scotland’s McPhee recovered from a big highside in second practice to find pace when it counted to finish a tenth behind Kent on a 1’36.419.
"I think today was another day that we should be happy about. We were able to get a place at the head of the second row, which is positive. Our pace all weekend has been very strong, both with new tyres and worn ones,” said Kent.
“The feeling about the race is very good. We will try to help Jack [Miller] as much as we can, as he needs the maximum number of points possible for the overall standings. We have enough pace to fight for the front positions, and that is what we will try to do."
Alex Marquez bagged pole ahead of Estrella Galicia Honda team-mate Alex Rins with Juanfran Guevara completing the front row. Miller ended down in eighth and launched a broadside against other riders looking for a tow, saying ‘someone is going to get hurt’ (click here).