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MotoGP Brno: Last-lap dash sees Kornfeil bag home Moto3 pole

Jakub Kornfeil stormed to his maiden Moto3 pole position with time expired after a farcical end to the Moto3 qualifying session in Brno.

With Di Giannantonio sitting on a provisional pole and the majority of the field sitting waiting around in typical Moto3 fashion, Kornfeil, John McPhee, Marcos Ramirez and Phillip Oettl managed to get a new lap started before the chequered flag came out, something over half the field failed to do after sitting waiting around.

With the chance to make one final lap, Kornfeil followed the lightening fast McPhee was half a second up half way around the lap at the bottom of the hill, the Czech rider then moved past the Scot and managed to hold his gap over the line to claim his first ever Moto3 pole position in front of his home crowd.


McPhee’s efforts through the fast half of the lap and then sitting behind Kornfeil for the final few corners helped the Scot secure a spot on the middle of the front row with Ramirez, another one of the riders who managed to get a last second lap in, rounding out the front row.

Oettl went up to fourth with a late lap and moved ahead of long time session leader Fabio Di Giannantonio who was visibly upset he missed the opportunity to take pole position with his qualifying expert team-mate, Jorge Martin, back in Barcelona having undergone surgery on his injured wrist. One of the men hoping to take advantage of Martin’s injury is Aron Canet and he will start in sixth position.

Gabi Rodrigo will start from seventh place and will be joined on the third row by Atiratphuvat and Antonelli. Enea Bastianini will be starting from tenth whilst Martin’s biggest title challenger Marco Bezzecchi will start from fourteenth position.

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