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Kent in a league of his own as he claims Moto3™ pole

 Kent in a league of his own as he claims Moto3™ pole

Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent was a class above everybody else as he finished 0.485s ahead of the rest of the field to claim pole in Austin.

There may have been overcast skies, but a dry track greeted the Moto3™ teams as they headed out onto track for Qualifying Practice in Austin. Kent was once more on a mission as he lowered his own lap record that he set in FP3 this morning.

His lap time of 2’15.344 was the fastest ever Moto3™ lap recorded around the 5.5 km circuit. The British rider seemingly in a league of his own as he was almost half a second faster than the rest of the field, beating Jack Miller's pole time from last year by almost a second.

Winning the battle for 2nd place was the Red Bull KTM Ajo bike of the Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (+0.485s), with the Italian Andrea Locatelli (+0.746s) on the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 Honda completing the front row.

Niccolo Antonelli (+0.757s) on the Ongetta-Rivacold Honda will head the second row ahead of the two Estrella Galicia 0,0 bikes of Jorge Navarro (+0.800s) and Fabio Quartararo (+0.806s).

Isaac Viñales will start from the front of the third row as the leading Husqvarna in 7th, with Enea Bastianini, Francesco Bagnaia and the race winner from Qatar, Alexis Masbou, rounding out the top ten.

Click here for the full Moto3™ QP results, the race is scheduled to start at 11:00 local time on Sunday in Austin.

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Moto3, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, QP, Danny Kent, Miguel Oliveira, Andrea Locatelli

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