Isaac Vinales hoping for big group battle to profit from second row start at Phillip Island
In the Moto3 class, Honda-powered machines again showed strength in practice and qualifying, at a track of fast corners and high rhythm that plays to their strengths. Honda is up against rival factories in the smallest class, where 250cc four-stroke engines operate under strict technical restrictions.
Four Honda riders were in the top 12, with Isaac Vinales (Bimbo Ongetta-Centro-Seta FTR Honda) the best of them, claiming sixth place to start on the second row … the Spanish teenager’s best so far.
Isaac Vinales (Bimbo Ongetta-Centro-Seta): 6th – 1m 37.543 “The setting and the chassis are good on this track, but we have a little bit of a problem with the speed. It is possible that tomorrow we have a big group of riders nose to tail, as often happens, then that can offer a better chance, because all our lap times are very similar.”
Source: Honda Pro Racing