Cortese chases championship from first row at Sepang20/10/2012
Red Bull KTM Ajo factory team´s Sandro Cortese, viagra 100mg who aims to secure the Moto3 world championship, will start on Sunday from the first row of Sepang circuit when season´s third last GP is held in Malaysia.
“Third position from here is a perfect qualifying result for me”, Cortese says, “I didn´t take any risks during the qualifying session as in the beginning there were still damp patches on the track. I have a great position for the race. The bike works great, my race pace is good and everything is ok”, Cortese confirmes.
Spanish Luis Salom, who is the only one who could destroy Cortese´s plans for championship, although is 61 points behind him, qualified fifth. However, Salom has to start from tenth place of the grid as he got a punishment in last GP in Japan.
Salom´s countryman Maverick Vinales, who is five points ahead of him, travelled from Malaysia to Spain already on Friday. Vinales is having a conflict with his team and will not attend the rest of the season. Cortese has now a great opportunity to secure the world championship already in Malaysia as there are only 75 points to get from the rest of the GPs.
“I have to make a good result tomorrow because I know that Luis (Salom) will come fast despite his starting place”, Cortese reminds, “I can´t deny that I don´t have butterflies in my stomach but I know that I can keep myself calm. And I believe that everything will go just fine on Sunday. I enjoy this situation”.
Zulfahmi Khairuddin took the pole position in front of his home crowd with a stunning time of 2.13,885. The pole position is the first one for Khairuddin, who also celebrates his 21st birthday on Saturday. Khairuddin bet Cortese by 0,714 seconds.
Cortese´s teammates Briton Danny Kent qualified 11th and Australian Arthur Sissis was 21st.
Kent, who took his first victory on Motegi circuit in Japan, was 2,012 seconds and Sissis 2,765 seconds from Khairuddin.
MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX
Moto3 Qualifying Practice Classification:
1. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Malaysia, AirAsia-Sic-Ajo, KTM 2.13,885
2. Jonas Folger Germany, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3, Kalex KTM + 0,266
3. Sandro Cortese Germany, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 0,714
4. Louis Rossi France, Racing Team Germany, FTR Honda + 0,796
5. Luis Salom Spain, RW Racing GP, Kalex KTM + 0,932
6. Miguel Oliveira Portugal, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Suter Honda + 1,431
7. Efren Vazquez Spain, JHK t-shirt Laglisse, FTR Honda + 1,481
8. Brad Binder South Africa, RW Racing GP, Kalex KTM + 1,584
9. Alex Rins Spain, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Suter Honda + 1,929
10. Adrian Martin Spain, JHK t-shirt Laglisse, FTR Honda + 1,973
11. Danny Kent Great Britain, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 2,012
12. Niccolo Antonelli Italy, San Carlo Gresini Moto3, FTR Honda + 2,028
13. Alessandro Tonucci Italy, Team Italia FMI, FTR Honda + 2,030
14. Jakub Kornfeil Czech, Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta, FTR Honda + 2,202
15. Alberto Moncayo Spain, Andalucia JHK t-shirt Laglisse, FTR Honda + 2,223
16. Niklas Ajo Finland, TT Motion Events Racing, KTM + 2,257
21. Arthur Sissis Australia, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 2,765