Japanese rider Yuki Kunii (Asia Talent Team) will start on pole position for the second consecutive Moto3 JWC round. His lap time of 1:43.184 gave him a 0.268 margin over Jeremy Alcoba (LaGlisse Academy) and 0.335 over Davide Pizzoli (Leopard Impala Junior).
Most riders managed to improve their times during the second qualifying session. Kunii was fastest in both whilst Pizzoli and Alcoba followed him in Q1. Yamanaka (Junior Team Estrella Galicia), winner of the second race in Valencia qualified in tenth 1.101 seconds behind his fellow countryman. Holgado (Junior Team Estrella Galicia), who stood on the podium in his first Moto3 JWC weekend in Valencia will start from 12th.
Denis Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) will line up seventh for the start of the races as he looks to get his season back on track after three no-scores so far.
British rider Max Cook (British Talent Team) was 20th overall in the morning session. He will start from 21st on the grid after the combined timings of both qualifying sessions. His best lap time of 1:44.204 put him less than half-a-second away from the top ten in a tight qualifying.
There is no Victor Rodriguez this weekend. His place has been taken by Luis Verdugo in the LaGlisse Academy.
CEV Moto3 JWC Le Mans 2019 Qualifying
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*Nepa has subsequently been sanctioned 12 places on the grid for the first race for riding slowly in 5 sectors.