Deniz Öncü Dominates to Secure Pole Position in Thrilling Thai Grand Prix Qualifying

Red Bull KTM Ajo Rider's Spectacular Lap Shines in the Moto3 Showdown

by Sededin Dedovic
Deniz Öncü Dominates to Secure Pole Position in Thrilling Thai Grand Prix Qualifying
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Deniz Öncü, the talented rider from Red Bull KTM Ajo Team, left no room for doubt as he displayed his remarkable skills by clinching the pole position for the Thai Grand Prix. This race, the 17th in the Moto3 category of the World Championship, holds immense significance in the highly competitive world of motorcycle racing.

Öncü's achievement marked a thrilling start to what promised to be an electrifying race, with competitors vying for the coveted title in the championship. Deniz Öncü exhibited his exceptional talent by clinching his fourth pole position of the season on the challenging "Chang" track, posting a blistering lap time of 1:42.061 minutes.

He maintained a razor-thin lead of just 57 thousandths of a second over Diogo Moreira from the MSI team. Sharing the front row at the starting line with Öncü is Intakta driver Ajumu Sasaki, who was mere microseconds behind the Brazilian, making it a nail-biting race to anticipate.

Notably, Deniz Öncü's quickest lap came relatively early during the Moto3 qualifications, which was somewhat unusual. This deviation from the norm was a consequence of frequent red flags on the track, a result of multiple incidents.

These interruptions led to the cancellation of numerous laps throughout the qualification session, adding an extra layer of unpredictability to the proceedings. The tight competition was evident in the final results, with the top three riders separated by a mere 58 thousandths of a second.

Ryusei Yamanaka earned the fourth position, staying just a tenth of a second behind his compatriot Öncü, and maintaining a similar gap ahead of the fifth-placed Colin Fejer. Takuma Furusato took the sixth position, followed closely by Giuma Masi, who not only claimed a high placement but also led in the general championship standings, ahead of his teammate Adrian Fernandes.

The top 10 was rounded out by Jose Antonio Rueda and David Munoz, showcasing the fierce competition in the Moto3 category. With the season entering its final stages, the championship standings have intensified. Masi leads the championship, holding a four-point advantage over Sasaki, 22 points ahead of Danijel Olgad, and a substantial 37-point lead over both David Alonso and Deniz Öncü.

Danijel Olgad will start from the 11th position, with Alonso positioned closely behind him. As the season progresses, fans can look forward to thrilling races and remarkable displays of talent on the track.

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