MotoGP – Valencia GP – Qualifying
The championship arrives into the end with the last race of the season in Valencia. The final showdown between Dovizioso and Marquez will arrive tomorrow and we will know who’s the 2017 MotoGP championship but today we know who’s the poleman at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo.
Final Q1 of the season and the bets were open. Petrucci and Viñales were the favorites to go to Q2 but on the first minutes we had on top Aleix and Crutchlow. The session was going without major problems but just on the final minutes Cal Crutchlow crashed with his Honda and had to come back to boxes to try to get the bike and make a final lap just in case another rider improves his time. After that Rabat and Lowes also crashed while the chequered flag was shown to the riders. The Espargaró brothers will go to Q2 with Viñales, Rabat, Petrucci, Crutchlow, Smith, Abraham, Kallio, Barbera, Bautista, Redding, baz, Lowes and Van der Mark closing the grid for tomorrow.
The last qualifying of the season gave us the first of the two battles for the championship. Andrea Dovizioso had to finish ahead Marc Marquez but it was quite hard for him. On the final lap Marquez was ahead everyone with Lorenzo and Pirro behind him. Marquez even improved his time while Lorenzo crashed when he was also improving his lap time.
Final minutes of the qualifying session and Marc Marquez crashed on his lap with only 2 minutes to the end of the qualifying. Also Jack Miller crashed a few seconds later while Iannone improved reaching the 2nd position. Chequered flag and Zarco improved Iannone’s time but was impossible to beat Marquez.
Marc Marquez took the pole position at Valencia with Johann Zarco 2nd and Andrea Iannone 3rd. The Q2 grid was completed with Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Pirro, Rossi, Aleix Espargaró, Dovizioso, Rins, Pol Espargaró and Rins.
Tomorrow the championship will be over and we will know who will become the MotoGP World Champion. Marc Marquez has everything in favor to become champion, while Dovi has to win if he wants to get his 1st championship. What will happen tomorrow? Stay tuned to our website and you will know how the season will end.