MotoGP – Czech Republic GP – Qualifying
Were back at MotoGP! one month later and the riders are ready for the second part of the MotoGP calendar. Heading to the Circuit of Brno, for this year’s Czech Republic GP.
After a wet free practice 4, half of the grid was ready for the first Qualify session. With a promising start for Pol Espargaro, who lead on the first minutes of the session; chased closely by Bagnaia, Nakagami and a Johann Zarco, a rider looking for a better 2nd half of this season.
With time running out, the italian rider of Pramac racing was getting in with the younger Espargaro aheqd of him, but a superb last try from the Red Bull KTM of Johann Zarco get him a place on Q2 after many races of failing attempts, Pol did also improve his time and kept the second spot to Q2 and keep both KTM to the next session.
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Francesco Bagnaia /// 15. Sylvain Guintoli
16. Miguel Oliveira /// 17. Stephan Bradl /// 18. Aleix Espargaró
19. Joan Mir /// 20. KarelAbraham /// 21. Hafizh Syahrin
22. Tito Rabat /// 23. Andrea Iannone
Q2 lights turn green with riders closely at the battle for the pole, as Zarco was on fire on this day, being the fastest on the first minutes of the session, followed by Marquez, Jack Miller, Dovizioso, Rins and also surprisingly, Pol Espargaro.
But the championship leader had something else to say, as he kimproved his times and was ahead of everyone at first part of the session. But the other riders were not giving up so easily, as the riders previously mentioned were constantly changing of places with time running out, with Zarco leading followed by Dovizioso and Miller. But the Rider of cervera had other plans and a mounumental lap that catapults him to his 58th Moto GP pole, equaling Mick Doohan with most poles on main category. Miller ended 2nd and a remarkable performance for both KTM Red Bull riders, with Zarco 3th and Pol Espargaro 6th.
1. Marc Márquez /// 2. Jack Miller /// 3. Johann Zarco
4. Andrea Dovizioso /// 5. Pol Espargaró /// 6. Alex Rins
7. Valentino Rossi /// 8. Danilo Petrucci /// 9. Maverick Viñales
10. Fabio Quartararo /// 11. Cal Crutchlow /// 12. Franco Morbidelli
Another strong result for the Spaniard rider of Cervera, with those skills and a powerfull bike it would be hard for the riders to catch him up on the next race, but at MotoGP, some surprises may be occur on raceday.