Moto GP – San Marino GP – Qualyfing
As the championship is reaching the final straight, riders got on track at the Misano Marco Simoncelli circuit for the 14th qualyfing session of the season. A track with big brake points and long straights.
First qualy went green, with the notable returns of Andrea Dovizioso as a Aprilia bonus rider, and Franco Morbidelli returning to accion after being abscent because of an injury. First minutes started with quite an unexpected way, as the provisional fastest, with Franco Morbidelli at 2nd, chased by Marc Marquez, Binder and Pirro.
With the last attempts on track, Marc Marquez was the rider who climb at the 2nd position after a late fast lap and advanced for Q2 with Enea Bastianini as session leader.
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Michele Pirro /// 15. Luca Marini
16. Franco Morbidelli /// 17. Brad Binder /// 18. Stefan Bradl
19. Álex Márquez /// 20. Iker Lecuona /// 21. Miguel Oliveira
22. Danilo Petrucci /// 23. Valentino Rossi /// 24. Andrea Dovizioso
The pole position battle, also known as Q2, started and riders hit the track. With Fabio Quartararo getting a early advantage at the first attempt. Followed by Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin at 2nd and 3rd respectively.
On the second stint, things got complicated for some riders on track, as Marc Marquez and Aleix Espargaro went to the ground and lost the chance to improve their grid start position. But there were no problems for Francesco Bagnaia at his second stint. As the Italian riders storm the track as provisional pole and record breaker lap on track. Quartararo couldn’t made another attempt to improve its time as the French rider crashed on the first turn of his last attempt. Jack Miller eventually ended one spot ahead of Fabio at 2nd, as the Yamaha closed the front row for tomorrow’s race.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Jack Miller /// 3. Fabio Quartararo
4. Jorge Martín /// 5. Johann Zarco /// 6. Pol Espargaró
7. Marc Márquez /// 8. Aleix Espargaró /// 9. Alex Rins
10. Maverick Viñales /// 11. Joan Mir /// 12. Enea Bastianini
Back to back poles for Bagnaia and Ducati looks that could make a momentum change if they can keep the good results on the last part of the championship. Can Quartararo and Yamaha respond to the constant good results of Ducati? We’ll find out on tomorrow’s race.