Moto GP – Algarve GP – Qualyfing
The calendar take the teams and riders back again to Portimao for the penultimate race of the season. With the riders championship already clinched, some race wins and a constructors championship are still on the air.
The first qualy session saw Zarco, Oliveira, Bastianini and Lecuona as the main candidates for being part of the next qualy session. On the first minutes, it was Iker Lecuona and Aleix Espargaro as the classified riders, with Oliveira, Viñales and Nakagami on the hunt. On the second stint, Johann Zarco marked the fastest lap with just some minutes to go, as many riders were on the figth.
Eventually, Iket Lecuona make its way through the next session, as Bastianini, Aleix Espargaro and Petrucci were just short.
13. Enea Bastianini /// 14. Aleix Espargaró /// 15. Danilo Petrucci
16. Valentino Rossi /// 17. Miguel Oliveira ///18. Maverick Viñales
19. Brad Binder /// 20. Stefan Bradl /// 21. Andrea Dovizioso
22. Takaaki Nakagami
With all 12 riders set, the Q2 went green and riders hit the track, Jorge Martin was the first rider to grab provisional pole, as the Spaniard on the Pramac bike keeps having strong qualy performance. There were some other riders who joined the provisional front row, such as Jack Miller taking provisional pole and Joan Mir taking 2nd. Many movements were happening on the provisional grid.
With only few minutes left, it was hard to consider that someone could beat Jack Miller’s time, but a storming lap from Francesco Bagnaia took him to the pole position of the Algarve GP, with his teammste Jack Miller on 2nd and Joan Mir closing the front row.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Jack Miller /// 3. Joan Mir
4. Jorge Martín /// 5. Johann Zarco /// 6. Pol Espargaro
7. Fabio Quartararo /// 8. Álex Márquez /// 9. Franco Morbidelli
10. Iker Lecuona /// 11. Álex Márquez /// 12. Luca Marini
Another big performance from the Ducati riders, as they seek for the constructors championship as a consolation trophy after losing the riders championship two weeks ago. Big race for tomorrow at the highs and lows slopes of Portimão.