Moto GP – German GP – Qualyfing
A windy sunny day saw the riders taking part of the equator round of the championship calendar. As the first half of the season is completed on this weekend’s German GP. A session that started quite late from the usual, as the telemetry had some technical issues and delayed the starting time of the Q1.
After +30 minutes of wait, race control wave the green flag and the first qualy session was underway. The first riders to top the standings were Di Giannantonio and Pol Espargaro, with Marco Bezzecchi, Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini as runners up for the 2nd ticket to Q2.
With a few minutes left, it looked like Di Giannantonio and Pol Espargaro would advance though the next session, but a late charge from several rider saw some movement on the dispute for the 2nd ticket. As Bezzecchi, Oliveira and Pol Espargaro had some strong last attempts on track, with the VR46 bike of Bezzecchi being the fastest of the 3 mentioned and advanced with Di Giannantonio to the next qualy session.
13. Pol Espargaro /// 14. Miguel Oliveira /// 15. Brad Binder
16. Alex Marquez /// 17. Enea Bastianini /// 18. Stefan Brald
19. Andrea Dovizioso /// 20. Franco Morbidelli ///21. Stefan Brald
22. Michelle Pirro /// 23. Darryl Binder
The pole position battle was underway, as the 12 riders started the hunt for the pole position. Francesco Bagnaia was the first rider at provisional pole, with Jack Miller, Jorge Martin, Aleix Espargaro and Luca Marini completing the top 5 on the first stint of the session.
With the riders changing the bike, the last attemts showed a ton of red sectors on track, as there was a considerable number of movements on the front row of the starting grid. At the end, it was the Italian rider at the Ducati who kept the pole position, with Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco completing the front row at teh starting grid.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Fabio Quartararo /// 3. Johann Zarco
4. Aleix Espargaro /// 5. Fabio Di Giannantonio ///6. Jack Miller*
7. Luca Marini /// 8. Jorge Martin /// 9. Maverick Viñales
10. Takaaki Nakagami /// 11. Marco Bezzecchi /// 12. Joan Mir
*Wiii recieve a long lap penalty on the start of tomorrow’s race
Another big qualy performance for Bagnaia, who desperately needs to furfill a big result for tomorrow, if the Italian rider wants to catch up with Fabio Quartararo, at the championship standings.