The French Yamaha rider took pole in style and broke the record that Bagnaia had set just hours earlier with a new best time on the track of 1 minute and 45.187 seconds.
File image by Fabio Quartararo. AP photo
Mugello: Championship leader Fabio Quartararo will start on pole position for the fourth time in a row after dominating the Italian MotoGP qualifying with the “best lap” of his career at Mugello on Saturday.
Francesco Bagnaia was the fastest in all first three training sessions for the local Ducati team and set a new lap record in RP3 on Saturday morning.
Quartararo was the best in the last practice session and again kept the home favorites in check in qualifying.
Der French Yamaha riders took pole in style and broke the record that Bagnaia had set hours earlier with a new best time on the track of 1 minute and 45.187 seconds.
Bagnaia came second with 0.230 seconds, and Johann Zarco on the Ducati satellite Pramac motorcycle completed the front row of the grid on Sunday.
“It’s a track where you really feel the adrenaline and I’ve been at the limit everywhere.The 22-year-old dedicated it to the Swiss Jason Dupasquier, who was flown to the hospital in Florence after a terrible fall in Moto3 qualifying.
“I would like to dedicate this to Jason, who had a really bad accident. I hope he’s fine. I pray for him and I pray for his family. “
More than half an hour after the incident, he was still on the racetrack and being looked after by doctors.
The Japanese driver Ayumu Sasaki and the Spaniard Jeremy Alcoba were the others involved in the accident that delayed MotoGP fourth session. The organizers reported that both were “okay”.
In MotoGP qualifying, Jack Miller, winner of the last two races, qualified in fifth and is sandwiched in the second row between Aleix Espargaro (Ducati) and Brad Binder (KTM).
South African Binder had previously surpassed the top speed in MotoGP that Johann Zarco recorded at the beginning of the season in Qatar when he reached 362.4 km / h in FP3 on his KTM.
Honda’s multiple world champion Marc Marquez is still finding his way back into top form after his return from last season’s injury and starts in the sixth leg of the champions in eleventh place.
The unfavorable year 2021 of the Italian motorcycle legend Valentino Rossi was continued in 19th place with ‘the doctor’ on the SRT satellite bike from Yamaha.
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