MotoGP: Quartararo Swipes Pole from Bagnaia

Published on April 18, 2021
By Admin

Fabio Quartararo is set to lead the grid, as Francesco Bagnaia’s flyer of a lap gets cancelled.

Despite Pecco lighting up the final minutes of Q2, failure to acknowledge a yellow flag has knocked the Ducati Lenovo Team rider all the way down to 11th for today’s race.

Poleman Quartararo lead the charge at the beginning of the qualifying session, and broke the lap record later on with a 1:38.862. Alex Rins and Johann Zarco will join the front row also.

Jack Miller yet again remains consistent, and will lead the second row in P4. Franco Morbidelli looks to finally be on the up with a commendable 5th place start today, let’s hope for similar results in the race!

Marc Marquez will start from the end of Row 2 in 6th place. The Repsol Honda Team man worked his way up from Q1 and waited until most of the Q2 riders were on their second run before heading out himself. We’ll have to wait and see if he can manage the full race distance.

Aleix Espargaro starts from P7 today after yet another decent qualifying, while Luca Marini will follow in 8th. The SKY VR46 Avintia rider headed straight to Q2 yesterday, and had a great run in the session, even briefly achieving P4. Defending champion Joan Mir will start from P9.

Miguel Oliveira rounds out the Top 10, an awful crash towards the end of the session prevented the Portuguese rider from joining the last-lap dash to improve his time.

Maverick Viñales is set to start from 12th place on the grid, as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider suffered from two lap cancellations in the session, due to exceeding track limits.

Alex Marquez had a decent Q1 run, and will start the race from 13th, while his teammate Takaaki Nakagami failed to start the session, and will sit at P21 on the grid. Alex Marquez heads the 5th row, ahead of Pol Espargaro and Brad Binder.

Enea Bastianini sits in P16, just ahead of The Doctor, as Danilo Petrucci closes out the 6th row. The final row consists of Iker Lecuona and Lorenzo Savadori, just ahead of Nakagami.

Will the race be as dramatic as the qualifying? Let’s hope so!

The MotoGP Race will start at 13:00 Local Time (GMT +1).

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