Quartararo takes P1, ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco.
Quartararo takes to the top on Saturday, with a new lap record of 1:45.187, as the top three title contenders take the front row. In the final minutes, the Frenchman pushed Aleix Espargaro off of the top spot, and was joined by Bagnaia and Zarco close behind, leaving the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider to start from the second row in 4th place.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo continue their decent streak this weekend, following their performances yesterday, and qualify with Brad Binder in in P6 and Miguel Oliveira P7 – the pair being pushed down the order by Jack. Miller, who will start the race in 5th place.
Suzuki ECSTAR riders Alex Rins and Joan Mir will start on Row 3 in 8th and 9th, respectively. After ending Friday outside of Top 10, Mir caught up to his teammate where it matters in today’s session, and should have a good start off of the line tomorrow.
Franco Morbidelli rounds off the Top 10, while Marc Marquez follows in 11th after a dramatic Q1. The Repsol Honda Team rider caused a spat with Maverick Viñales by using the Spaniard for a tow in the first QP session, and while Marquez took P1, Viñales failed to reach Q2, meaning that the frustrated Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider will start from P13. Pol Espargaro starts behind Marquez in 12th.
Enea Bastianini starts from the race from a promising P14, while teammate Luca Marini will begin from 17th. Takaaki Nakagami and Michele Pirro are sandwiched between the Avintia men in P15 and P16. Danilo Petrucci finished Row 6 in 18th place.
Valentino Rossi is set to start from 19th, as Iker Lecuona and Lorenzo Savadori follow behind. Alex Marquez rounds out the grid in P22.
Tomorrow looks set to be a good one! Will the title top 3 change by the end of tomorrow’s race?
MotoGP’s Race starts at 14:00 Local Time (GMT +2).
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