MISANO ADRIATICO: Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia declared a second consecutive MotoGP pole position when he established the all-time lap record in certifying at the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bagnaia, that declared his first premier course triumph last weekend break at the Aragon Grand Prix, established a lap time of 1:31.065 to lead a Ducati one-two with team-mate Jack Miller in second while globe championship leader Fabio Quartararo starts third.
” I’m actually satisfied, it’s always excellent to begin in post,” Bagnaia said to Skies Sporting activity Italia. “It’s given that Aragon that I’ve been truly comfortable with the bike, we have actually rarely touched anything since and also whatever’s functioning perfectly.”
Pramac Competing’s Jorge Martin as well as Johann Zarco start 4th and fifth on the grid and also are joined on the 2nd row by Honda’s Pol Espargaro, who pushed team-mate Marc Marquez to seventh.
The certifying session had various accidents, with Petronas Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi going off the track in Q1 while Marquez and also Quartararo went off in Q2 as they tried to set faster laps and also draw in Bagnaia.
“Regrettably, when you desire post you try whatever … and also I stopped super late right into turn one,” Yamaha’s Quartararo stated in the pit lane.
Quartararo leads Bagnaia by 53 factors heading into the final 5 races of the period. Safeguarding champ Joan Mir of Suzuki, four factors behind Bagnaia, starts 11th on the grid behind Aprilia’s brand-new rider Radical Vinales.
Andrea Dovizioso, who made his MotoGP go back to take the uninhabited seat at Petronas Yamaha, will start last on the grid behind Rossi.
There were wonderful conditions at Misano on Saturday after a wet Friday and there was an amusing battle in between Bagnaia and also Quartararo, 22, that is going for his initial MotoGP title.
Bagnaia came out on top in the third practice on Saturday early morning prior to Quartararo was fastest in FP4.
And also Quartararo was leading in Q2 up until Bagnaia rocketed to his document time with less than 2 minutes staying.