Repsol Honda Team rider Pol Espargaro will start at the front at the British GP in MotoGP. He got his first pole with the Japanese brand after Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing Ducati) had his lap canceled for cutting the chicane.
At the end of Q2, there was a doubt in the air, as Martin had set the fastest time. But neither he nor his team celebrated, probably already aware of the irregularity.
After a few minutes, the race direction canceled Martin’s time and with that, Espargaro was finally able to celebrate his third pole in the top category and his first with Honda.
Pol did 1:58.889, enough to beat Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who starts in second (just 0.022s behind) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) in third.
Jorge Martin, after having his best time cancelled, starts from fourth position, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) at his side in fifth and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) in sixth.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) is seventh, Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT), showing good competitiveness over the weekend is eighth, and Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing Ducati) ninth.
Anyway, the British GP race for MotoGP takes place this Sunday, August 29, at 1pm local time (GMT+1).