MotoGP | Quartararo takes pole at Mugello, and starts at the front in the Italian GP; Bagnaia is 2nd
Fabio Quartararo, a Monster Energy Yamaha rider in MotoGP, will start at the front in the Italian GP. The Frenchman managed to put more than 2 tenths of a second of difference to the runner-up, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team).
With a time of 1: 45.187, he starts at the front for the fourth time of the year. Next to him, in the front row, two Ducati bikes: Bagnaia in second and Johann Zarco, a Pramac Racing Ducati rider, in third.
Qualifying 2 (Q2) started with a surprise: the two drivers who made it past Q1 were Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini). Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha), who was the favorite, failed, and will start from 13th place.
Despite reaching Q2, Marquez (who is still out of pace) starts from 11th position. Aleix Espargaro managed to get the fourth place, very impressive for the italian.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), winner of the round at Le Mans, starts from 5th position, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in sixth and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in seventh (KTM brought updates and improvements, especially the chassis related).
After them comes Team Suzuki Ecstar, with Alex Rins in eighth and Joan Mir in ninth. Closing the top 10 appears Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT).
Anyway, the Italian GP race for MotoGP takes place this Sunday, May 30, at 2pm local time (GMT+2).