Motorcycle: Bagnaia races to first place on the grid in Qatar



Francesco Bagnaia surprisingly secured pole position for the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday. The Italian prevailed on his Ducati ahead of the three Yamaha riders Fabio Quartararo (+0.266), Maverick Vinales (+0.316) and Valentino Rossi (+0.342) and will start from position one for the first time in his career on Sunday (7:00 p.m.) .

Rossi shares the second row with the Australian Jack Miller (+0.443) and the French Johann Zarco (+0.514) and thus two Ducati riders. World champion Joan Mir from Spain did not get past tenth place (+0.910) on his Suzuki.

The KTM machines missed the second qualifying and thus clearly missed the top positions. The best driver in the first qualifying was Miguel Oliveira in fifth, which is equivalent to 15th on the grid.

Kofler expects “hard fight” in Moto3

In the Moto3 class, Honda rider Darryn Binder from South Africa won ahead of Spaniard Izan Guevara on GasGas (+0.203) and his British brand colleague John McPhee (+0.283). KTM driver Maximilian Kofler set the 16th fastest time (+1.812). “The starting position is good, but it will definitely be a tough fight to keep up with the leading group,” said Kofler.

Pole in the Moto2 class went to Brit Sam Lowes, who was 0.140 seconds faster than Spaniard Raul Fernandez and 0.233 seconds faster than Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder.

Qatar GP in Losail


MotoGP, Qualifying:
1. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1:52,772
2. Fabio Quartararo FROM Yamaha + 0,266
3. Maverick Vinales ESP Yamaha 0,316
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 0,342
5. Jack Miller OUT Ducati 0,443
6. Johann Zarco FROM Ducati 0,514
7. Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha 0,541
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Aprilia 0,663
9. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki 0,718
10. Joan Mir ESP Suzuki 0,910
Moto3, Qualifying:
1. Darryn Binder RSA Honda 2:04,075
2. Be Guevara ESP Gas Gas + 0,203
3. John McPhee GBR Honda 0,283
4. Jeremy Alcoba ESP Honda 0,362
5. Jaume Masia ESP KTM 0,423
6. Kaito Toba JPN KTM 0,598
7. Gabriel Rodrigo ARG Honda 0,705
8. Sergio garcia ESP Gas Gas 0,795
9. Riccardo Rossi ITA KTM 0,814
10. Niccolo Antonelli ITA KTM 0,884
16. Maximilian Kofler OR KTM 1,812
Moto2, Qualifying:
1. Sam Lowes GBR Kalex 1:58,726
2. Raul Fernandez ESP Kalex + 0,140
3. For Bendsneyder NED Kalex 0,233
4. Marco Bezzecchi ITA Kalex 0,326
5. Joe Roberts USA Kalex 0,442
6. Remy Gardner OUT Kalex 0,471
7. Jake Dixon GBR Kalex 0,477
8. Fabio di Giannantonio ITA Kalex 0,515
9. Jorge Navarro ESP Boscoscuro 0,694
10. Celestino Vietto ITA Kalex 0,713

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