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MOTO GP – Johann Zarco (Ducati) won pole position, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in second row

Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) will start from pole position in the Portuguese MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday after setting the fastest qualifying time ahead of Spaniard Joan Miro (Suzuki). The first row will be completed by the Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) for the third time.

The second Frenchman in MotoGP, Fabio Quartararo, the reigning world champion, will start from the 2nd row after winning 5th time. The leader of the world championship, the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati-Gresini), completely missed the qualification and will start from the 18th position.

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Difficult conditions injured several favorites.

This is the 7th pole position of Johann Zarc (31) in MotoGP. However, after winning the Moto2 World Championship twice (2015, 2016), he never won a first class race. “I didn’t expect such a good ride“Admitted Zarco, who used the dry track with the return of good weather after testing on the wet track. We were finally able to use dry tires for qualifying and it worked very well. “

Difficult conditions injured several favorites. In addition to Bastianini, who crashed in the first part of qualifying, another Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who apparently hurt himself, also crashed badly in Q1. Six-time Spanish world champion Marc Marquez (Honda) fought for pole position, but his lap was canceled due to the crash of teammate and compatriot Pol Espargar in the final turn.

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