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MotoGP: Quartararo absolute monarch of qualifying


For the 5th year in a row this season, Fabio Quartararo took pole position, this time at the Catalan Grand Prix. Johann Zarco will also start from the front row.

Insatiable Fabio Quartararo!

This Saturday, for the 5th time in a row this season, the Frenchman took pole position.

In the front row on Sunday, the leader of the World Championship will be accompanied by the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) and the other Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), second in the world championship.

Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM), Italian Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha-SRT) and Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), will follow in the second row on the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit for the 7th round of the season.

Quartararo, 22, is aiming for a fourth win this season.

He has a 24-point lead in the world championship over Zarco, 26 over Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who will start only 9th, and 31 over Miller.

Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) will be 7th and South African Brad Binder (KTM) 8th on the starting grid.

Reigning world champion Joan Mir (Suzuki) completed the top 10, ahead of Italian legend Valentino Rossi (Yamaha-SRT), 11th.

The multiple Spanish world champion Marc Marquez, not yet in the rhythm after his long months of absence due to injury, will start from the 5th row to the 13th row.

"Fabio looks really over the top this weekend"

Johann zarco

"I didn't feel super fast on the first fast lap," Quartararo reacted to the microphone of

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. "I was preparing a pretty good one (...) but unfortunately there were a lot of yellow flags" following the crashes of Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro (Honda). Even if he could not improve his time at the end of the session and put himself permanently in the shelter of his pursuers, Quartararo preserved the pole and "it is the most important", he smiled. "Fabio seems really above this weekend", admitted his compatriot Zarco, who will want "at least to play the podium, that would be very beautiful". “I did not finish as I wanted”, for his part regretted Miller, “I felt my airbag go off but I was lucky because it was a violent fall. We will see what we can do tomorrow ”. Many spectators were present in the stands on Friday,while the circuit can accommodate this weekend 20% of its total capacity, or 24,000 people per day at most.

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Source: lefigaro

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