A pole at home.
Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) will start from pole position for the French motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday after taking pole position on Saturday ahead of Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) and Australian Jack Miller (Ducati).
The other Frenchman entered in MotoGP, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) will start 5th, just ahead of the six-time Spanish world champion Marc Marquez (Honda) after a qualifying session disputed in very uncertain weather but on a dry track.
Fabio Quartararo in pole position ❗️👿
A last round of madness allows the French to seize the pole, Johann Zarco is 5th # FrenchGP🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/aKoBxMALzU
- CANAL + MotoGP ™ (@CanalplusMotoGP) May 15, 2021
It is a small feat that Quartararo achieves there.
Operated on May 4 at Aix-en-Provence hospital by Professor Olivier Dufour for compartment syndrome and the cubital artery of the right arm which had it, the Frenchman underwent an express convalescence of barely ten days to get back in shape at Le Mans.
"The operation went well," he explained before the weekend.
Since then, I have been able to train and I approach this weekend with enthusiasm.
It's always fun to run at home.
I will do my best to regain my level as quickly as possible at the forefront!
It didn't take long. Sunday at 2 p.m., he will try to become the first Frenchman since Jacques Collot in 1958 to win a motorcycle Grand Prix at home. It goes back ...