Misano, Miller on pole, Ducati is scary.  Bagnaia starts fifth, Quartararo only in the third row

Misano, Miller on pole, Ducati is scary. Bagnaia starts fifth, Quartararo only in the third row

A very fast Jack Miller signs the pole on the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano, according to Francesco Bagnaia who will start fifth for the penalty in FP1, then Bastianini. All Ducati front row, only eighth Quartararo

by the correspondent Lorenzo Baroni

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– Misano Adriatico (rimini)

Uncertain weather Clouds, humidity and a few drops of rain raise the tension and increase the uncertainty a few hours before the MotoGP qualifying in Misano Adriatico but a very fast, tough and constant Jack Miller after making FP3 his own also conquers pole showing his period of great form and concentration and his great predilection for qualifications. Behind him Francesco Bagnaia for a whisker (15 cenetesimi!) Proves once more that when you have to grit your teeth and be fast on him you can count on him even if he will be penalized by three positions and will therefore start fifth in the second row. In third place we find Bastianini (who, however, will start second) with Quartararo who will start only eighth with a Ducati “wall” in front of him who, if they manage to resist in those positions, could help Bagnaia in recovering points from a world perspective.

sparks in misano

Q2 starts running its chronometer with the riders choosing rain tires on a wet track. The idea is to wait for the track to dry a bit and then use the slicks after the first change even if some like Bastianini risk slicks from the first stint. Seven minutes from the end, all the riders have now started to use slick tires with the Ducatis that immediately set the best times showing everyone that you can go under the wall of 1’34, something that the magical trio made up immediately succeeds by Bastianini, Miller and Bezzecchi. The track dries up and the times still drop rapidly with the riders throwing their hearts over the obstacle, driving very strong on a wet track with slick tires, everyone takes some risks without knowing where the real limit of bikes and tires is and without understanding fully whether the track is drying or not. Speaking for them is the chronometer who, a few minutes from the end, smiles at Zarco who with his gentle and fast driving marks the provisional first time with 1’31 “201 in front of a fantastic Maverik Vinales who finds himself fast even on a wet track with his Aprilia.The last two minutes are a Russian roulette of fast laps in sequence and continuous improvements by all the riders on the track.

Miller the fastest

The last moments of qualifying still smile at the Ducatis that on the home circuit do not disappoint the fans and the many Italians rushed to the circuit. Fastest lap for Miller who scores a fantastic 1’31 “899 followed by a whisker from his teammate Francesco Bagnaia 1’31” 914 the only two riders to go under the 32 “wall. Third was an excellent and constant Enea Bastianini, followed by Bezzecchi who opens the second row with the fourth Ducati in the first four places Fifth Maverik Vinales who with the Aprilia breaks the long train of Ducati because behind him we find the two reds of Zarco and Marini so we find six Ducati in the first seven places. Fabio Quartararo was only eighth, albeit only 347 centimeters from first, behind Quartararo but more detached in terms of lap times, we find Espargaro’s Aprilia ninth, Olivera tenth followed by Morbidelli and Rins.

motogp qualifications

The MotoGP qualifying standings at Misano:

  1. Jack Miller (Ducati) in 1’31 “899
  2. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) in 1’31 ”914
  3. Enea Bastianini (Ducati) in 1’32 ”014
  4. Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) in 1’32 ”048
  5. Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) in 1’32 ”118
  6. Johann Zarco (Ducati) in 1’32 ”169
  7. Luca Marini (Ducati) in 1’32 ”226
  8. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) in 1’32 ”246
  9. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) in 1’32 ”577
  10. Miguel Oliveira (Ktm) in 1’32 ”775
  11. Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) in 1’33 ”351
  12. Alex Rins (Suzuki) in 1’33 ”438
  13. Jorge Martin (Ducati) in 1’32 “015 (first of those excluded from Q2)
  14. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati) in 1’32 ”276
  15. Brad Binder (Ktm) in 1’32 ”600
  16. Alex Marquez (Honda) in 1’32 ”631
  17. Michele Pirro (Ducati) in 1’32 ”658
  18. Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha) in 1’32 ”663
  19. Pol Espargaro (Honda) in 1’32 ”826
  20. Stefan Bradl (Honda) in 1’32 ”838
  21. Darryn Binder (Yamaha) in 1’33 ”331
  22. Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) in 1’33 ”484
  23. Kazuki Watanabe (Suzuki) in 1’36 ”289
  24. Remy Gardner (Ktm) in 1’44 ”690
  25. Raul Fernandez (Ktm) in 1’46 ”732

MotoGP Championship Standings

The World Championship ranking with seven races to go:

QUARTARARO F. FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 200

2 ESPARGARO A. ESP Aprilia Racing Aprilia 168

3 BAGNAIA F. ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 156

4 ZARCO J. FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 125

5 MILLER J. AUS Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 123

6 BASTIANINI E. ITA Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 118

7 BINDER B. ZAF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 107

8 RINS A. ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 92

9 MARTIN J. ESP Pramac Racing Ducati 87

10 OLIVEIRA M. PRT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 85




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