‘The Devil’ will have dictated his law during these qualifications.
Our two French in the front line!
The last time Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP ™) left with the honors in the classification was in Catalonia in June 2021. But this Saturday, success was again with him, as shown by this back to 1’31.067, which no one had. able to beat. The world champion pocketed his 16the pole in MotoGP ™: an encouraging result after the setbacks experienced in Qatar two weeks before. That said, the Nice was the only Yamaha representative in the top ten.
Summary: Quartararo is back!
Two Desmosedici will accompany him in the front row: Jorge Martín (Pramac Racing), marked in just under a quarter of a second … and our second Frenchman in the person of Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing)!
Ducati and KTM in an ambush
Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Lusail winner Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), who went through the playoffs, will be in the second row.
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) will be in seventh place on the grid. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing), who fell late in the session, complete the Top 10.
Indonesian GP: the full post-classification conference
Disappointment to the Honda clan
Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda Team), accredited with the 22nd and 19th times combined respectively, have not been able to save themselves. The brewer will even have gotten caught twice in turns 12 and 13, trying everything for everything. His teammate, on the other hand, managed to ruin the fall, despite a good alert. Therefore, they must comply with 14e and 16e positions at the start of this Indonesian GP.
Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) also had a very difficult day. Victim of a slip in Q1, the Mallorcan will only start 18e. Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP ™), initially 12th, after being penalized three places for not following the instructions, during his start test.
So be there this Sunday at 8am for the second event on the calendar.
1. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – 1: 31.067
2. Jorge Martín (Pramac Racing) + 0.213
3. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) + 0.311
4. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.366
5. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™) + 0.437
6. Francesco Bagnaia (Lenovo Ducati Team) + 0.440
7. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) + 0.499
8. Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar Team) + 0.515
9. Jack Miller (Lenovo Ducati Team) + 0.647
10. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) + 0.656
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