Francesco Bagnaia got this Saturday the first ‘pole’ of the season of MotoGP by beating an impressive record time in the circuit Qatar. The Italian he achieved the best time in the qualifying session after riding 1: 52.772, 266 thousandths of a second more than his follower Fabio Quartararo. For his part, the veteran Valentino rossi was highlighted with his 4th place in a great presentation.
In the long-awaited duel between Ducati and Yamaha, the first winner was the Italian brand, which with Francesco Bagnaia achieved this Saturday the first pole position of the MotoGP season by setting the best time in the qualifying session of the Qatar Grand Prix, in the Losail circuit. Between the two brands they took the first seven places on the starting grid of the Qatar Grand Prix, although it is Yamaha that holds the record for victories at Losail with eight, by five for Ducati, including the last two.
Bagnaia, Moto2 world champion in 2018, achieved the first pole position of his career in the top category of world motorcycling with a time of 1: 52.772, a record for the Losail circuit. The Italian surpassed the two official Yamaha riders, the French Fabio Quartararo, and the Spanish Maverick Viñales, who complete the first row of the starting grid, in second and third place, respectively.
“It’s the best way to debut with a new team,” congratulated ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia, who believes “it is possible to finish tomorrow’s race (Sunday) in the best way, since I think we can sign a great result” on the track. Qatari. Quartararo, for his part, declared after the session that he feels “with a lot of potential” on his Yamaha. “I feel good, I feel fast. I’m going to give it my all ”in the race, added the young Frenchman. According to what AFP was able to collect.
For his part, Valentino Rossi completed a great classification, finishing in fourth place and expressing himself very happy with the place he achieved. “The time I have done is amazing,” said the 42-year-old veteran who wants to remain in force in his 26th season. He also congratulated Bagnaia, who took 1st place and is part of his pilot academy. “I have to congratulate ‘Pecco’, because starting the season as an official Ducati rider and immediately taking pole position is the maximum. It was scary. He is a great interpreter of the Ducati ”.
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