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Fabio Quartararo Secures Pole Position at Valencia Grand Prix

Fabio Quartararo Secures Pole Position at Valencia Grand Prix (special)

VALENCIA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) will start the Valencia Grand Prix race from pole position, after securing the fastest lap in the qualifying round at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Saturday (11/16/2019).

The best rookie of the 2019 winner recorded a lap time of one minute 29.978 seconds to win his sixth pole position this season, according to the official MotoGP website.

This year's world champion Marq Marquez (Repsol Honda) will start from P2 after a 0.032 time record from Quartararo, while Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) completes the starting line position at P3, 0.108 seconds slower than Quartararo.

Thus, three different manufacturers will start from the front row in this year's final race on Sunday.

Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) became the second fastest Yamaha rider, and will start from P4, followed by Yamaha satellite team racer Franco Morbidelli in P5, and last season's GP Grand Prix winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) in P6.

Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar), who consistently appeared in the top 10 during training sessions in Valencia, appeared 0.022 seconds faster than his teammate Alex Rins, who had to fight past Q1. The Suzuki duo will start from P7 and P8, followed by Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) in P9.

Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) had to settle for P10, while Pol Espargaro (KTM Factory Racing) and Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha) were the two drivers at the latest in Q2 session to fill the last two positions in the fourth row.

Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda) will undergo his final race before retiring from P16.

Meanwhile Moto2 rider Iker Lecuona underwent his MotoGP debut earlier with KTM Tech 3 replacing injured Miguel Oliveira.

Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) missed the qualifying session after having an accident in the FP3 session. The Italian rider was declared not fit to continue Saturday's session and is likely not included at tomorrow's race.

The Ducati and Repsol Honda teams will compete for points for the team title when both are just two points adrift.

Valencia GP qualification results

Q2

1 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) * 1 minute 29.978 seconds

2 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.032 seconds

3 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) +0.108 seconds

4 Maverick Viñales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0,200 seconds

5 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.471 seconds

6 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) +0,533 seconds

7 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) * + 0.55 seconds

8 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.617 seconds

9 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.748 seconds

10 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) +0.793 seconds