MotoGP: Quartararo bags Le Mans pole

Arm pump surgery to home Grand Prix pole position. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) is France’s hero on a Saturday once more after a phenomenal couple of qualifying sessions at the SHARK Grand Prix de France, a mostly dry Le Mans track saw the Frenchman set a 1:32.600 on his final flying lap to beat teammate Maverick Viñales by 0.081s.

Spanish GP winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) is on the front row, his teammate and World Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia is forced to start 16th.

Pole looked set to go to Marc Marquez as spots of rain appeared in the latter stages, but the top six changed right at the death as a number of riders found lap time improvements in the conditions.

Fabio Quartararo

Qualifying Results

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1m32.600s 0.000s
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1m32.681s 0.081s
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1m32.704s 0.104s
4 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1m32.766s 0.166s
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1m32.877s 0.277s
6 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1m33.037s 0.437s
7 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1m33.120s 0.520s
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1m33.150s 0.550s
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m33.391s 0.791s
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1m33.867s 1.267s
11 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m34.258s 1.658s
12 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1m34.265s 1.665s
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1m43.418s 10.818s
14 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1m43.422s 10.822s
15 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1m43.523s 10.923s
16 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1m43.530s 10.930s
17 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1m43.857s 11.257s
18 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1m44.324s 11.724s
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1m45.146s 12.546s
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1m45.590s 12.990s
21 33 Brad Binder KTM 1m45.911s 13.311s
22 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1m46.123s 13.523s