Ducati rookie Jorge Martin snatched a second-successive pole by 0.034 seconds ahead of Fabio Quartararo for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix with another lap record.
Martinsaid: “This morning I was feeling really bad with the same setting as last week and I don’t know why.
“I couldn’t brake and the bike was shaking, also with the acceleration I felt no grip, so yeah I tried a bit too much in the FP3 and had this crash in the last corner.
“Then I was missing a bit of confidence for the FP4, but anyway, we did some changes on the bike and I was feeling confident with used tires. My pace all day was strong, but I can see for sure some other riders that are strong.
“But we did well and the team did an amazing job after two crashes to repair all the bikes. In the Q1 I was a bit nervous because you always take this risk not to go through from Q1, but I did an amazing job with a 23.1 in the hot conditions.
“And then, thanks to my team-mate I got this tow for improving the time and yeah, I could get the lap record which is amazing. I’m living a dream and tomorrow I hope we can fight for the podium.”
Austrian GP Qualifying Result
|1||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1’22.643|
|2||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.034|
|3||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.420|
|4||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.477|
|5||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.584|
|6||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.677|
|7||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.735|
|8||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.780|
|9||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.856|
|10||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.925|
|11||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.095|
|12||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.347|
|13||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.273 Q1|
|14||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||LCR Honda||Honda||0.338|
|15||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Avintia Esponsorama||Ducati||0.593|
|16||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.628|
|17||Marini Luca||10||ITA||SKY VR46 Avintia||Ducati||0.637|
|18||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.742|
|19||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.208|
|20||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.312|