MotoGP: Bagnaia sets new lap record to claim Assen pole

Francesco Bagnaia (shown above) has stormed to pole position for the Motul TT Assen, shattering the All-Time Lap Record as he looks to breathe new life into his MotoGP World Championship title bid.

The Ducati Lenovo Team rider set a 1:31.504 to beat the old benchmark at the TT Circuit Assen by more than three tenths of a second.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) qualified second and Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) was also on lap record pace as he grabbed the final berth on the front row.

Qualifying Results

1 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 1m31.504s
2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.116s
3 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.204s
4 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.292s
5 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.364s
6 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.620s
7 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.671s
8 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.768s
9 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.803s
10 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.863s
11 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.920s
12 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.463s
Qualifying 1:
13 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 1’32.787s
14 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1’32.898s
15 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* 1’32.912s
16 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 1’33.005s
17 Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 1’33.009s
18 Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1’33.029s
19 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1’33.093s
20 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1’33.096s
21 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 1’33.113s
22 Lorenzo Savadori ITA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 1’33.467s
23 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1’33.652s
24 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 1’33.998s