• MotoGP World Championship Qualification

The Japanese

Takaaki Nakagami

(Honda RC 213 V) authoritatively sentenced his

first pole position

by being the fastest in the official classification for the

Teruel MotoGP Grand Prix

at the

Motorland Alcañiz



Along with him on the first starting line will be Italian

Franco Morbidelli

(Yamaha YZR M 1) and Spanish

Alex Rins

(Suzuki GSX RR), while the world leader, also Spanish

Joan Mir

(Suzuki GSX RR) finished in a worrying twelfth place and his most direct rival, Frenchman

Fabio Quartararo

(Yamaha YZR M 1) was sixth.

The fourth round of MotoGP testing was more rugged than expected for some riders who tend to seek race rhythm in it, as it takes place around the same time as the grand prix, since both the German

Stefan Bradl

(Repsol Honda RC 213 V), replacement for the injured Marc Márquez, as well as Italian Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP20) were soon on the floor.

Takaaki Nakagami (Honda RC 213 V) looked like it was going to be the best time, with 1: 48.085 of the free quarters, but at the last moment he beat him with Maverick Viñales (Yamaha YZR M 1), with 1: 47.931, although they showed both Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR) and Pol Espargaró (KTM RC 16) and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP) had a very good pace.


Jack Miller

(Ducati Desmosedici GP20) and Spaniard Pol Espargaró (KTM RC 16) were the first to get a record to move on to second classification, still with more than eight minutes to go and with Aleix Espargaró and Andrea Dovizioso "shaking them. "to a few thousandths of a second.

Pol Espargaró still improved, who in his last fast lap managed to set a best time of 1: 47.071 which was already the best in the category throughout the weekend because in the global of the first three free practice the Italian Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha YZR M 1) had rolled in 1: 47.333.


strategy Ducati

to use Miller to "launch" Dovizioso had no effect and when everything seemed to

presage it would be Aleix Espargaró who passed as second in

his wake was Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati Desmosedici GP19), which he snatched that privilege by 69 thousandths of a second.

Dovizioso in

the end will start in seventeenth position, sixth line of the starting formation, too far away to continue considering himself a contender for the world title with clear options, despite all the help he received during the session that prevented both him and Miller to aspire to that second ranking.

Viñales was the first to set the fastest lap with 1: 47.908, but already with all his rivals applying thoroughly and all of them far from the record that Pol Espargaró had set minutes before in Q1, although Nakagami was the first to get close to one thousandth of a second (1: 47.072) of that time for the Spanish KTM.

That was the first "time attack" of all the pilots, who were going to star at least one more before concluding the session and in that second opportunity to "attack" the timer, it was again Nakagami who surprised everyone by riding in 1 : 46.882.

Nobody could lower the record of the Japanese

, who thus achieved the first pole position of his sporting career in MotoGP, with Franco Morbidelli and Alex Rins next to him on the front row.

Maverick Viñales finished fourth, with the French Johann Zarco - who was on the floor almost at the end of the session - and Fabio Quartararo in the same line, while the British Cal Crutchlow (Honda RC 213 V) finished third, the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16) and the Spanish Pol Espargaró.

The fourth row went to a Spanish trio, Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V),

Iker Lecuona

(KTM RC 16), who for the first time disputed a second direct classification, Joan Mir, the world leader, who was not too successful to the handlebar of your Suzuki GSX RR.

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