In MotoGP it was Redding and Lowes going through to Q2, with Lowes finally getting a good result with Aprila. In Q2 the top spot was changing constantly between Marquez and Petrucci but it was Zarco who ended up taking his first pole position and also the first French pole since 2002.

Petrucci took Ducati honours as Lorenzo had qualified down in 21st and Dovizioso down in 9th who had suffered a crash at the start of the session. Redding also crashed at the end of the session but managed to jump a few walls and run down pit lane to get out on his second bike and finished in 5th. Even though Lowes had got through to QP2, unfortunately he couldn’t show his full potential as he had an engine blow during the session.

Pedrosa clearly struggled again in the conditions as he couldn’t even get close to the front row, qualifying 12th. Surprisingly, Viñales could only manage an 11th place.

In Moto2 most riders went out with slick tyres and any that went out on wets, quickly came in to change. The session was red-flagged with 30 minutes to go after a huge high-side at T15 from Baldassarri who is currently conscious (for updates check @MotoGP on Twitter).

It was Morbidelli who lead the majority of the session but it was an impressive ride from Pasini, who has suffered 2 crashes in the session. He was expected to start from the back of the grid but somehow, incredibly managed to qualify on the 4th row.

In Moto3 it was a wet qualifying session and yet again it was Martín on pole taking his 6th of the season at the end of the session, taking it away from the Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder. Martín is the first rider since Kallio in 2005 in the lightweight class, to take 5 consecutive poles and is able to be put with some incredible names who have done the same now.

Mir, the championship leader, suffered a big crash at the start of the session which caused a lot of damage to the bike, resulting in him only getting out in the last 9 minutes but still managed to qualify in 7th.

MotoGP results (QP2):

  1. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 1:46.141

  2. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team + 0.065

  3. Danilo Petrucci, OCTO Pramac Racing + 0.385

  4. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 0.564

  5. Scott Redding, OCTO Pramac Racing + 1.433

  6. Jonas Folger, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 1.522

  7. Alvaro Bautista, Pull&Bear Aspar Team + 1.671

  8. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda + 1.901

  9. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team + 1.938

  10. Sam Lowes, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini + 1.987

  11. Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 2.125

  12. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team + 3.482

Moto2 results (front 2 rows):

  1. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – 1:38.468
  2. Takaaki Nakagami, IDEMITSHU Honda Team Asia + 0.101
  3. Thomas Luthi, CarXpert Interwetten + 0.115
  4. Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.147
  5. Fabio Quartararo, Pons HP40 + 0.428
  6. Xavier Simeon, Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 + 0.463

Moto3 results (front 2 rows):

  1. Jorge Martín, Del Conca Gresini Moto3 – 1:57.595

  2. Bo Bendsneyder, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.829

  3. Nicolo Bulega, Sky Racing Team VR46 + 1.713

  4. Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, Honda Team Asia + 2.461

  5. Marco Bezzecchi, CIP + 2.594

  6. Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0,0 + 2.965

For full results please see http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/

Photo: Autosport.com

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