It was Johann Zarco taking his second pole position in the premier class, making the French man the top Yamaha as the factory team struggled, with Rossi in 12th after spending the majority of the session on slicks and Vinales in 14th.

It was an incredible session from the KTMs as they were 7th and 8th and showing some good progress towards the end of the season, even though Pol Espargaro didn’t look too happy about being out qualified by his team mate.

MotoGP Results Q2

  1. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 1:53.469

  2. Danilo Petrucci, OCTO Pramac Racing + 0.318

  3. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team + 0.434

  4. Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini + 0.478

  5. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team + 0.766

  6. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team + 0.73

  7. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing + 1.403

  8. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing + 1.437

  9. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team + 1.595

  10. Alex Rins, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR + 2.014

  11. Andrea Iannone, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR + 2.148

  12. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 4.317

In Moto2, home hero and MotoGP rookie for next year Takaaki Nakagami took pole position, making the rows of fans stand up clapping and cheering all down the home straight.

All through the session and down until the last minute, the timing screen was constantly changing with almost every rider getting a chance in the top 10. Marquez started out with some throttle sticking problems but once he had got them fixed he managed to be 3rd fastest. It wasn’t easy for his team mate either, Morbidelli spent the majority of the session towards the bottom of the timings and only managed to qualify in 15th with his biggest rival, Luthi a few grid spots in front in 13th.

Moto2 Results QP

  1. Takaaki Nakagami, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia – 1:53,776

  2. Alex Marquez, EG 0,0 Marc VDS + 0.128

  3. Xavi Verge, Tech 3 Racing + 0.270

  4. Mattia Pasini, Italtrans Racing Team + 0.363

  5. Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.513

In Moto3 the session started with Race Direction giving out harsher penalties to Migno and Dalla Porta, cutting their qualification time to only 20 minutes after riding irresponsibly in Aragón.

Another penalty was going to the man dominating this class, Joan Mir who had received a 6 place grid penalty for the last lap weaving in Aragón, hindering his chances to wrap up the championship this weekend – but it’s still looking hopeful that he’ll do it.

It was Antonelli who lined up on in the middle of the front row making his debut front row start this year, finally showing some progress and hoping to continue throughout the weekend.

Moto3 Results QP

  1. Nicolo Bulega, SKY Racing Team VR46 – 2:09.320

  2. Niccolo Antonelli, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.272

  3. Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0,0 + 0.388

  4. Marco Bezzecchi, CIP + 0.477

  5. Enea Bastianini, Estrella Galicia 0,0 + 0.526

Advertisements