Bagnaia, pole and Quartararo in front of Aleix

Pecco Bagnaia ratified his records with the MotoGP pole position in Germany. Aleix ‘only’ fourth.

Before the fourth free practice, Suzuki already announced that Lex Rins would not continue competing for the rest of the weekend. The pain in his newly operated left wrist was too high. Back in Assen. “Not being 100 percent,” he says.

The temperatures were very high: 33 degrees in the atmosphere and nothing less than 50 on the asphalt.

In the Q1, eyes were on Bastianini. Despite his three victories this year, it is difficult for him to win one lap and he must gain access to the fight for the top positions.

However, in the initial minutes who set the tone was Fabio DiGiannantonio, with two good laps in a row to mark distance with the next. That was Pol Espargar, who was proud. She can barely breathe from the pain in her ribs from the second fall on Friday.

A second attempt remained. Bezzecchi he raised the bar for the rest and surpassed Pol. Oliveira forced, but did not arrive. ‘Diggia’ cut and went to the box, confident.

Bastianini did not improve and was condemned to leave far behind. a disappointment They miscalculated and thought he had one more twist, but he didn’t. The danger for ‘Bez’ was Pol. But the one from Granollers lacked four thousandths. a pity Thus, they passed: Di Giannantonio and Bezzecchi, two rookies with the Ducati GP21. The final part of the grid will be: 13. Pol Espargar, 14. Oliveira, 15. Brad Binder, 16. Lex Márquez, 17. Bastianini, 18. Bradl, 19. Dovizioso, 20. Morbidelli, 21. Gardner, 22. Ral Fernndez and 23. Darryn Binder.

Thus, in Q2, seven of the 12 bikes were Ducati -there are eight on the grid- and no KTM.

Jack Miller he knew that he was almost certainly going to be penalized because he fell in free practice with yellow flags due to the incident with Aleix Espargar at turn 13. That usually means a one-pass penalty for the ‘Long Lap’ area.

Aleix was the first to leave and he already did a good 1:20.4. Of course, Bagnaia started better, with a 1:20.0. He left almost three tenths to the oldest of the Espargars. Miller and Martn put up a provisional treble for Ducati. Quartararo, on the other hand, suffered more and even did an inverted ‘wheelie’ (lifting the rear wheel when braking).

The fact that it is so hot means that they cannot use the soft tires in the race, so they had them available for this session.

Bagnaia came out fast and was getting slightly better. But on the subsequent turn I was already under 1:20. He did 1:19.931. Aleix tried to reply, although he was second.

But Quartararo, cold and all, was capable of overcoming Granollers. There was fabric to cut. Zarco snatched the second place from the rivals for the title, although for a short time because Fabio got his act together and recovered it.

Nakagami fell in turn 1 and spoiled the last attempt for Aleix and others. Pole was for Bagnaia, the third of the year after Jerez and Le Mans.

Joan Mir was 12 and last and got quite angry.

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