MotoGP Bagnaia and Ducati on pole at Sachsenring.  Front row for Quartararo and Zarco

Pecco is the only one to go under the wall of 1’20 “: third pole of the year, for the Red team there are 7 in 10 races.” It was a difficult track for Ducati, I’m very happy “. Espargarò 4th with the “Aprilia, ahead of Diggia. Bastianini disappointment, only 17th

Great, great Francesco Bagnaia. After being the point of reference for everyone during free practice, the Turin-born does not tremble in qualifying and with his Ducati goes to take a splendid pole position, breaking the wall of 1’20 “, the only one to succeed, with a time of 1 ’19 “931. But behind him, here is that mastiff that never gives up by Fabio Quartararo, who in a grid that sees only Italian bikes in the first 9 places, with his Yamaha manages to snatch a precious second place with his teeth at 76 thousandths of a second from Pecco. . A great sporting rivalry, which, however, at least for now, does not affect the personal one, as evidenced by the umpteenth greeting that the two made on the track. “It wasn’t easy to set times in this heat and the wind – Bagnaia smiles -, pole makes me very happy, also because this has always been a difficult track for us: but going so fast it becomes more beautiful”.

squadron ducats

Yes, because in the past this was one of the most difficult tracks for the Desmosedici, while today they are 6 in the top 8, with Johann Zarco great third at 99 cents from Bagnaia and 23 from his compatriot, and 90 ahead of Aleix Espargaro, with the best of Aprilia. Hush hush, without ever talking about him too much, the Pramac driver is always there. “Ducati is doing a great job developing the bike, I am getting close to victory and I hope to do it soon”. Then, behind the Spaniard from Noale, is Fabio Di Giannantonio 5th, then Jack Miller, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin, 8th ahead of Maverick Viñales’ second Aprilia, with Takaaki Nakagami 10th with the best of Hondas. “We are happy with the overall performance of the Ducati squadron – smiles happily Gigi Dall’Igna, DG Corse della Rossa -. On paper we are in quite good shape, but we will have to deal with Quartararo, we expected that he would be up front ”. For Bagnaia it is the 9th pole position of his career, the third of the season, with a Ducati that has obtained 7 in these first 10 races. But Quartararo doesn’t give up: “Here starting from the front row was important, I’m very happy – says Quartararo -. In the last three or four days I have not been well, but on the bike it doesn’t affect me. In qualifying I pushed like a pig, really feeling the limit of the bike. Now let’s get ready for a long race, the ideal would be to go away with Pecco ”. For him, it would be the perfect scenario.

bastianini disappointment

In the end, among the Ducatis the only disappointed is Enea Bastianini, who in another difficult weekend so far, is the only Red rider not to fight for pole, only 7th in Q1, while the glory was taken by the his partner Fabio Di Giannantonio (third consecutive qualification better than Enea) and Marco Bezzecchi, who for only 4 thousandths repelled the last assault of Pol Espargaro, before closing Q2 in 11th place ahead of Joan Mir. Worse than Bastianini, the other two Italians on Yamaha, still in great crisis: Andrea Dovizioso will start 19th today, immediately alongside him to close the seventh row, Franco Morbidelli.

motogp, the qualifcation: the times

The times of the MotoGP qualifying at Sachsenring:

  1. Bagnaia 1: 19.931
  2. Quartararo +0.076
  3. Zarco +0.099
  4. A. Espargaro +0.189
  5. By Giannnantonio +0.197
  6. Miller +0.219
  7. Marini +0.237
  8. Martin +0.288
  9. Vinales +0.537
  10. Nakagami +0.631
  11. Bezzecchi +0.662
  12. Mir +0.801.



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