Márquez already has as many poles as Rossi in MotoGP

There are already 55, despite a crash in Le Mans Q2 with wet asphalt, he will start first in the race, accompanied in his row by Petrucci and Miller, who also fell.


Márquez already has as many poles as Rossi in MotoGP. The achieved in Le Mans, in very delicate asphalt conditions by the constant chirimiri that took him to the ground at 10:30 of the end, is number 55 in the queen class, so many as the legendary Italian has achieved, and places to only 3 of the record that Doohan has with 58. In which nobody surpasses the Spanish is in the absolute record of poles counting all the categories, because there Mister Poleman has 55 of MotoGP, 14 of Moto2 and 14 of 125cc for a total of 83.

La Q2 was very complicated by the weather. Of entrance, Rossi, Maverick and Quartararo bet by the tires of dry, whereas the other nine did it by those of wet. A Valentino had given this strategy very good results in Q1, since the leaded with a second and a half rent on Morbidelli, but a single round was enough to understand that the track had wetted more from one round to another and that there was to leave with the water.

By that time Marquez had already marked, in his second round, the 1: 40.952 that earned him the pole and that became anecdotal the fall he suffered later. It was the sixth so far of year and the second of the day, because he also fell in the FP4 to go with dry tires on an asphalt on which the first drops fell. This came in the descent of turn 6, where then a Pol Espargaró fell that did not reach time and will start twelfth. To his falls were added the Nakagami and Miller, nothing painful for the Australian because despite everything managed to get into the first row as a third.

Among the Spanish and the Australian was classified Petrucci, a specialist when the track is wet and that he was able to finish second last year in this circuit, although dry. It is the first great joy of the year of the new partner of Dovizioso in the Ducati official team, because until now he had two sevenths as best results for the grid.

The second row has been left for Dovizioso, Rossi and Morbidelli. The third, for Nakagami, Lorenzo and Aleix. And the fourth for Quartararo, Maverick and Pol. It is necessary to emphasize the great reaction of Rossi, who gave a lesson of experience in the Q1, being the only one that opted for dry tires. By the time others wanted to do what he did, it was already late, because he had sparked a little more and nobody could take his first place. Then, in the final session, he saved the furniture with a good fifth, after a few free practice sessions in which he had not seen anything fine. On the other hand, his teammate Maverick could not draw in the qualification all the power shown in a few free in which it had been the fastest in both dry and wet conditions. So, tomorrow he will have to paddle upstream.

The Yamaha Spaniard will not be the only one who has to come back, because Rins failed in Q1 and will start from nineteenth place. In his favor plays that in the free room, in the wet, he was much more inspired (5th), but above all that today is the driver who has won more positions this season: 30, at a rate of 7.5 per race .

The one of Suzuki will have in the grill just ahead of him his companion Mir (18º) and behind to Rabat (20º) . For tomorrow, the rain forecasts are for the afternoon, something that all will desire this time that is fulfilled, because the track is very delicate.



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