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  • MotoGP Valencia: Jorge Martin Takes Pole Position at Circuit Ricardo Tormo

  • The Round 20 of MotoGP 2022, Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana took place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain on November 5, 2022.
    Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) took his third consecutive pole position with a 1m29.621s, following Malaysian GP and Australian GP.
    Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was 2nd and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) was third, they will start on the front row.
    Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) finished 4th. If he is to retain his crown, he has to win the race and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) is no higher than 15th.
    While, World Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia was 8th with 1m30.049s. But if he finishes the race in 14th tomorrow, he will take his first World Title.
    Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) and Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing) advanced to Q2 from Q1, finished 5th and 6th respectively ahead of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM).
    Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) was left in ninth after his late tumble, while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) rounded out the top 10.

    Jorge Martin said, “I'm super happy with today's pole position. Doing it here and Valencia is very special because we have all the fans and it's always nice to end the season like this. It was difficult, I think it was the hardest of the season because this morning I felt really bad, so I wasn't expecting to be in pole position. I was sure to fight for her and I did. I was happier with the pace than with the attack on the clock, but I ended up getting a really good lap: 1:29.6s is very fast. I thought I had a chance to improve a little in the second stint, but I lost the rear two or three times, so I couldn't. But I'm very happy and prepared for tomorrow.”
    Francesco Bagnaia said, “We are struggling a bit. Me and two or three others with Ducati bikes are having the same issues. My goal is not to win. Tomorrow I have to stay calm and understand what's going on. I will take risks at the beginning. But then I will have to be intelligent. I will just try not to be outside the top 14.”
    Fabio Quartararo said, “I am quite happy with my position. I'm not thinking about that, I am thinking about winning. If I win the race, maybe something will happen but my main objective for tomorrow will be to fight for victory. It's the only thing I can control.”

    Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Qualifying Results
    1. Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / 1'29.621s
    2. Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +0.205s
    3. Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +0.213s
    4. Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.279s
    5. Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.319s
    6. Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +0.334s
    7. Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +0.418s
    8. Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / +0.428s
    9. Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +0.481s
    10. Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +0.503s
    11. Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.522s
    12. Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.620s
    13. Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / 1'30.193s
    14. Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / 1'30.236s
    15. Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / 1'30.453s
    16. Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / 1'30.504s
    17. Cal Crutchlow / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'30.548s
    18. Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / 1'30.588s
    19. Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / 1'30.695s
    20. Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / 1'30.804s
    21. Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / 1'30.83s
    22. Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / 1'30.936s
    23. Raul Fernandez / KTM Tech3 / 1'31.676s
    24. Darryn Binder / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'31.989s

    Photo by MotoGP
  • source : MotoGP
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