MotoGP Valencia: Franco Morbidelli Takes Pole Position In Tricky Conditions at Valencia
- MotoGP Valencia ran qualifying at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia of the same circuit following European GP on November 14th.
Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) claimed pole position in tricky conditions during very light rain. Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) took 2nd position behind Franco Morbidelli by 0.096s. Takaaki Nakagami (Reale Avintia) will start at 3rd position tomorrow.
Johann Zarco (Reale Avintia), Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM) and Maverick Vinales (Monster Yamaha) took on 2nd row, respectively.
The championship leader Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) could only manage 12th behind Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha), with Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) 14th. But if Joan Mir takes podium tomorrow, he will be 2020 MotoGP Champion.
Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda) suffered a huge highside in the opening stages of Q1 at Turn 11 and landed heavily on his backside. But he was OK and took 20th position.
Franco Morbidelli said, “Qualifying today was a bit of a strange one because the conditions were varied and not easy. You needed to take the right amount of risk to get a good lap time, without making any mistakes, and I managed to do it. I felt great with the bike so I was able to take the necessary risks, and I'm really happy. It's been a great weekend so far and we have improved the rhythm, compared to last weekend's race. We have analysed what happened last time and been able to improve. It will be important to get a good start tomorrow, give our all and collect as many points as we can. Winning is nice and of course I want to win, but we need to see what the conditions are and what happens tomorrow. I will be giving my best like always to get the maximum result that we can.”
Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Qualifying Results
- Franco Morbidelli / Petronas Yamaha / 1'30.191s
- Jack Miller / Pramac Ducati / +0.096s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +0.222s
- Johann Zarco / Reale Avintia / +0.329s
- Pol Espargaro / Red Bull KTM / +0.362s
- Maverick Vinales / Monster Yamaha / +0.454s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Gresini / +0.466s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Pramac Ducati / +0.480s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +0.546s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / +0.590s
- Fabio Quartararo / Petronas Yamaha / +0.673s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.797s
- Cal Crutchlow / LCR Honda / 1'31.159s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / 1'31.594s
- Danilo Petrucci / Ducati Team / 1'31.601s
- Valentino Rossi / Monster Yamaha / 1'31.604s
- Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati Team / 1'31.606s
- Stefan Bradl / Repsol Honda / 1'31.831s
- Tito Rabat / Reale Avintia / 1'32.063s
- Alex Marquez / Repsol Honda / 1'32.205s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Gresini / 1'32.237s
- source : MotoGP