MotoGP Spanish: Fabio Quartararo Takes Jerez Pole Position
- The Round 4 of MotoGP 2021, Gran Premio Red Bull de España took place at Circuito de Jerez in Spain on May 1, 2021.
In Qualifying, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) took his second pole position of 2021 at Jerez, following Portugal GP.
Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) advanced to Q2 from Q1 and took 2nd position behind Fabio Quartararo by 0.057 seconds.
Jack Miller (Ducati Team) was 3rd, which is his first front row of 2021.
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Team), Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) will start on second row tomorrow, respectively.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) could not advance to Q2 and will start the second race of his comeback in 14th.
Stefan Bradl (HRC) joined in this event as wildcard, took 12th position.
Fabio Quartararo said, “In qualifying the wind was quite strong in certain parts of the circuit - turn seven - turn eight - the fast corners were not easy to manage, but actually the most important was to be on the front row and we achieved it. FP4 was great. We tried both tyres and I'm feeling a bit better with the medium but we made a great job today and our pace looks not so bad. We have the pace to fight for the podium and the victory but we need to take it step by step, the drop of the tyre is good for us.”
He continued, “The race here is very long (25 laps). That's for sure! But we will do our best to stay at the front, but it's also not just him. First row - second row, they are all fast. I will do my best! I know that my pace is fast. Of course I want to fight for the victory, for the podium. But if I feel like it is tough for the victory I will not do stupid things, but yes, my main goal is to fight for the victory, this is clear. But that doesn't mean I want to lose the race, I will be happy if I give my 100% in any case.”
Gran Premio Red Bull de España Qualifying Results
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / 1'36.755s
- Franco Morbidelli / Petronas Yamaha / +0.057s
- Jack Miller / Ducati Team / +0.105s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Team / +0.205s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +0.253s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +0.299s
- Maverick Viñales / Monster Yamaha / +0.315s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Gresini / +0.330s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.369s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.399s
- Brad Binde / Red Bull KTM / +0.712s
- Stefan Bradl / HRC / +0.747s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / 1'37.407s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 1'37.489s
- Enea Bastianini / Avintia Ducati / 1'37.675s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / 1'37.746s
- Valentino Rossi / Petronas Yamaha / 1'37.915s
- Luca Marini ITA / VR46 Avintia Ducati / 1'37.925s
- Danilo Petrucci / KTM Tech3 / 1'38.065s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / 1'38.069s
- Iker Lecuona / KTM Tech3 / 1'38.139s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Gresini / 1'38.325s
- Tito Rabat / Pramac Ducati / 1'38.641s
- source : MotoGP