For 31 thousandths of a second, Aleix Espargaro set the fastest qualifying time for the Catalan Grand Prix this Saturday. The Aprilia driver, who had already shown all his ease on Friday and during the morning, will therefore start from pole position in the race on Sunday (2 p.m.).
The Spaniard fought a great battle from a distance against Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who took the best time from him for a minute and a half. Just behind, we find Fabio Quartararo, who hung on well despite his inconclusive sensations on Friday.
The Yamaha world champion emerges 0”217 from Espargaro and will therefore start in third position in the Grand Prix. “The goal was to be on one of the first two linesthe Frenchman was satisfied on arrival. This (Saturday) morning, we had a change on the bike which helped us a lot. »
Johann Zarco almost stole his third place because the Provençal was on his heels during his last run. But six hundredths will have finally missed the pilot of Pramac.