The rain has finally decided to make its appearance. Announced since the start of the morning, a downpour wet the track just before the start of qualifying for the San Marino GP on Saturday. The drivers took advantage of a gradual improvement in the conditions to quickly let go of the rain tyres. It was finally Jack Miller (Ducati) who took the second pole position of his career (1’31”899), ahead of Francesco Bagnaia (+0”015) and Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini) (+0” 115).
But the young Italian and his compatriot Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati VR 46), fourth fastest of the day (+0”149), will climb up one place on the grid on Sunday due to the setback of three places inflicted on Bagnaia due to dangerous driving during the first free practice session. Fifth time (+0”219), Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) will also take advantage of this to gain a position.
Zarco and Quartararo had it harder
Reputed to be comfortable on a wet track, Johann Zarco was unable to take advantage of the changing weather conditions and will start from sixth place (+0”270). Appearing worried before setting off, Fabio Quartararo is once again the first Yamaha rider on the field with his eighth time (+0”347).