For the eighth time in his career, Johann Zarco (Ducati) has taken pole position in a MotoGP Grand Prix. On Saturday at the Silverstone circuit, the French driver dominated qualifying for the British GP. He also claimed the circuit record, with a time of 1’57”767.
Zarco, who is currently 3rd in the World Championship standings, took pole at the very end of the qualifying session. It was Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), the reigning world champion and current leader of the Championship, who led for a long time with a mark of 1’58”259.
Fighting Espargaro after his heavy fall
But he was overtaken by the Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), author of 1’57”966, who signed a good performance. A little earlier, during the fourth and final free practice session, he had indeed been victim of a heavy fallhis participation had remained a questionable time for these qualifiers.
When Johann Zarco took pole position, Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) and Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) completed the front row on the future starting grid. Fabio Quartararo will finally start 4th (with a time of 1’57”938) and Aleix Espargaro, 6th.
In total, eight drivers have broken the circuit record, which was held by the Spaniard Marc Marquez (1’58”168), the six-time world champion, since 2019. The start of the Grand Prix de Grande- Bretagne will be given on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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