MotoGP Emilia Romagna: Maverick Vinales takes pole position with yet another lap record
Maverick Vinales took his second consecutive pole position at Misano 2, breaking the lap record once again.
The session was an interesting session with Francesco Bagnaia putting in the first new solid laps whilst Maverick Vinales pitted, opting for his second bike. Takaaki Nakagami had his second crash of the day on his out lap at turn 6, ruining his session.
Maverick Vinales was the pole position man but it wasn’t without drama, Francesco Bagnaia put in the first-ever 1:30 lap around Misano, however, this was taken from him due to a track limits infringement, meaning Maverick Vinales re-gained the pole position with a lap record time of 1:31.077, narrowly missing the 1:30 marker which now will be the benchmark.
Jack Miller joins Vinales on the front row in second place after coming through Q1, proving that the Bologna bullet is more than capable of lapping fast at Misano for not just one rider (Bagnaia). Fabio Quartararo was the third placed man on the front row, proving Yamaha are continuing to be fast over one lap, the Frenchman will be looking to put last weekends woes behind him.
Pol Espargaro was the fastest KTM in fourth place, making a huge leap forward after last weekends disaster, joining Espargaro on row 2 is Francesco Bagnaia who was in good spirits despite losing his lap, laughing and joking in the pits with his team. Brad Binder rounds off the second row with his teammate.
Valentino Rossi spearheads the third row, making a major step forward after his disaster of a Friday finishing in P15 overall, he finishes ahead of last-time winner Franco Morbidelli.
The Factory Ducati-duo of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso were once again outperformed by the Pramac boys, taking P9 and P10 respectively, Dovizioso 0.504 from pole position.
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