MotoGP Catalunya: Franco Morbidelli takes pole in a “Petronas” Yamaha 1-2-3

Franco Morbidelli shows his cards taking pole position on old tyres with a Yamaha 1-2-3.

In his third lap on the stint with ‘old’ tyres, Franco Morbidelli took his first MotoGP pole position with incredible pace, 0.210 faster than P2 man Fabio Quartararo.

Fabio worked his hardest to take pole position but issues at Turn 10 hampered his lap times meaning he took second place in the session.

Valentino Rossi has proven that he’s got what it takes to step up to Petronas next year, the team which is consistently outperforming the factory Yamaha team, Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s race in 3rd place in the Yamaha 1-2-3.

Viva Miller is what we say! Jack Miller takes fourth place during qualifying after coming from Q1, lets hope he doesn’t have any problems with tear-off visors tomorrow.  He starts ahead of Maverick Vinales, the Yamaha man putting all 4 Yamaha’s in the top 5.

Johann Zarco took P6 in the session, putting laps in until the very end of the session, he starts ahead of Pol Espargaro who stole P7 from Joan Mir in the last seconds of the session. Joan Mir will not be too happy about being demoted to P8, the title contender needs to fix his qualifying to be able to fight for the wins more consistently.

Danilo Petrucci was the fastest factory Ducati rider with title leader Andrea Dovizioso leading tomorrows race from P17.

Brad Binder rounds off the top 10, 0.861 from P1.

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