MotoGP Portimao: Miguel Oliveira takes maiden MotoGP pole position
You could not write it, Miguel Oliveira is on pole!
Miguel Oliveira takes his first pole position in the class, becoming the first-ever Portuguese rider to take pole position in the premier class, doing so also in the Moto3, Moto2 and now the MotoGP class.
Portugal will be going crazy for their home hero as he does the business for KTM and also for the Tech3 MotoGP squad, taking pole position from Franco Morbidelli by just 0.044, his old number ironically enough, Jack Miller joins the duo on the front row, desperately chasing his first win with Ducati which would be a great send off for the Pramac squad.
Cal Crutchlow, in his last race as a full-time rider, takes fourth place, an outstanding lap by the British rider ahead of Fabio Quartararo in P5, the pair joined by another Honda in the shape of Stefan Bradl who put in a blisteringly fast lap to take P6, incredibly impressive by the stand-in rider for Marc Marquez.
Johann Zarco suffered a crash in the session and managed P7, impressive given his bike also blew up in FP4 and his crash, causing difficulties in the session. Maverick Vinales joins Zarco on the third row with Pol Espargaro in his last KTM race, putting an end to four long years with the Austrian factory as he moves to Honda in 2021.
Alex Rins finishes in P10 whilst his teammate, the world champion, Joan Mir starts in P20, a disastrous session for the 23-year-old. Valentino Rossi also starts his last Factory Yamaha race in P17.
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