Pol Espargaro takes pole at Valencia GP

 Pol Espargaro takes pole at Valencia GP

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM (RC16)) takes the pole at Valencia in both and dry and wet conditions.

Alex Rins of (Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) follow Espargaro.

Joan Mir teammate of Rins will start from the fifth. Not to forget Mir ranks top in the current 2020 MotoGP ranking with 137 points followed by Quartararo with 123 points.

However, for Valencia GP, Quartararo will have to start from 11th position. Rossi returned to the Valencia GP after his brush with Covid-19.

Garrett Gerloff made his MotoGP debut and took Rossi’s place. Lorenzo Savadori takes the place of Andrea Iannone.

Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 MotoGP 2020 Catalunya (1)

At opening lap in Aragon, the collision between Binder and Miller will see Binder getting a long lap penalty.

KTM’s Iker Lecuona had to miss the event as he tested Covid positive. We do see Marc Marquez getting fit. However, he isn’t completely fit to ride, and HRC test rider Bradl takes his place.

Valencia GP Qualifying Result

Position Rider Manufacturer Nationality Lap Time Max
1 Pol Espargaro Red Bull KTM (RC16) SPA 08-Sep 1’40.434s 315k
2 Alex Rins Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) SPA 08-Sep +0.041s 318k
3 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda (RC213V) JPN 05-Aug +0.096s 313k
4 Johann Zarco Reale Avintia (GP19) FRA 05-May +0.143s 317k
5 Joan Mir Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) SPA 08-Aug +0.270s 313k
6 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati (GP20) AUS 02-May +0.459s 318k
7 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) SPA 08-Aug +0.563s 314k
8 Miguel Oliveira Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) POR 09-Sep +0.894s 314k
9 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) ITA 03-Aug +1.123s 310k
10 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM (RC16) RSA 08-Sep +1.347s 314k
11 Fabio Quartararo Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) FRA 04-Sep +1.509s 315k
12 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team (GP20) ITA 08-Aug +1.815s 324k
  Qualifying 1:          
13 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda (RC213V) GER 07-Aug 1’41.01s 315k
14 Alex Marquez Repsol Honda (RC213V) SPA 09-Sep 1’41.276s 317k
15 Maverick Viñales Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) SPA 07-Jul 1’41.31s 313k
16 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda (RC213V) GBR 07-Aug 1’41.311s 317k
17 Francesco Bagnaia Pramac Ducati (GP20) ITA 06-Sep 1’41.395s 321k
18 Valentino Rossi Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) ITA 06-Sep 1’42.039s 310k
19 Danilo Petrucci Ducati Team (GP20) ITA 04-Sep 1’42.244s 320k
20 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) ITA 06-Sep 1’42.532s 310k
21 Tito Rabat Reale Avintia (GP19) SPA 07-Sep 1’43.03s 315k

 

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