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Brutal! Pecco Bagnaia achieves his fifth pole position in a row and leads another one-two for Ducati at Portimao
Brutal! Pecco Bagnaia achieves his fifth pole position in a row and leads another one-two for Ducati at Portimao
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The Pecco Bagnaia thing with the pole positions begins to be something insulting. The Italian rider achieved the fifth consecutive time in Portimao, also breaking the circuit record with a stunning 1: 38.725. And it is that the power of Ducati in the Algarve is being devastating, at least in this qualifying session.

The four black-legged Ducati have finished in the first five positions from the starting grid in Portimao. Next to Bagnaia, in second place, Jack Miller will start, while the two Pramac drivers, Jorge Martín and Johann Zarco, will start from fourth and fifth places respectively.

Joan Mir has broken Ducati's poker and debuts in the front row in MotoGP

Binder Algarve Motogp 2021
Binder Algarve Motogp 2021

Special mention for a Martín who overcomes in the best way the trauma that drags in Portimao for half a year. In addition, it is on track for the title of best rookie of the year since Enea Bastianini has been the only Ducati to miss the cut in Q1, so it will start thirteenth, one place behind a Luca Marini who fell.

Until Bastianini's elimination has had some controversy, since it has occurred because Iker Lecuona has improved the time with a yellow flag. The problem is that the KTM one was sticking to Takaaki Nakagami when the Japanese went to the ground, so he did not even notice the warnings and they have kept time.

Nakagami Algarve Motogp 2021
Nakagami Algarve Motogp 2021

Great role of Lecuona, who was the only KTM to qualify for Q2 and it will come out tenth. He puts a little makeup on what is being a disaster for his brand, especially in the case of Miguel Oliveira, the local hero, who will start seventeenth. The two Tech3s are ahead of the officers.

Returning to the head fight, the one who breaks Ducati's poker is Joan Mir. The reigning world champion sneaks into the front row of the grid for the first time in his entire stay in MotoGP, starting from third position. And that he has had a run-in with Álex Márquez that has prevented him from improving even more. The pole has remained to a tenth.

Rins Algarve Motogp 2021
Rins Algarve Motogp 2021

And is that Fabio Quartararo has deflated when push comes to shove. The world champion was doing a weekend that placed him as a serious candidate for pole, but he will only start from seventh position, surpassed even by Pol Espargaró. With Franco Morbidelli ninth, Yamaha's world championships for brands and teams are complicated.

It is true that Quartararo had his best lap canceled for going through the yellow flags after Marini's fall, so, freed from the title fight, he will be able to take a chance to help Yamaha. Valentino Rossi has had a very worthy farewell to Portimao, sixteenth, and Andrea Dovizioso is penultimate.

Quartararo Algarve Motogp 2021
Quartararo Algarve Motogp 2021

The best Honda has been Espargaró, sixth, while the youngest of the Márquez will start eighth. Nakagami crashed in Q1 so he will start last, and Stefan Bradl is second to last. The pilot who completed Q2 was Álex Rins, but he has not been able to have a very brilliant classification and will start eleventh on a circuit where he was able to win in April.

The only brand that has not had representatives in Q2 has been Aprilia, since Aleix Espargaró was unable to overcome the repechage and will start fourteenth, while Maverick Viñales is still not sufficiently adapted to the Aprilia like to find that fast lap. The Spanish is going to come out eighteenth.

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