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Motorcycles: MotoGP Qualifying Qatar: Pole for Jorge Martin - Yamaha dropped

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Für Jorge Martin ist es die bereits fünfte Poleposition in der MotoGP © Motorsport Images For Jorge Martin it is the already fifth pole position in the MotoGP

as in the previous year, the Poleposition belongs to the MotoGP season opener in Qatar Ducati: under The floodlight in Losail sat down Pramac pilot Jorge Martin with a qualifying time of 1: 53.011 minutes against its brand colleagues of Gresini, Enea Bastianini, and Honda Competitor Marc Marquez.

"Martin squeals everything out of the tire. He stands for the new generation of drivers, which drive even more slippers. He almost grinds with the shoulder on the floor. Bastianini can do that very well. For Marquez it is important again To be, "WestwusTV expert Stefan Bradl comments the top 3 ( start pitch ).

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After the first run, a different Ducati pilot was initially called Martin, namely Jack Miller, followed by Pol Esppargaro (Honda) and Martin. But the distances in the field were conceivable tight: Seven riders alone were within three tenthseconds.

Ducati Versus Honda in the fight for the Pole

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) had to catch up with nearly eight ten tens. The MotoGP champion had to compete in Q1 after it had just missed the Q2 direct feed. There he sat down as a two-speed behind Brad Binder (KTM). But he could not intervene in the fight for the pole.

made Honda and Ducati among themselves: In the final phase, the leadership of Francesco Bagnaia moved to Marquez and finally Martin, which could become even dangerous on the last flying round of Bastianini.

Jorge Martin: "My goal must be to win three or four races"

 Jorge Martin: © Motorsport Images Jorge Martin is one of the candidates for the victory in Qatar Jorge Martin was one of the positive surprises in the past MotoGP - Season. The Spaniard sets heavily in the second MotoGP race of his career with the pole position and a podium heavily in scene and fetched his first victory over the season and let three more poles follow. With a further increase, Martin could recommend as a candidate for the Ducati plant team. "I have a really good feeling.

After three sectors, the Gresini-Ducati pilot was still on a best-time course, but lost too much time in the last sector, and with 0.147 seconds, residue in second place. Marquez kept three place in the first start series.

Martin: "There is still a bit of racing pace"

"a pole always feels good, of course," says Martin after his repeated qualification success in Qatar. Because in the previous year he was here at the second season's race ever on the pole. But the Spaniard admits: "I'm not hundred percent happy, because at the Spacace we still lack a bit."

"So we have a bit of work a bit tonight to fight for the victory. In the race there will be many drivers that will be very fast. I will give my best and just try to win the victory "

for Bastianini is the first time in the first start series. He is correspondingly satisfied. "The entry into the Q2 was not easy, but we did it. Now I'm here and I'm looking forward to the team and of course for Fausto. In the last sector, a mistake has undergone me, but the round was still very good."

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Marquez: Goal achieved, but race only tomorrow

What does he dare in the race? "I believe that tomorrow we can fight for the podium," says the Italian confident. At the start Marquez will sit in the neck, which for the first time since 2019 again in Qatar starts.

"I'm of course happy to stand in the first row. The goal was one of the first two rows," said the Spaniards. "In the FT4, I had a good feeling. In the quali it was very windy and there it was important to have someone as a reference. I did that. Saturday is important, but the race is tomorrow."

Miller will then start as a fourth. He leads the second row in front of the two Espargaro brothers Aleix (Aprilia) and Pol (Honda). KTM pilot binder was waved as a seventh. He shares the third row with Joan me (Suzuki) and Bagnaia, who could no longer increase and was passed through.

Yamaha dropped - Bezzecchi Best Rookie

Alex Rins (Suzuki) did not go beyond third place after the strong training performance in qualifying. Even more disappointing it ran for the Yamaha plant duo: Quartararo and teammate Morbidelli landed only on the places eleven and twelve.

Pramac-Ducati pilot Johann Zarco failed because of a deleted round just below the subsequent entry into Q2 and stayed in 13th place. Also Miguel Oliveira (KTM) did not make it a round and finished qualifying as a fourteenth.

Marco Bezzecchi (VR46) was in place 15 who left the best rookie and left Takaaki Nakagami (LCR-Honda / 16th), Luca Marini (VR46 / 17th), Alex Marquez (LCR-Honda / 18.), Maverick Vinales (Aprilia / 19.) And Andrea Dovizioso (RNF-Yamaha / 20.) Also a series of experienced pilots behind them.

The other rookies did not come across the places 21 to 24 in their first MotoGP qualifying, starting with Fabio di Giannantonio (Gresini-Ducati) via Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez (both Tech-3-KTM) to Darryn Binder ( RNF-Yamaha), who experienced a late fall in Kurve 2.

Alex Hofmann: "50 percent of the field can definitely win" .
© Motorsport Images In the MotoGP season 2022 the field is again narrowly clenched so far the MotoGP season 2022 has not disappointed: in the first three Runs stood nine different drivers of six different manufacturers on the podium. With Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia celebrated his first victory in the royal class last race weekend in Argentina. From the point of view of ServUSTV expert Alex Hofmann, the MotoGP is as competitive as never: "Realistically, 50 percent of the field can definitely win."

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