Quartararo storms to Aragon MotoGP pole after apply crash | Racing Information

Championship chief Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha shrugged off a crash in apply on Saturday to clinch pole place on the Aragon Grand Prix.
The Frenchman misplaced management of his bike at flip 14 in Free Apply 3 (FP3) and was thrown off, touchdown hip first on the tarmac earlier than being taken away on a stretcher.
X-rays confirmed he had not damaged any bones and the 21-year-old ensured he would begin forward of Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales in second whereas LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow returned to the entrance row for the primary time since final 12 months’s U.S. Grand Prix.
“Actually, as quickly as I had the crash I assumed, ‘May I trip?’ Once I crashed it felt fairly unhealthy,” Quartararo mentioned.
“I am so joyful. Yesterday I had a crash and once more this morning. FP4 was not so unhealthy and qualifying was good. I might do higher as a result of that lap was not good.”
Quartararo’s crew mate Franco Morbidelli will begin fourth on the grid whereas Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller is the lone Ducati within the high 5. Suzuki’s Joan Mir, second within the championship, was sixth quickest.
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, third within the championship, did not make it into the second qualifying session.
Seven-times premier class champion Valentino Rossi of Yamaha shouldn’t be competing this weekend after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

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