In this last MotoGP Grand Prix of the season, featuring Jorge Lorenzo, Fabio Quartararo secured the 6th pole position after qualifying with a master hand. The Frenchman impressed and sickened all of his competitors with an excellent time at 1 & 29; 978 and will leave Marc Marquez at the Valence GP tomorrow.
Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha-SRT) took his sixth pole position of the season on Saturday at the latest MotoGP event on the calendar at the Valencia (Spain) circuit ahead of current world champion Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda).
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The 20-year-old Frenchman was the only driver on set to film in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds on Ricardo Tormo's circuit, but only beat Marquez by 032 / 1000th. He is making his first season in the premier class and has already won six podiums, not yet. "I'm very happy to be in the front row tomorrow" (Sunday) for the race that will start at 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT), Quartararo said.
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"For a first season, be + newbie of the year + (beginner of the year) and do six posts and six podiums, it's really good when we look where we came from", he said. The last French rider to win a premier class GP is Régis Laconi in 1999 on the same Valencia circuit. Australian Jack Miller (Ducati-Pramac) will start third ahead of Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) and Quartararo team-mate Franco Morbidelli. Marc Marquez has already been crowned the sixth time world champion this year. "Fabio and Yamaha have already shown that they are very fast on the return, but we will see tomorrow"said the Spaniard who has won 11 races this season of 18 competitions and was crowned champion in 2019 at the end of the Thai Grand Prix in early October.
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