Saturday , April 17 2021

Viñales, Marini and Arbolino share the "pole"

CHESTE | EFE.- Spaniard Luca Marini (Kalex) and Tony Arbolino (Honda), Spaniard Maverick Viñales (Yamaha YZR M 1) in the rest of the categories, distributed the pole position of the Valencian Community Grand Prix. which will be played tomorrow at the "Ricardo Tormo" circuit of Cheste, in which Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) was the main protagonist.

While Maverick Viñales had his first best qualifying session of the season – the last was in Aragon 2017 – the 2018 world champion, however, fell as soon as he started the second qualifying, with the bad luck that he again suffered a subluxation of his shoulder left which he himself put. Despite the pain, the Repsol Honda world champion was able to return to his team. motorcycle only six minutes later to get the fifth fastest time of the session.

For the first time all weekend, the fastest MotoGP riders left the asphalt with the tires dry to complete the second classification, but immediately the first important news came with the fall of Marc Márquez, who was able to see with gestures ostensible left shoulder pain, as happened in Japan during the celebration of its seventh world title, the fifth MotoGP.

Just a few minutes later, the 2018 world champion was already back in his workshop and to get into the motorcyclewhile Ducati Desmosedici GP18 was the fastest, followed by Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP18).

In the first round, Marc Márquez was in third place, when Maverick Viñales reached the first place with 1: 31.359 and it was there that a good duel between the two by the first place that ended up being on the Yamaha side. that Marc Márquez was happy with a record of 1: 31.442 that allowed him to reach fifth place.

Neither the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1) nor the Spanish Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Desmosedici GP18), sixteenth and thirteenth, respectively, have achieved the pass for the second direct classification, which will force them to leave very far in the starting lineup of the Valencian race.

Italy's Luca Marini (Kalex) successfully defended his first place in the official Moto2 session after being one of the first to be ahead of the table and defend his position without problems with his team's attacks. In the eighteenth round he scored a 1: 35.777 that none of his rivals could beat and with him, in the first row, Spaniard Xavier Vierge (Kalex) and German Marcel Schrotter (Kalex) were placed.

The Italian Tony Arbolino (Honda) added his second pole position of the season in Moto3, after the one held in Argentina earlier this year, while Arón Canet (Honda) was the best Spaniard with the fifth fastest time and Jorge Martin. (Honda), the world champion, finished in thirteenth.

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