The ‘Diablo’ has achieved the fifth consecutive pole of the season in Montmeló and becomes the great favorite for tomorrow’s race
“Either Jack (Miller) and I stop Fabio at the start and first laps or this boy is going to complicate our lives,” recognizes the French Zarco.
The 24,000 fans that tomorrow they are going to meet, for the first time this year, at the Circuit de Catalunya, to contemplate the MotoGP Grand Prix of Catalonia, remember, at 1:00 p.m. (DAZN and Movistar +), they are going to have a great time for sure , because the training sessions of the three categories today in Montmeló have been spectacular, highlighting, not only the ‘pole’ of the Hipsano-Argentine Gabriel Rodrigo (Moto3, Honda), who seems willing to complicate the life of the great favorite Pedro Acosta (KTM), which comes back from far behind (God, the 25th), or the duel that the two KTM-Moto2 teammates, the ‘poleman’ Remy gardner Y Raul Fernandez they will keep on the track again but, above all, for the new exhibition of the French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 1.38.853 minutes) against the powerful Ducati, who will allow the ‘Diablo’ to lead the grid for the fifth time in a row this year and, therefore, continue to remain as the great favorite to the final triumph at a circuit that he loves and where he has already won in Moto2 and MotoGP.
“One thing is evident”, explained the French Johann Zarco (Ducati), who will complete the first row with the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati), “and that is that either Jack and I joined forces to try to brake and hinder the exit and Fabio’s first laps or this is going to be another grand prize in which this boy is going to complicate the race, trying to escape because he has a rhythm for that and more ”. In this sense, Miller expressed his happiness, not just for being in the front row after a sound fall as soon as quali started, but “for being on his feet, whole and, therefore, without any scratch after a rookie mistake ”.
The truth is that the training sessions throughout this weekend, in which 24,000 fans will be able to meet distributed in eight bubbles or installations of 3,000 fans each, have been the most entertaining of the season and under a great sun or At the very least, very good weather, when rain had been announced, the same that, they say, they say, still threatens tomorrow’s race at the Circuit. Despite the fact that Ducati’s’ Desmosedici ‘, which not only won the Constructors’ World Championship last year but has become the best motorcycle of the year, ahead of the balanced Suzuki, which won the World Championship at the hands of Majorcan Joan Mir, has dominated this start of the championship, the truth is that Quartararo has become the worst enemy of the Borgo Panigale firm and, at the controls of a very balanced Yamaha M1, has taken the reins of the World Championship winning three of the six races disputed and being on the verge of winning four if it had not been for the pain that forced him to abandon the leadership of the Spanish GP, in Jerez, when he was the clear favorite to victory.
The idols, back
“I am happy, very happy, for having achieved a new pole and more in Barcelona, one of my favorite tracks, although the truth is that it was not my best lap,” said Quartararo, who acknowledged that, indeed, ” we will have to try to escape from the Ducati, which are very strong. Starting from the front row is always important, wherever it may be ”. Far from the ‘Diablo’ will start the champion Joan Mir (Suzuki, 10th), Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 11th), Pol Espargaró (Honda, 12th) and Marc Márquez (Honda, 13th), who once again had to try to jump to the Q2 from the ‘quali’ of Q1 and, when he had already achieved it, his teammate ‘Polyccio’ has taken the pass from him.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.