MotoGP: Yahama's Franco Morbidelli takes pole position at Catalonia GP

The Italian steered his Yahama through the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit for a flying lap of 1 minute, 38.798 seconds.

The Associated Press September 26, 2020 21:45:27 IST
MotoGP: Yahama's Franco Morbidelli takes pole position at Catalonia GP

Petronas Yamaha SRT' Italian rider Franco Morbidelli competes during the MotoGP qualifying session of the Moto Grand Prix de Catalunya. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Montmelo: Franco Morbidelli topped qualifying at the Catalonia Grand Prix to claim his first MotoGP pole position on Saturday.

The Italian steered his Yahama through the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit for a flying lap of 1 minute, 38.798 seconds.

Teammate Fabio Quartararo will start from second, followed by Valentino Rossi, Jack Miller and Maverick Viñales.

Points leader Andrea Dovizioso struggled and will start Sunday from 17th.

With defending champion Marc Márquez injured, this year’s title race is wide open. After seven races, Dovizioso leads Quartararo and Viñales by one point.

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