Maverick Viñales (Monster Yamaha) tried everything, but the nightmare with Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) was repeated and, after stepping on the green zone at the exit of turn 7, the Roses driver did not have no choice but to settle for second place. Quartararo got the pole in the qualifying session of the Andalusian Grand Prix -second MotoGP event- with a time of 1: 37.007. On the other hand, the current world champion Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), who underwent surgery on Tuesday for an injury to the humerus of his right arm, left and will not take part in the race today because he is still suffering.
Cervera said enough in Q1, despite having the approval of doctors to run and start taking part in FP3 and FP4. He rested on Friday, in FP1 and FP2, while yesterday he did go out to shoot in FP3 and, in fact, in FP4 he shot at a good pace. But once he was determined with the team and the doctors coming out, he was surprised to see how he couldn’t sign a single lap in Q1. He left the box and at the end of the installation lap re-entered, with no recorded time. He got out of the box in his truck, where he never left.
Márquez begins the defense of the title with two “0”. Instead, last Sunday’s winner and current championship leader Quartararo will be back out of the top spot. Viñales and the Frenchman repeated the struggle to cling to the pole and it was again Quartararo who took the prize and who will come out today from the first position of the first line of the grid. In a hot, somewhat rugged qualifier, Viñales set the fastest time in his last attempt but his lap was canceled out to exceed the circuit limit and step on the green strip.
Arenas, from the second row
Girona rider Albert Arenas (KTM) will start from sixth position, the second line of the grid, in the Andalusian GP. The leader of the Moto3 World Championship set a time of 1: 45.919 in qualifying. The Japanese Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda) got the pole with 1: 45.410. He will be accompanied by Ai Ogura and the Argentinean from Barcelona, Gabriel Rodrigo.