Francesco Bagnaia takes first pole of 2021’s season in Qatar pipping Fabio Quartararo & Maverick Vinales. Rossi will start from position 4.
In a close, last-minute battle in Qatar Vinales took the first-row start after edging his former Italian teammate Valentino Rossi. The riders who will start from the front row are Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales.
The second row also looking pretty strong as Valentino have to compete with two Ducati’s from the beginning Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) and Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) will also start from the second row. Suzuki and Honda’s are not in the party mood as Suzuki faced electrical problems from the start and Honda seems like the lone warrior in the grid as former champion Marc Marquez is out of the season opener races.
“I already like the balance of the bike, and I feel good, but we need to improve some small details,” said Valentino Rossi
- After facing electrical difficulties with his Suzuki, reigning champion Joan Mir ended up 10th fastest.
When is the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix?
- Date: Sunday 28th March 2021
- Start time: 6:00pm BST, 8:00pm local time
How can I watch the Qatar MotoGP in India?
- TV Channel: Eurosports & Eurosports HD
- App: Discovery +
- Start time: 5:30 pm BST
MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix – Qualifying results