Maverick Viñales, Espargaro brothers, Crutchlow and Petrucci were all seen into the Q1 session. Pol Espargaro topped the Q1 followed by his brother Aleix Espargaro on the Suzuki. Both headed into the Q2 session looking to make an impression.
As the next session went underway, it was Marc Marquez who went on to top the timesheets immediately. Jorge Lorenzo began to hammer down quickly but crashed out in a really fast corner in a run for pole. Dani Pedrosa was seen inside the top 3 as well, followed by Zarco and Iannone.
Marc Marquez went on to fly, making a 1'29.897 - the fastest lap of the weekend. Johann Zarco was fast enough in the final stages claiming the P2 spot, while Andrea Iannone also came into the mix finishing the session at P3. Jorge Lorenzo starts the race from the front of the second row at P4 followed by Dani Pedrosa at P5. Ducati test rider Michelle Pirro starts the race at P6 followed by the veteran Valentino Rossi at P7.
The top 10 of the timesheet is completed by Aleix Espargaro, key title rival Andrea Dovizioso and Alex Rins. Pol Espargaro has put his KTM on the fourth row at P11 followed by Jack Miller.
The race goes live tomorrow at 6.30 PM IST from Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. The final round of the MotoGP World Championship will be one of the most crucial race of the year as Marquez and Dovizioso fight for the title. Marquez is 21 points ahead of Dovi and needs to finish only at P11 to take the crown. Dovi needs to win the race tomorrow and Marquez behind P12. Marc Marquez crashing out of contention might become a nightmare for his Championship. Let's wait for the race tomorrow with fingers crossed. Stay tuned to BikesMedia for further updates on the MotoGP World Championship.
By: Aravind Rb