Vinales continues his strong weekend with pole position for this afternoon's Australian MotoGP, during a rescheduled qualifying at Phillip Island.

Q1 and Q2 were cancelled on Saturday due to strong winds and moved to Sunday morning.

Oliveira, whose big accident in FP4 prompted the end of yesterday's track action, was declared unfit to ride due to a lack of strength in his heavily bruised hands.

Fellow rookie Quartararo suffered an ankle injury on Friday, before returning to action on Saturday morning and progressing through Qualifying 1 to claim an excellent second on the grid.

World champion Marquez will complete the front row after another big save, this time at the fast Turn 1.

Rossi had his best qualifying since Silverstone, but home hero Miller (riding in a special livery) will be disappointed with ninth.

Zarco is making his MotoGP comeback this weekend, for LCR Honda in place of Nakagami, who is undergoing shoulder surgery.

The Frenchman, who will ride the team's 2018-spec RCV in the last three rounds of this season, comfortably outqualified Lorenzo.

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Australian MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'28.492s8/8340k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+0.551s3/8338k
3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.724s7/8341k
4Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.751s8/9339k
5Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP19)+0.847s7/8343k
6Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.043s4/8346k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.066s4/8342k
8Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.089s2/7344k
9Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+1.123s2/7346k
10Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP19)+1.175s7/8345k
11Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.224s9/9337k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.455s3/8343k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*1'29.712s8/8340k
14Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)1'30.008s7/8341k
15Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*1'30.075s7/7342k
16Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)1'30.165s7/7346k
17Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)1'30.18s8/8342k
18Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)1'30.495s8/8335k
19Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'31.179s6/8339k
20Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)1'31.285s6/6330k
21Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)1'31.941s8/8334k

* Rookie.
Fastest Practice Time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 28.824s (FP2)

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 27.899s (2013)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)

By Peter McLaren

 

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