Rookie Martin takes a stunning debut pole position for the Doha MotoGP at Losail ahead of Pramac Ducati team-mate Zarco!

While Martin earlier featured on top with the aid of tow, he then did his pole lap on his own.

Last Sunday's winner Vinales completes the front row.

Mir and Oliveira fought their way through Qualifying 1 while Rossi will start from just 21st place, his worst qualifying position in the premier-class.

Bradl is again replacing the injured Marc Marquez, who is missing both Qatar rounds.

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Doha MotoGP, Qatar - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*1'53.106s7/7350k
2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.157s7/7346k
3Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.161s6/6336k
4Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.197s7/7342k
5Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.363s7/7336k
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.548s7/7340k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.599s7/7338k
8Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.639s7/7336k
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.679s7/7332k
10Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.688s3/7329k
11Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.118s6/7343k
12Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.990s5/5338k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'54.228s7/7344k
14Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'54.261s7/7343k
15Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'54.402s5/6341k
16Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'54.481s7/7340k
17Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'54.528s6/7342k
18Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)1'54.555s7/7342k
19Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'54.632s6/6336k
20Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'54.731s7/7341k
21Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'54.881s3/7336k
22Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1'55.823s3/7333k

* Rookie.
Fastest Friday time:
Jack Miller ITA Ducati 1m 53.145s

(FP2) Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 52.772s(2021)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren
 

 

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