Monster Yamaha's title leader Quartararo takes pole position for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello with a new lap record.

The Frenchman - who dedicated his pole to Jason Dupasquier, airlifted to hospital in the previous Moto3 session - will be joined on Sunday's front row by the Ducatis of Bagnaia and Zarco, who pushed the Aprilia of Espargaro and KTM of Binder down to row two, where they will be joined by Miller.

Marc Marquez, who led Qualifying 1 after a controversial tow behind Vinales, remained in the garage until the final run of Qualifying 2... when he chose to follow Binder out of the pits.

Aleix Espargaro is riding for the first time since arm pump surgery. Injured rookie Jorge Martin is being replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro. Marc Marquez, sidelined for nine months after complications to a broken right arm at Jerez last July, is taking part in his fourth event since returning to MotoGP action - and struggling with his right shoulder.

The official MotoGP top speed record is 362.4km/h (225.2mph) set by Zarco in Qatar earlier this year, which was equalled by the KTM of Binder in FP3 this morning.

With Mugello missing from last year's calendar, the current rookies (Marini, Bastianini and Savadori) plus the 2020 rookies (Binder, Alex Marquez and Lecuona) are all competing at the track for the first time in the premier-class.

The four Yamahas have a front holeshot device for the first time this weekend.

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Italian MotoGP, Mugello - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'45.187s6/7348k
2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.230s7/7352k
3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.245s7/7360k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.351s7/7353k
5Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.411s7/7359k
6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.556s7/8358k
7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.558s6/8353k
8Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.809s3/6347k
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.889s6/8354k
10Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.897s7/7340k
11Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.938s3/4352k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.206s7/7350k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'46.045s6/7341k
14Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'46.129s7/7359k
15Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'46.195s3/7351k
16Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP21)1'46.302s6/6355k
17Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'46.481s6/6354k
18Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'46.548s7/7347k
19Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'46.77s7/7350k
20Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'47.084s6/7351k
21Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1'47.146s3/7353k
22Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'47.216s3/6353k

* Rookie.

Fastest practice time:
Francesco Bagnaia
ITA Ducati 1m 45.456s (FP3)

Official Mugello MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 45.456s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

By Peter McLaren