World championship leader Quartararo seals his fifth pole position in a row for the Catalunya MotoGP at Barcelona.

Miller snatched second behind the Frenchman then walked away from a big highside though Turn 3.

Zarco will complete Sunday's front row start despite a close moment with Binder, whose KTM team-mate Oliveira heads row two.

Rossi fell early in Qualifying 2 at Turn 4, while chasing team-mate Morbidelli, and had to get a scooter ride back to the pits before returning on his spare bike. Pol Espargaro  fell at the end of the session.

Marc Marquez didn't progress past Qualifying 1, despite a tow from Miller on both runs, after Repsol Honda team-mate Espargaro in-turn grabbed a tow behind the #93.

Alex Rins is absent after suffering a wrist fracture while training at the track on his bicycle on Thursday morning.

Vinales is working with new crew chief Silvano Galbusera for the first time this weekend, having split form Esteban Garcia following Mugello.

Turn 10 in Barcelona has been redesigned in time for this year's MotoGP event, with the sharp 'F1 corner' at the end of the back straight replaced by a more flowing layout similar to the original Turn 10, used until 2016.

Rookie Jorge Martin is back this weekend after missing the last three rounds due to multiple fractures in Portimao.

Marc Marquez is taking part in his fifth event since returning to MotoGP action, but continues to struggle with his right arm and shoulder.

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Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'38.853s3/7345k
2Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.037s5/5353k
3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.196s8/8351k
4Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.246s8/8347k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.256s8/8338k
6Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.304s8/8344k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.365s7/8347k
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.490s6/8347k
9Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.506s8/8348k
10Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.578s6/8344k
11Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.752s6/6344k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.938s2/2348k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'39.181s7/7351k
14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'39.347s7/8345k
15Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*1'39.532s7/7352k
16Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'39.567s2/5343k
17Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'39.59s7/7350k
18Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'39.744s7/7340k
19Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'39.942s7/8345k
20Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'40.009s8/8347k
21Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1'40.158s6/6339k

* Rookie.
Fastest practice time:
Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha 1m 38.929s (FP3)

(FP2) Former Catalunya MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati 1m 38.680s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo
SPA Ducati 1m 40.021s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

 

 

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