Vinales beats World championship leading team-mate Quartararo to pole position for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, setting a new lap record while the Frenchman made a mistake on his last lap.

Ducati's Bagnaia will join the Yamahas on Sunday's front row with Nakagami, Zarco and Oliveira on row two.

Rins fell at the end of the session, lowsiding at Turn 8.

Espargaro and Repsol Honda team-mate Marquez have a new Honda chassis to try this weekend.

However Sachsenring winner Marquez, still limping from yesterday's huge highside, failed to advance past Qualifying 1 after a late fall and will start just 20th.

Garrett Gerloff is replacing the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha, alongside Rossi. The 25-year-old American, currently sixth (one podium) in this year's World Superbike championship for GRT Yamaha, previously took part in (wet) Friday practice at last year's Valencia MotoGP while Rossi was awaiting a PCR result.

With Rossi due to announce his racing future during the summer break, could this weekend effectively be an 'audition' for Gerloff?

Assen is returning to the MotoGP calendar for the first time since 2019, having been absent from last year's Covid-reduced line-up. It has been resurfaced since MotoGP's last visit.

Dutch MotoGP, Assen - Full Qualifying Results
1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'31.814s6/8307k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.071s6/7307k
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.302s7/7313k
4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.500s8/9310k
5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.580s7/7315k
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.636s7/8311k
7Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.783s8/8308k
8Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.795s3/8313k
9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.852s3/8310k
10Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.934s8/9307k
11Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.016s5/8312k
12Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.105s6/9305k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'32.724s7/9310k
14Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*1'32.85s6/8317k
15Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1'33.258s5/7305k
16Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'33.288s7/8311k
17Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'33.321s6/7309k
18Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'33.378s4/8305k
19Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'33.404s7/8312k
20Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'33.477s6/6311k
21Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)1'33.597s4/8308k
22Garrett GerloffUSAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'33.739s6/8300k

* Rookie

Fastest Practice time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 32.336s (FP3)

Official Assen MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 32.017s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 33.617s (2015)

By Peter McLaren