Francesco Bagnaia leads Qualifying 1 for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP at Misano, but title rival Fabio Quartararo misses out on a top two place and won't progress to Qualifying 2.

Iker Lecuona was the rider that denied Quartararo, after the Frenchman had earlier towed Alex Rins to second.

Accidents for Brad Binder, Michele Pirro, Joan Mir and then a third accident of the afternoon for rookie Enea Bastianini brought out yellow flags that interupted the flow of fast laps.

Bagnaia and Lecuona now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards…

UPDATE: Fabio Quartararo drops from third to fifth, meaning 13th to 15th on the grid, after losing his best lap due to yellow flags.

UPDATE 2: Quartararo's 13th place reinstated.

UPDATE 3: Quartararo moved back to 15th... 

Emilia Romagna MotoGP, Misano - Qualifying 1 Results
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)
2Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)
3Alex RinsSRASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
4Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
5Fabio QuartararoFPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
7Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
8Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
10Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)
11Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
12Michele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)
13Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)

* Rookie

Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.007s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Enea Bastianini ITA Ducati 1m 32.242s(2021)

By Peter McLaren