Fabio Quartararo’s ability on a single lap did not change during this long break: the French conquered another astonishing pole position at Jerez de la Frontera, the circuit where he achieved his first one the previous season.
Everything started as usual with Q1, where Alex Rins did not have an easy job as Pol Espargaro, Brad Binder and Danilo Petrucci were fast and tried to obtain a Q2 spot. At the end, Suzuki rider had the best time followed by Pol Espargaro, with Brad Binder and Danilo Petrucci who gave up and finished 3rd (13th on the grid) and 4th (14th on the grid)
It was then Q2 time with Marc Marquez who tried immediately to put a fast lap for pole position. The Spaniard did not have easy life as expected because Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia immediately were close to him in the time sheets.
Jack Miller as well seemed to be fast, but the Australian crashed during a good lap followed by Alex Rins: the Spaniard was not lucky as he ended with a dislocated right shoulder (probably fracture as well) which will force him to miss tomorrow’s race.
Andrea Dovizioso crashed as well, with the Italian who will start from 8th. The Italian will be followed by Franco Morbidelli, Valentino Rossi and Joan Mir, but (almost) sure not by Alex Rins, who qualified himself in 9th.
Fabio Quartararo after a not bad but not impressive first run went out again in the last minutes of qualifying and made a superb lap to obtain pole position just after the chequered flag. Maverick Vinales was able to snatch a provisional pole, but his lap was not fast enough and will have to start from 2nd.
Marc Marquez ended in 3rd, ahead of Francesco Bagnaia who made a fantastic qualifying session and could be a real trouble for the others tomorrow; the Italian is followed by his teammate Jack Miller and Cal Crutchlow, while Pol Espargaro opens third row.