The Ducati rider claimed his fifth consecutive pole place with another flawless qualifying performance to take high spot by zero.104s from team-mate Jack Miller.
For a second straight spherical it was a difficult qualifying for world champion Fabio Quartararo, who may solely handle seventh place on the manufacturing unit Yamaha after a set-up change did not work as anticipated and gave the French rider a “weird feeling” in Q2.
Joan Mir secured his first-ever MotoGP front row start on merit, having began from third place eventually 12 months’s Styrian GP resulting from a grid penalty for Johann Zarco, with the Suzuki rider finishing the entrance row alongside the manufacturing unit Ducati duo.
Jorge Martin led Pramac Ducati team-mate Zarco on the entrance of the second row, with Pol Espargaro claiming sixth place for the manufacturing unit Honda squad. Espargaro is with out common team-mate Marc Marquez who was dominated out of the Algarve GP after struggling concussion in a training accident last weekend.
With Quartararo in seventh, he shall be joined on the third row by LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli on the sister manufacturing unit Yamaha.
Having progressed by Q1, Iker Lecuona leads the KTM cost in 10th place for Tech3, as Suzuki’s Alex Rins and Avintia Ducati’s Luca Marini spherical out the fourth row.
Valentino Rossi will begin his penultimate MotoGP race from 16th on the grid for Petronas SRT Yamaha.
Brad Binder, Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
When is the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix?
• Date: Sunday seventh November 2021
• Begin time: 1:00pm GMT, 1:00pm native time
How can I watch the Algarve MotoGP?
In the UK, the Algarve MotoGP race day shall be broadcast stay on BT Sport, which has stay broadcasting tv rights for the 2021 MotoGP season. The race shall be proven stay on BT Sport 2, with race protection beginning at 12:30pm GMT, straight after the Moto3 race and earlier than the Moto2 race.
TV Channel: BT Sport 2
Channel quantity: Sky – 414
Channel quantity: Virgin Media – 528
Begin time: 12:30pm GMT
MotoGP additionally gives its personal stay on-line video streaming service which is out there to stream within the UK.
How can I watch the Algarve MotoGP highlights?
ITV4 will present the highlights of every MotoGP spherical in 2021, together with highlights of the Moto2 and Moto3 lessons, which shall be broadcast on every Monday night after the race.
TV Channel: ITV4
Channel quantity: Freeview – 25
Channel quantity: Sky – 120 HD, 818 SD
Channel quantity: Virgin Media – 178 HD, 118 SD
Channel quantity: Freesat – 117
Begin time: Monday eighth November – 10:15pm GMT
What is the climate forecast for the race at Portimao?
Dry and sunny climate is forecast for the Algarve Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, with a low probability of rain, and a excessive of 18 levels Celsius for the beginning of the race – two levels hotter than the Emilia Romagna GP at Misano final day out.
Why is it referred to as the Algarve GP?
With races not allowed to be given the identical race names in the identical MotoGP world championship season, Portimao’s second race of the season has been referred to as the Algarve GP, named after the area of Portugal the circuit is positioned in.
It takes inspiration from the opposite double-headers MotoGP placed on each in 2020 and this 12 months as a part of the reshuffled calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this season Qatar hosted the first-ever Doha GP because the second leg of its back-to-back races, whereas the Pink Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as its second a part of its double-header and Misano hosted the Emilia Romagna GP as its second race of the season.
Why is MotoGP holding two races at Portimao?
As a part of the COVID-19-hit marketing campaign the 2021 MotoGP calendar has been tweaked resulting from varied journey restrictions in place internationally. The Finnish, Japanese, Thai, Australian, Malaysian and Argentina MotoGP rounds have all been cancelled for 2021.
To be able to bulk out the calendar, Losail, the Pink Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will all host two races.
MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix qualifying outcomes