The Ducati rider claimed his fourth consecutive pole position by progressing by Q1 and storming the pole shootout in tough situations to take high spot by zero.zero25s from team-mate Jack Miller.
It was a nightmare qualifying for MotoGP world championship chief Fabio Quartararo as he did not progress from Q1 after which had his finest lap time deleted having set it below yellow flags. It resulted within the Yamaha rider being relegated to 15th place on the grid for the Emilia Romagna GP.
Having come into the Misano spherical with the prospect to seal the MotoGP world riders’ title given he holds a 52-point lead over Bagnaia, Quartararo admitted after qualifying he was “unconsciously not taking risks” within the damp however drying situations.
In the meantime, Bagnaia produced the right response to lacking out on the automated Q2 spots throughout follow and can keep the title fight alive until at least the next round if he outscores Quartararo by three factors.
Luca Marini produced a shock to take third place in Q2, by far the MotoGP rookie’s finest qualifying efficiency this 12 months, to make it an all-Ducati entrance row on the Avintia-run bike.
Pol Espargaro needed to accept the entrance of the second row on the manufacturing unit Honda, forward of KTM’s Miguel Oliveira and Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli, as Honda’s Marc Marquez slipped to seventh after crashing late on in qualifying.
Iker Lecuona had been difficult for a doable entrance row earlier than his personal late crash pushed him again to eighth place, instantly forward of Tech3 KTM team-mate Danilo Petrucci who additionally crashed in the direction of the tip of the session. Johann Zarco, one other late faller in Q2, needed to accept 10th place for Pramac Ducati and he completes row 4 forward of Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Martin on the sister Pramac-run bike.
Valentino Rossi will begin his closing house MotoGP race from 23rd place and final on the grid after struggling within the powerful situations.
Jack Miller, Ducati Crew
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When is the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?
- Date: Sunday 24th October 2021
- Begin time: 1:00pm BST, 2:00pm native time
How can I watch the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?
In the UK, the Emilia Romagna MotoGP race day can be broadcast reside on BT Sport, which has reside broadcasting tv rights for the 2021 MotoGP season. The race can be proven reside on BT Sport 2, with race protection beginning at 12:30pm BST, instantly after the Moto2 race.
- TV Channel: BT Sport 2
- Channel quantity: Sky – 414
- Channel quantity: Virgin Media – 528
- Begin time: 7:30pm BST
MotoGP additionally gives its personal reside on-line video streaming service which is out there to stream within the UK.
How can I watch the Emilia Romagna MotoGP highlights?
ITV4 will present the highlights of every MotoGP spherical in 2021, together with highlights of the Moto2 and Moto3 lessons, which can 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 25th October – eight:00pm BST
Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
What is the climate forecast for the race at Misano?
After moist and chilly situations hit Misano on Friday and Saturday, dry and sunny climate is forecast for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, with a low likelihood of rain, however highs of solely 16 levels Celsius for the beginning of the race – 10 levels colder than the San Marino GP at Misano 5 weeks in the past.
Why is it known as the Emilia Romagna GP?
With races not allowed to be given the identical race names in the identical MotoGP world championship season, Misano’s second race of the season has been known as the Emilia Romagna GP, named after the area of Italy the circuit is positioned in. The title was additionally used final 12 months as a part of the Misano double-header.
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 and the Purple Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as its second a part of its double-header.
Portimao will maintain the Algarve GP subsequent month having already hosted the Portuguese GP earlier this season in April.
Why is MotoGP holding two races at Misano?
As a part of the COVID-19-hit marketing campaign the 2021 MotoGP calendar has been tweaked on account of numerous journey restrictions in place internationally. The Finnish, Japanese, Thai, Australian, Malaysian and Argentina MotoGP rounds have all been cancelled for 2021.
In an effort to bulk out the calendar, Losail, the Purple Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will all host two races.