Doha GP: Rookie sensation Martin takes incredible pole position

Rookie Jorge Martin has took an incredible pole position ahead of his second MotoGP race, with teammate Johann Zarco in second for the Doha GP tomorrow.

Joan Mir and Brad Binder topped the first runs in Q1, before Oliveira set a strong lap at the end of the session to go into Q2 with Mir.

In Q2, Martin set a lap that gave him provisional pole position, with Fabio Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro behind in second and third.

But as the riders left the pits for their final run, the times toppled, and left everyone guessing as to who would come out on top.

It was Martin who held on, going faster than he previously had to set a stunning 1m53.106s lap, 0.157s faster than Zarco, to make it a Pramac one-two for tomorrow’s grid.

Maverick Vinales put in a good performance to end qualifying in third, 0.036s ahead of Jack Miller.

Fabio Quartararo splits the two Ducati’s for tomorrow’s race in fifth, Pecco Bagnaia will start the Doha GP in sixth.

Aleix Espargaro continues to impress on his Aprilia and will start the race in seventh, with the two Suzuki’s of Alex Rins and Joan Mir joining him on the third row.

Franco Morbidelli finished qualifying in tenth, ahead of Stefan Bradl and Miguel Oliveira.

Luca Marini had a strong qualifying and will start in 13th place, the Italian finished 0.033s faster than Alex Marquez.

Pol Espargaro starts tomorrow’s race in 15th, with Taka Nakagami and Danilo Petrucci in 16th and 17th.

Brad Binder could only manage 18th, the South African will start tomorrow’s race ahead of Enea Bastianini and Iker Lecuona.

Valentino Rossi’s struggles on the Petronas SRT continue this weekend, the 42-year-old will start the Grand Prix of Doha down in 21st, ahead of Lorenzo Savadori.

All eyes will be on rookie sensation Martin in the race tomorrow, but who will come out on top under the lights in Qatar? Let us know what you think!