Portuguese GP: Quartararo takes pole in Portimao for Yamaha

Fabio Quartararo will start the Portuguese GP from pole position after Pecco Bagnaia had his fast lap cancelled for a yellow flag infringement.

Marc Marquez had a strong session in Q1 and progressed through to Q2 alongside reigning-World Champion Joan Mir.

As Q2 got underway, Johann Zarco found himself in the gravel five minutes into the Q2 session at the entry to Turn 11.

With the first runs done, Fabio Quartararo was on provisional pole position with a 1m39.028s lap-time.

Pecco Bagnaia then went fastest and looked to be on pole, but had his time cancelled after a yellow flag infringement during the lap.

With that, Quartararo’s 1m38.862s lap was enough to put him on top, 0.089s faster than Alex Rins, with Johann Zarco joining the them on the front-row.

Jack Miller will start the Portuguese GP from fourth, with Franco Morbidelli in fifth and a very impressive lap from Marquez puts the Spaniard sixth on the grid.

Aleix Espargaro continues his good form for Aprilia in seventh, with a fantastic qualifying for rookie Luca Marini who will start eighth, Joan Mir rounds off the third row in ninth.

Miguel Oliveira suffered a crash with one minute remaining in Turn 9 and will start tenth, ahead of Bagnaia and Maverick Vinales who both had their fastest laps cancelled.

Alex Marquez will start form 12th on the grid on his LCR Honda, the Spaniard finished 0.180s quicker than Pol Espargaro.

Brad Binder joins the Marquez and Espargaro on the fifth row of the grid, the South African will hope to make up positions on his KTM tomorrow.

Enea Bastianini will start on the sixth row in 16th, with Valentino Rossi who finished 0.088s behind, and Danilo Petrucci makes it an all Italian sixth row on the grid tomorrow.

Iker Lecuona and Lorenzo Savadori were the last of the Q1 runners in 19th and 20th.

The grid is now set for tomorrow’s race, and it looks set to be a cracker, let us know who you think will come out on top!