Qatar GP: Bagnaia leaves pole and Oliveira takes 15th place

Sandra Loyd

Ducati Italian rider achieved his first pole position in his MotoGP career

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) obtained pole position this Saturday for the GP of the MotoGP Qatar, the first event of the World Championship, winning an intense duel with Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), for the first place on the starting grid.

The Italian rider stamped the first pole of his MotoGP career, riding his best lap at 1’52.772, which is a new absolute record for the Losail circuit.


The decision for the first places on the grid was made until the last passage on the finish line in Q2 and Bagnaia was the only driver to run in 1´52s, beating Quartararo, who was second, by 0.266s.

Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) took the last place on the first row of the grid, who finished Qualifying in third place at 0.316s from Bagnaia

The second row will be occupied by Valentino Rossi (SRT Ymaha), Jack Miller (Ducati) and Johann Zarco (Pramac).

Miguel Oliveira already was not in this Q2, as the Portuguese KTM failed to pass the Q1 having been the fifth fastest in the first qualifying round and therefore will occupy 15th place on the fifth row of the grid.


The GP of Qatar is the first event of the MotoGP World Championship this year and the race takes place on Sunday on the Losail circuit.

Qualifying Results for the Qatar GP:

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