Exceptional Fabio Quartararo who keeps on performing. He signed to Assen his third pole position in MotoGP, the second consecutive.
Fabio Quartararo dominated free practice, being fastest in FP1 Friday morning, FP3 Saturday morning and FP4 Saturday afternoon. This is now – and logically – his name at the top of the timesheets of the Q2, Saturday afternoon.
Brilliant, he again improved the absolute record of the circuit, coming close to going down in 1’31 (1’32.017). He will start on pole with Maverick Viñales on his right. Again, it makes sense: the Spaniard has accompanied the French all weekend at the top of the ranking.
Behind the two Yamaha drivers is the hole. Ranked 3rd, Alex Rins is relegated to almost half a second (+0.440). Fourth and best Honda driver, Marc Marquez gives more than 7 tenths to Fabio Quartararo. He will have at his side in the second line the surprising Joan Mir, very comfortable in the Netherlands, and Cal Crutchlow.
As in free practice, Danilo Petrucci is the best Ducati driver in the Q2, but he is only 7th. That remains better than his teammate Andrea Dovizioso, who will start from 11th. As a reminder, Valentino Rossi got stuck in the repechage and will start 14th.