In an exhilarating Q2 session for the Portugal Grand Prix, six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez secured pole position with a blistering lap time of 1’37.226. The Repsol Honda Team rider demonstrated his skills and determination as he claimed the top spot, narrowly beating Francesco Bagnaia by a mere 0.064 seconds.
Bagnaia, the reigning champion from Ducati Lenovo Team, clocked in at 1’37.290, settling for the second position on the grid. Prima Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin rounded off the front row with a lap time of 1’37.454, ensuring an all-Spanish front row for the Portugal GP.
Miguel Oliveira, representing CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team, secured the fourth position on his Aprilia with a time of 1’37.521, just 0.067 seconds behind Martin. He was closely followed by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Miller, who posted a time of 1’37.549.
In sixth place was Enea Bastianini from Ducati Lenovo Team with a lap time of 1’37.584, while Maverick Viñales of Aprilia Racing claimed the seventh position with a 1’37.598 lap. Marco Bezzecchi, riding for Mooney VR46 Racing Team, secured the eighth spot with a time of 1’37.616.
Luca Marini, also from Mooney VR46 Racing Team, grabbed the ninth position with a 1’37.622 lap, followed by Prima Pramac Racing’s Johann Zarco in tenth place, who clocked in at 1’37.880.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo had a challenging Q2 session and will start the race from the eleventh position with a lap time of 1’37.920. Rounding out the top 12 was Aleix Espargaro from Aprilia Racing, who managed a lap time of 1’38.136.
The stage is set for an intense battle at the Portugal Grand Prix, as riders from the top teams vie for victory. With Marquez back in form and securing pole position, fans can expect a thrilling race as these talented riders push their machines to the limit.