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14.56 Valentino Rossi will aim to finish on the podium tomorrow. It will not be easy, but it seems that Yamaha has it more on this track than other teams.
14.53 Viñales had a perfect lap to secure his second pole position of the season.
14.52 1’31’411 the time for Viñales is also a track record. Morbidelli is 0.312 behind, Quartararo +0.380 and Rossi +0.466. Four Yamaha in the top four positions. Follow, in order, Miller, Bagnaia, Rins, Dovizioso, Zarco, P. Espargaro and Oliveira.
14.51 Viñales takes the pole position ahead of Morbidelli, and Quartararo. Rossi is in P4 who performed his best qualifying of the season.
14.50 VINALES TAKES POLE POSITION! Quartararo and Rossi do not improve their times in their last attempts. The front row sees Viñales, Morbidelli and Quartararo, respectively starting from the first three positions.
14.49 A mistake forces Rossi to decide everything in his last lap.
14.48 Dovizioso gains some positions and takes P6.
14.47 Valentino Rossi is not improving in this lap with new tyres. Viñales was the last one to change the tyres.
14.46 Another incredible lap from Maverick Viñales who takes the lead in 1’31″787! Only 0.004 ahead of Quartararo and 0.090 ahead of Rossi. Yamaha is on fire today.
14.43 Viñales goes faster and improves his time, but he is 0.303 behind the leader. Valentino Rossi needs to improve Sector 3 to aim for the pole position.
14.40 Quartararo takes the lead in 1’31″791. Valentino Rossi is in P2, only 0.086 behind the pole position. Great performance so far for Morbidelli who is in P3. Bagnaia is in the fourth position at the moment. Incredible for him since it is the first race after the injury. Incredible laps for the Italians who seem to be particularly at ease on this track.
14.39 Viñales is in the leas in 1’32″130, followed by Bagnaia, Miller, Morbidelli and Rossi. Quartararo found yellow flags after Espargaro crushed and has to do everything from the start again.
14.38 P. Espargaro crushes!
14.37 Everyone is on track with a medium tyre in the front and a soft one in the back. Hard in the front for Bagnaia, Quartararo and Morbidelli.
14.36 Valentino Rossi is also on track.
14.35 The first ones to start are P. Espargaro and Dovizioso.
14.35 Q2 starts now!
14.33 Last time that Valentino Rossi started from the front row was the British GP 2019. This year he has got a P4 as the best starting grid position in the Andalucia GP.
14.32 Quartararo is chasing the third pole position in the season.
14.31 Fabio Quartararo will be the favourite in Q2, followed by Viñales and Morbidelli. Valentino Rossi, with a perfect lap, could aim for the front row. P. Espargaro has his say in this Q2, and we cannot exclude Suzuki from the fight for the top positions.
14.30 Now into Q2. 15 minutes to decide the starting grid.
14.26 Petrucci’s last attempt is not enough. P. Espargaro and Oliveira move to Q2. From P13, in order, Aleix Espargaro, Petrucci, Binder, Rabat, Lecuona, Bradl, Smith, and Alex Marquez.
14.24 Oliveira takes P2 at the moment. Petrucci is going faster in Sector 1.
14.23 Petrucci is not improving his time, he has one last attempt to try to go into Q2.
14.23 P. Espargaro keeps the lead with a faster lap in 1’32″064. It is an incredible time that could allow him to start in a great position.
14.19 Petrucci goes back on track with a new soft tyre on the back. He has a 0.123 gap from Aleix Espargaro who has the last spot to qualify in Q2 at the moment.
14.18 At the moment, P. Espargaro is ahead of his brother Aleix, Petrucci, Oliveira, Binder, Nakagami, Rabat, Lecuona, Bradl, Smith and A. Marquez.
14.17 Oliveira and Binder are in P4 and P5, respectively. Here at Misano KTM is not as brilliant as it was on other tracks.
14.15 P. Espargaro (KTM) has a medium tyre in the back and takes the lead with 0.132 advantage on his brother. Petrucci in P3, 0.259 behind the lead.
14.14 The Espargaro brothers are immediately in the front, with Aleix in 1’32″295, only 0.213 ahead of Pol.
14.12 The riders in Q1 are P. Espargaro, A. Espargaro, Nakagami, Lecuona, Petrucci, Oliveira, Binder, Smith, A. Marquez, Rabat and Bradl. Crutchlow was declared unfit to ride at Misano after his injury, therefore he will not start this weekend.
14.11 Q1 lasts 15 minutes. Only the top two riders will qualify for Q2. The remaining riders will start from P13 and behind.
14.10 Q1 starts now!
Good afternoon and welcome to the LIVE updates of the qualifying of the San Marino GP 2020, the sixth round of MotoGP 2020, and the first of the two races on this track. On this track, named after Marco Simoncelli, it is not easy to overtake during the race; therefore, today’s qualifying session is essential to aim for a prestigious result.
Yamaha seems to be the favourite today, aiming to occupy the entire front row, after the potential shown by Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Viñales, Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi. The latter set the best time during free practice, aiming to be a protagonist during the qualifying. Ducati will depend on Jack Miller, after the struggles that both Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci had during the entire weekend. Suzuki and KTM could be prestigious outsider today, although all the riders of the Austrian team will need to ride in Q1 to try to qualify among the top twelve positions.
OA Sport offers the LIVE qualifying updates of the San Marino GP 2020: real-time and minute by minute updates not to miss any action. Qualifying starts at 14.10. Enjoy!
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