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Marc Márquez’s bike ends in flames and Di Giannantonio surprises with pole

the italian pilot Fabio DiGiannantonio (Ducati) has signed pole for the MotoGP race of the Italian Grand Prix, the eighth round of the Motorcycle World Championship that takes place this weekend at the Mugello circuit, ahead of his compatriots Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) and from Luca Marina (Ducati), while the Spanish Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) will start seventh, just behind championship leader Frenchman fabio quartararo (Yamaha).

In a spectacular qualifying session, diggia achieved his pass for the final round in Q1 and established, with the clock at zero, a time of 1:46.156 that earned him to achieve his first pole position in the premier classthe sixth from a different driver this season.

In addition, that of rookie Romano represents the first starting position for a Ducati in MotoGP since Andrea Iannone achieved it in 2015. With this, three satellite bikes will occupy the places on the first starting row.

For his part, Aleix Espargaró, second in the World Championship, will start on the third row of the grid, one behind the leader Quartararo, from whom he is separated by four points in the drivers’ standings. Granollers is also the first Spaniard on the grid.

With rain and lightning threatening the Mugello circuit, Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) tried to take advantage of his previous run through Q1 —from where he advanced with the second fastest time— to set a good time as soon as Q2 began, but he fell to the ground at the first change due to the humidity of the track and his motorcycle ended up engulfed in flames.

Back to competition again, but Márquez, after going around the track with the second bike, entered his workshop with eleven minutes of training ahead of him and on the track it was Di Giannantonio who set the first fastest lap time in the category, 1:49.124. On the next lap he overtook Bezzecchi, but from behind diggia He regained the first position, 1:47.163 and 1:46.907.

Less than five minutes from the end, Marc Márquez decided to go out on the track with the dry setting on his second Repsol Honda, just behind the french johann zarco (Ducati, who achieved precisely the best time in that sixth lap, then overtook by Bezzecchi, but the final minutes ended up relegating him to twelfth position in the standings, led by a masterful Fabio di Giannantonio on his last lap, ahead of his compatriots Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini.

Up to five Ducati finished in the first positions, because after the previous ones they qualified johann zarco Y Pecco Bagnaiawith the champion and leader of the MotoGP world championship, the French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) as the first “non” Ducati rider, sixth, ahead of Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), in whose third row will also be the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami (Honda ) and Spaniard Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda).

On the fourth line, the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) and the Spanish George Martin (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) and Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V).

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