The first day of the weekend of action was finished, both in MotoGP like in Formula 1. Minutes after training in Imola ended, the highest category of motorcycling did the same. Faced with the latent threat of rain in the circuit Portimao, the pilots went out to give the best laps of the weekend and the day of Saturday began to beat.
Bagnaia French He was the fastest so far and appears to be qualified for Saturday’s second qualifying round. The Ducati The official team set the pace again on one lap and kept the best time. It was 1m39s866, improving almost three seconds the time of the first session.
Fabio Quartararo left again Yamaha well above. The Frenchman was the second classified and also seems to put his name among the candidates to obtain tomorrow’s pole. After winning in the Doha Grand Prix, Fabio will seek the leadership of the World Cup this Sunday. Johann zarco, who leads the championship, finished eighth, almost two seconds behind Bagnaia.
The last champion, Joan Mir, He became the protagonist again after two somewhat difficult races. The Spaniard finished third, although he couldn’t keep up with the powerful Ducati de Bagnaia. More than three tenths separated Mir from Bagnaia, so the fight for pole position will be more than tight in qualifying this Saturday.
Marc Márquez He showed again that he is with an outstanding rhythm. Despite not being at 100%, the Spaniard was sixth, improving the times this morning by almost two seconds. The rhythm of the Sling seems to improve, even though Pol Espargaro it was far behind the leaders, in 12th place.