In qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, Spaniard Jorge Martin took pole position. The Italian Francesco Bagnaia, who can be crowned world champion, will start ninth. His main rival, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, will start in twelfth position.
Everything could be played out this weekend. This Saturday, during qualifying for the Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix, it was Spaniard Jorge Martin, Ducati-Pramac rider, who took pole position, with, in passing, the lap record. This first line was completed by Enea Bastianini (Ducati) but also by Marc Marquez (Honda). Far behind, the Italian Francesco Bagnaia, pilot for Ducati and who can be crowned, for the very first time in his career, world champion in the specialty at the end of the race which will take place this Sunday, fell. After, however, having made a very good impression during Q1, the first part of qualifying. Despite everything, the Transalpin will start in ninth position on the grid. The current leader of the World Drivers’ Championship standings is even better than his main rival for the title, namely Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, resident of the Yamaha team.
Quartararo has failed
The reigning world champion in the specialty could not do better than twelfth and last in Q2, in a very complicated session for him, where he ultimately never got into the rhythm to play the leading roles. He will therefore have to raise his level if he wants the suspense to remain until the end of this 2022 season. In the meantime, the Habs, who are a total of fourteen points behind the Italian Francesco Bagnaia, will have to leave the fourth line. Two other pilots still remain mathematically in the race to also win this famous title of world champion, even if their respective chances are slimmer. They are the Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) as well as the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati-Gresini). The two men will start tenth and second respectively on the grid. This Malaysian Grand Prix will start from 9:00 a.m. French time this Sunday.