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The Two Faces of Ducati: Marini’s Pole Position and Bagnaia’s Qualification Woes

Money MariniWhile Bagnaia he badly gets his qualification wrong. The two faces of Ducatithat of the Mooney VR46 celebrating its driver’s pole position fresh from collarbone surgery (operated two weeks ago), and that maybe a little worried of the official team, which sees its number one forced to start from the fifth row with the thirteenth time. Marini kept pace on his day of grace the Aprilia di Vinales ed Espargaró, finished behind him, after dominating the day on Friday. “Anyway, I’m super happy, we’re lapping well even at pace”, says Maverick, second by 39 thousandths.

Bezzecchi crashes, will start 9th

Luca Marini will have to rely on painkillers to compete, having returned from the injury suffered in the Sprint in India with a scar yet to heal. “We worked well. The strategy to exploit the front tire was excellent, but the race will be tough”, says the Pesaro native after signing his first pole position in MotoGP. Until a few days before, his team didn’t even know who they would bring to Indonesia: Luca only passed the medical exam to race on Thursday, together with Marco Bezzecchi, operated on five days before returning for the injury (broken collarbone for him too) suffered in training on the Academy track, at Rossi’s home. Marco surprised with the third time in pre-qualifying, but in qualifying he suffered a crash which forced him to continue with the second bike. For him a ninth time, a little tasteless in light of the result of the day before, but promising in view of the race which could bring him closer to the lead of the World Championship.

Bagnaia remains out of Q2

Bagnaia will have to defend his three-point lead over Martin with all his teeth. Pecco stopped in Q1, after a complicated Friday, and ran away to his garage enraged and disappointed after a qualifying that puts the entire weekend at risk and consequently his slim lead in the standings. Jorge Martin starts ahead of him with the sixth fastest time and the chance to cancel the disadvantage. Aside from the duel in the World Cup that catalyzes attention, the evidence of Quarterlywho stopped one step away from the front row with the fourth fastest time, and of Fabio By Giannantonio finished in seventh position, just ahead of the rider who will take his place in the Gresini team next year, Marc Marquezone of many who crashed during these qualifying sessions.

2023-10-14 03:50:09
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