Francesco Bagnaia has qualified on pole (setting a new all-time lap record at Jerez) for the seventh time in MotoGP™ and the first time since Algarve last year. He will be aiming to win for the first time since Valencia last year (which is also his most recent podium).
This is Ducati’s third pole position at Jerez in MotoGP™ along with Loris Capirossi in both 2003, the very first pole position for the Italian factory in the class, and 2006.
After Jorge Martin (Qatar/Americas), Johann Zarco (Portugal), Francesco Bagnaia is the third different Ducati polesitter so far this season equalling the record for the Italian factory from 2018 and 2021.
Failing to qualify on pole position for the first time at Jerez since he stepped up to MotoGP™ in 2019, Fabio Quartararo has qualified second for his second front row start of the season along with Indonesia, when he was on pole. He will be aiming to win for the first time in back-to-back races since Doha and Portugal last year.
This is Quartararo’s 38th front row in MotoGP™. Over his 37 previous front-row starts, he went on to finish on the podium 20 times (including seven of his nine premier class wins so far).
Aleix Espargaro has qualified third for his third front row so far this season along with Argentina (when he was on pole) and Portugal (when he was P3). Both times he went on to finish on the podium. He will be aiming to give Aprilia their first back-to-back premier class podiums.
Winner last year at Jerez, Jack Miller has qualified fourth, which is the third successive time he has qualified on the front two rows. He will be aiming to win for the first time since France last year.
Marc Marquez has qualified fifth as the top Honda for his second-best qualifying so far this season after Qatar, when he was third. He’ll be aiming to take a podium for the first time since his win in Emilia-Romagna last year.
On pole last time out in Portugal, Johann Zarco was in Q1 for the second time this year along with Qatar. He qualified sixth for the second successive time in Jerez and will be aiming to win for the first time in MotoGP™.
Takaaki Nakagami, who has finished P4 in the last two races held at Jerez, has qualified seventh for his best qualifying result since he was fifth at the Americas GP last year. He will be aiming to stand on the podium for the first time in MotoGP™.
After passing through Q1, rookie Marco Bezzecchi has qualified eighth for his second-best qualifying result so far in MotoGP™ after he was sixth last week in Portugal. His best MotoGP™ result so far is P9 in Argentina.
Joan Mir, who crashed at the end of Q2, is ninth and top Suzuki. It’s the fourth time so far this year he starts from the third row. Eight of his 13 MotoGP™ podiums so far came after he started from the third row or lower.
Tied on points with Fabio Quartararo in the Championship, Alex Rins has qualified 14th for his second-worst qualifying so far this season after he was 23rd last week in Portugal but eventually finished the race in fourth. His best MotoGP™ result at Jerez is P2 in 2019.