Dominant Vinales takes Australian MotoGP pole position

News 27 Oct 2019

Dominant Vinales takes Australian MotoGP pole position

Miller to start out of position nine at Phillip Island this afternoon.

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Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales has confirmed his pace at Phillip Island in Sunday morning qualifying ahead of the 2019 Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, storming to pole position in cool conditions.

Vinales’ flying lap of 1m28.492s was over half a second clear of impressive rookie Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), who rebounded from his incident on Friday to go via Q1 onto the front row. He was ahead of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda).

Leading row two will be Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha) in his 400th grand prix, edging Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda). Positions nine through 10 were completed by Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), his teammate Andrea Iannone, Australia’s Jack Miller (Pramac Racing Ducati) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

The warm-up sessions earlier this morning were led by Vinales once again in the premier class, as Red Bull KTM Ajo teammates Brad Binder and Jorge Martin topped Moto2, while Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) was quickest in Moto3.

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