Rossi, Marquez and Miller pretty much ground to a halt on the Wellington Straight as the trio waited to see who would lead. Needing a lap time, Rossi had to go, as Marquez and Miller slotted into Rossi’s tow. And it was a good tow. All three were up in the first sector, and the second, and then the third – Marquez it was that was under Quartararo’s time by the most though, 0.4 his advantage coming into the final section. Heading through Luffield, all three riders were still on for pole. Rossi rounded Woodcote and went P1, but Marquez immediately knocked the 40-year-old down to P2 as Miller made sure he would line up on the front row – Quartararo would have to settle for fourth as Miller and Rossi edge the rookie out.