Personal best and session best sectors were lighting up the timing screens, but no one was going faster than Navarro. The Speed Up rider took provisional pole position by 0.3 after Binder had just taken top spot, and it was timed to perfection. With just over five minutes to go in Q2, heavy rain fell in the opening sector of the circuit. This put an end to everyone’s hopes of improving their times, and it meant Navarro was on pole for the third time in 2019. Himself, second place Binder and third place Marini can all stop Marquez from claiming the title this weekend, with the three launching from the front row aiming for victory.