Australian Jack Miller claimed his second career MotoGP pole position and first in the last four years after being the fastest competitor in qualifying at Saturday’s San Marino Grand Prix.
The last time Miller had achieved pole was in 2018, when he led the field at the Termas de Río Hondo International Circuit, Argentina, in 2018. The 27-year-old led a great day for Ducati, which will have representatives in the first four places on the grid when the race begins on Sunday at the Misano circuit.
The oceanic set the best time in the classification with 1m31s899, 15 thousandths ahead of his teammate Francesco Bagnaia, who will start in fifth position for having been sanctioned.
Behind were the Italians Enea Bastianini and Marco Bezzecchi, while the Spanish Maverick Viñales, from Aprilia, will start in fourth position. Next will be Bagnaia, followed by the Frenchman and Italian Luca Marini, both from Ducati.
The current champion and leader of the championship, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, appeared with his Yamaha to get the eighth place in the classification, beating the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) and the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM).