A masterpiece by Francesco Bagnaia and Ducati team. After dominating the free practice sessions at the Sachsenring Moto Gp weekend in view of the German Grand Prix, the Red of the two wheels and the Turin rider put on a show, putting everyone behind in an exciting qualifying, delayed by an electric blackout on the German circuit due to the unusual great heat also arrived in these parts. With a record time of 1: 19.931 ‘Pecco’ beat a very fierce Fabio Quartararo just 76 thousandths of a delay despite his physical condition not at its best. Third is Johann Zarco’s Ducati Pramac at 96 thousandths, while the fourth time behind the Aprilia driven by Aleix Espargaro ‘is excellent. Then the other Ducatis of Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini team) and Jack Miller (factory team). Luca Marini seventh, while Enea Bastianini does not go beyond a disappointing 17th position. THE STARTING GRID

Bagnaia’s super pole on a track considered very difficult for Ducati was a good start to the race. “It was a bit of a mess – the Turin driver admitted immediately after qualifying – I went long, it wasn’t easy with this heat and wind but in the end we managed to set a really good time. I’m very happy for having done it. the time on such a difficult track. We are managing to take advantage of the soft tires very well, I hope they always wear them. We are very ready for tomorrow, the others are fast too, but we are very very ready. Quartararo? We have to do ours tomorrow I want to continue having fun. With the heat that there is, those who start in front have an advantage “. The leader of the Quartararo drivers’ classification was also very satisfied with his front row despite his poor health conditions. “It is important to start from the front row here – underlines the French Yamaha rider – I am happy, I feel a bit sick but on the bike it does not affect me, I am really very happy. For tomorrow the pace is similar to Ducati, we hope to escape immediately. Street”.

No German GP for Alex Rins. At the end of the third free practice session at the Sachsenring circuit, the Spanish Suzuki rider decided not to continue his German weekend. His left wrist, fractured in the fall at the start of the Barcelona Grand Prix triggered by a slip by Nakagami, is still in pain. The Iberian finished in 17th position in the combined standings after FP3, but the sensations have not improved compared to yesterday. In the end, together with the team, the decision came to stop here. No qualifying, but above all no race for the Suzuki rider. “I will not compete in the German GP – said the Spaniard – I still feel too much pain and it is not safe for me and for the others”.

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