It would not hurt, not bad at all, for Marc Márquez if the forecasts of the weather forecast were fulfilled that speak of a high possibility of rain for tomorrow, because in the dry he is not able to win the race after what was seen in Q2 of the French GP. The Repsol Honda rider was the best Honda on the asphalt at Le Mans, precisely ahead of Pol and Nakagamo, but that has given him nothing more than to be tenth, far from the pole position achieved by Bagnaia, with a track record included.
Pecco has added his eighth pole since he is in MotoGP and has led the Ducati double, without caring that his teammate Miller, who finished second, benefited from his wheel. The Italian has already shown with his victory in Jerez that he is back and he looks like he has a chance of winning on this dry circuit and with Quartararo’s permission. The great local hero failed in the fight for pole, because he could only be fourth, but he showed himself once again as the driver with the best pace. Sure he will want the race to be dry, but he has already shown recently that the water is not a problem for him.
The one who will also have a lot to say, whether dry or wet, is Aleix Espargaró who continues to impress on the Aprilia’s handlebars. What else does the man from Granollers have to do so that Noale’s house puts a renewal contract on the table that satisfies him? Seeing him once again at the foot of the podium, hugging his son Max, is moving and contradicts the idea that being a father takes away a few valuable tenths of a second per lap. Well, good old Aleix isn’t doing well or anything, the same one who suffered a crash in FP4 that didn’t diminish his confidence in qualifying at all.
After the three from the first row (Bagnaia, Miller and Aleix), Quartararo, Bastianini and Zarco will start from the second. From the third, Mir, Rins and Martín (the Spaniard and the Spaniard from Madrid reached Q2 from Q1). And from the fourth, Márquez, Pol and Nakagami. Further back will be Maverick 14th, Álex Márquez 21st and Fernández 24th.
To top it off, it was surprising that, unlike FP3, where he went from fifteenth to fourth place, Márquez did not catch any wheels that would help him climb positions. It’s not that he didn’t leave anyone, it’s that he didn’t even look for her. In the morning, Quartararo’s was the savior and the champion didn’t mind.