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RECAP: Bagnaia takes third consecutive pole position at COTA

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 01: Francesco Bagnaia of Italy and Ducati Lenovo Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP Of The Americas – Free Practice on October 01, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Francesco Bagnaia has taken pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of The Americas after a dominant qualifying session.

Qualifying 1 saw Luca Marini take the best time with a 2:03.410, which was one tenth faster than Joan Mir in second.

The first qualifying session saw three fallers. The first was Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, who suffered his fourth fall of the weekend. Miguel Oliveira and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi quickly followed.

It initially looked as though Marc Marquez would retain his record of pole positions at the Circuit of the Americas, setting the initial fastest time of 2:03.209. Jorge Martin was in a close second, with LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami in third.

In the end, qualifying 2 saw Francesco Bagnaia emerge as the fastest, taking pole position with a time of 2:02.781. Championship leader Fabio Quartararo took P2 in a distant three-tenths adrift. Marc Marquez took P3 with his record of poles at the Circuit of The Americas coming to an end.

Here are the full results from qualifying:

1Francesco BagnaiaDucati Lenovo Team 2.02.781
2Fabio QuartararoMonster Energy Yamaha 2.03.129
3Marc MarquezRepsol Honda Team 2.03.209
4Jorge MartinPramac Racing 2.03.278
5Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda IDEMITSU 2.03.292
6Johann ZarcoPramac Racing 2.03.379
7Alex RinsTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR 2.03.453
8Joan MirTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR 2.03.528
9Luca MariniSKY VR46 Avintia 2.03.546
10Jack MillerDucati Lenovo Team 2.03.720
11Brad BinderRed Bull KTM Factory Racing 2.03.781
12Pol EspargaroRepsol Honda Team 2.03.875
13Franco MorbidelliMonster Energy Yamaha 2.03.462
14Andrea DoviziosoPetronas Yamaha SRT2.04.044
15Alex MarquezLCR Honda 2.04.100
16Enea BastianiniEsponsorama Racing 2.04.118
17Iker LecuonaTech 3 KTM Factory Racing 2.04.324
18Miguel OliveiraRed Bull KTM Factory Racing 2.04.392
19Aleix EspargaroAprilia Racing Team Gresini 2.04.419
20Valentino RossiPetronas Yamaha SRT 2.04.699
21Danilo PetrucciTech 3 KTM Factory Racing 2.04.829
2021 MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas
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