Martin on pole in Valencia ahead of Bagnaia and Miller, Rossi tenth in the last qualifying

All Ducati front row in Valencia, the last GP of the season. And it’s poker’s Jorge Martin. The Ducati Pramac rider in the Valencia GP takes his fourth pole of the season with an extraordinary performance. With a time of 1: 29.936 the Spaniard precedes the Desmosedici of the official team, with Francesco Bagnaia second to 0.064 e Jack Miller third at 0.389: in the rush to chase the lead, both drivers in red, however, slide harmlessly in the final part of the session. Valentino Rossi closes the last qualifying in his career with the 10th time.

Bagnaia is driving Rossi: “It’s the least I could do”

Saturday to be framed for Ducati at the Tormo in Valencia, with a magnificent hat-trick in the front row ahead of the last GP of the season. Second place on the starting grid for Francesco Bagnaia, who does not hide that he preferred pole: «I would have preferred pole, I’m happy anyway and Martìn was very good. I can’t do the perfect lap and I don’t understand why, but we did a great job and I’m happy about this ». Bagnaia also brought Valentino Rossi behind him to help him get a better position on the grid: «Not much and I was getting hit, he had entered my air tunnel. Towing him is the least I could do, if I can help him I will always do it ».

Rossi: “Great Saturday for me and the team”

Tenth place for Valentino Rossi, who will start from the fourth row in his last career GP in MotoGP: «For me and for the team it was a great Saturday. Since the morning I have found better sensations in the saddle, with the setup and with the tires. I managed to go directly into Q2 and that changed everything, then the FP4 didn’t go badly. Finally, in qualifying, I improved my time and finished in the top 10 once more, moreover close to the best Yamaha ».

«It’s a really good feeling for me and the whole garage at the last race. Apart from the exciting moment, it is important to be able to have a good race. Pecco helped me and I’m happy. We hadn’t decided on a real strategy together, but I got out behind him, he saw me and kept pushing. I thank him. Then he crashed, but for me qualifying was over anyway, I was only able to give my best on the first lap. Maybe I could have done a little better, but this is my potential ».

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