(Reuters) – Home favourite Fabio Quartararo edged out Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller to claim his third MotoGP pole position of the season at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans on Saturday.
Championship leader Quartararo powered through the final sector at the Bugatti Circuit to produce a near-faultless lap of one minute 31.315 seconds, finishing 0.222 clear of Miller.
Petronas Yamaha’s Quartararo will be starting at the front of the grid for the first time since the second round in Jerez in July.
“It feels special because the conditions were really tricky,” the 21-year-old said.
“I was very confident after yesterday’s practice sessions. I knew where we had to improve and where we could take the risk.
“I think we have the pace to