Australian Jack Miller will be second on the grid at the Catalan Grand Prix in search of his third MotoGP triumph of the year.
- Miller finished second in qualifying behind Fabio Quartararo
- The Australian has already won the Spanish and French MotoGP races this year
- Quartararo leads the MotoGP overall standings
Miller set the second best time in qualifying in Barcelona despite an accident that he survived unscathed while MotoGP leader Fabio Quartararo secured pole.
The 26-year-old won two races – the Spanish and French MotoGP races – on the go on his Ducati in May to talk about the world title after a bad start to the season.
But he has to get past Quartararo, who set the fastest lap and became the first driver to win five pole positions in a row in seven years. Johann Zarco came third.
The 22-year-old Quartararo leads the competition after six races with 105 points, followed by Zarco with 81, while Miller is fourth with 74 points.
“We know that we still have room for improvement, but I’m very happy to be back on pole,” said Frenchman Quartararo.
Quartararo previously took pole in the Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian races.
Six-time former MotoGP champion Marquez continued to struggle after returning from a long injury break.
He didn’t manage to make the cut for the final qualifying of the top 10 drivers and will start the race on Sunday from 13th on the grid.
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