Moto GP: Bagnaia sets lap record to claim pole at Aragon Grand Prix

Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second pole of the season after setting a lap record at the Aragon Grand Prix, edging team-mate Jack Miller in a Ducati one-two.

FILE PHOTO: Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second pole position of the season. - AP

Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second pole of the season after setting a lap record at the Aragon Grand Prix in Alcaniz on Saturday, edging team-mate Jack Miller in a Ducati one-two.

The pair was joined on the front row by world championship leader Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha while his closest challenger, Joan Mir of Suzuki, could only finish seventh fastest.

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"I'm very happy, I started the weekend with a lot of questions about this track, I've struggled here," Bagnaia said in a pit lane interview.

"But when I started these three days, the feeling was really great and I was happy about the bike. I improved the pace and the qualifying lap was incredible."

Honda's Marc Marquez, looking to win at the track for a sixth time, set the early pace but starts fourth on the grid - his best qualifying result of the season.

Marquez will be joined on the second row by Jorge Martin of Pramac Racing and Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia. Martin's team-mate Johann Zarco, who is third in the standings, starts back in 10th on the grid.

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