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Quartararo takes first ever Moto3™ pole

 Quartararo takes first ever Moto3™ pole

Fabio Quartararo claimed his maiden Moto3™ pole position in a two-way battle with Danny Kent during Qualifying at the Circuito de Jerez.

Estrella Galicia 0,0’s French rookie won the fight with Danny Kent on the Leopard Racing Honda to end up on top of the timesheets. Kent was just 0.120s behind Quartararo, after being held up on his final flying lap by Zulfhami Khairuddin when it appeared like he would set the fastest time of the session.

Completing the front row is Miguel Oliveira (+0.193s) on the first of the KTM Red Bull Ajo bikes, ahead of his teammate Brad Binder (+0.389s) in fourth. Phillip Oettl put the Schedl GP Racing KTM fifth on the grid, with Karel Hanika setting a time good enough for sixth, before a massive highside at the end of the session left the Czech rider having to go to the Medical Centre with elbow pain.

Enea Bastianini ended the session in 7th ahead of his compatriots Romano Fenati and Niccolo Antonelli, who make it an all-Italian third row, with Quartararo’s teammate Jorge Navarro completing the top ten.

Check out the full Moto3™ Qualifying times; the race is due to start at 11:00 local time in Jerez on Sunday.

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