Bastianini, Marc Marquez progress through Q1

The top two were comfortably clear of the chasing field and will now participate in the battle for pole

Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) both progressed through Q1 at the Octo Grand Prix of San Marino with the Italian rookie the fastest rider in the session, thanks to a 1:31.876, leaving him with a 0.153 cushion over the eight-time Champion.

Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) was unfortunate to miss out as a crash cost him dearly while he was on a hot lap and looked to threaten the top two. Hopes that Valentino Rossi would progress dissipated quickly after the Petronas SRT rider hit the deck once again in Misano, and the Doctor will line up 23rd on the grid. It’s not been a good weekend for the KTMs, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) compounding their misery with a late crash.

Next up is the battle for pole in Q2, make sure you stay tuned.

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