ALCAÑIZ, Spain (AP) — MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo set the pole position for the Aragón Grand Prix after he recovered from a crash in practice that sent him to the track’s medical center on Saturday.
The 21-year-old French rider crashed during the morning’s practice session, but he was back on his Yamaha for qualifying and recorded the fastest time after those of Maverick Viñales and Cal Crutchlow.
It was Quartararo's fourth pole of the season and the 10th of his career.
Quartararo leads Joan Mir by 10 points. Andrea Dovizioso is 18 points back, followed by Viñales at 19 points adrift the leader.
Mir will start Sunday’s race from sixth.
Valentino Rossi is not participating after testing positive for the coronavirus this week.
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