Fabio Quartararo recorded his fourth consecutive pole position in style at Mugello ahead of Sunday’s Italian GP.
The factory Yamaha rider displayed incredible speed to clinch pole position with 1m 45.187s, breaking the lap record set by Francesco Bagnaia in FP3 with 1m 45.456s.
“This was probably the best lap I have ever done in my life.
“This is the type of track where you can feel the adrenaline. I was on the limit everywhere. In the first sector, I was moving all the time, but I just said, ‘I’m going to send it.
“Today was a good day. I really wanted this pole position because I know it’s important for us for the race,” said Quartararo.
Meanwhile, Bagnaia and Johann Zarco will accompany Quartararo at the front row after securing P2 and P3, respectively.
Despite struggling with a group of riders seeking a slipstream, Zarco managed to move up from twelfth place, thus putting him in an excellent spot to continue chasing the championship points.
Aleix Espargaro secured another impressive start to the season by coming in at P4, his best qualifying result so far onboard the RS-GP.
Jack Miller is also looking to continue his back-to-back wins in Jerez and Le Mans from P5 on the grid.