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Assen MotoGP Qualifying Results

Rookie Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) broke two records today. He became the youngest rider in MotoGP history to earn back-to-back pole positions. He also broke the lap record at the Assen circuit.

Quartararo will line up on the front row alongside Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) in second and Alex Rins (Suzuki) in third.

Jorge Lorenzo (Honda) was injured in a practice crash and will not participate further this weekend. Lorenzo fractured two vertebrae in his back, and is anticipated to return to action at the Brno round in early August.

Take a look here for full qualifying results. Stay tuned for race coverage on MD tomorrow.

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  1. Mick says:

    So Lorenzo got hurt practicing how to make a convincing lowside that takes out all of your teammate’s competition.

    Geez. I thought that he had it pretty dialed in last time. You can get hurt practicing that stuff you know. I’ll bet he’s thinking that maybe that wasn’t a good idea.

  2. mickey says:

    Should be a good race. Wonder if Zarco is missing that sweet handling M-1 Yamaha. QUatararo is certainly taking advantage of it. Might be a bad weekend for Ducati. Rins looked awesome in qualifying and had pole for awhile. 2 Suzukis in the top 5.

    Marquez had another miraculous save in qualifying. He’d better teach the technique to Lorenzo before he kills himself on the track.

    • xLaYN says:

      “He’d better teach the technique to Lorenzo before he kills himself on the track.”

      LOL, Lorenzo pull out an even better trick last year gp saving his career by landing his deal with Honda…

      run a couple of great races by the end of the year is not enough… (I think), I can just wonder what’s the word on Honda lockers and HQ…

      • Dave says:

        With a setback like this, and his lack of progress on what is supposed to be the most competitive bike in the paddock, Lorenzo’s career may be over.

        • TimC says:

          I actually kind of feel for the guy. Ducati had their mind made up – then he started rocking it. Now this.

          • Dave says:

            I do too. He’s proven he’s got the goods when the equipment is right but aside for the last half of last season, it’s been a rough couple of years. GP is better when there’s more win-capable riders on the track and we’re missing a good one in Jorge.

        • viktor92 says:

          I really doubt the Honda is the most competitive bike of the paddock. Maybe it’s Marquez that has the talent to ride it at the front, or it’s a bike tailor made to him, but the rest of the Honda’s pilots are far away from the other brands…

    • VLJ says:

      Yep, Zarco has to be the bitterest dude in the paddock. It wasn’t that long ago that HE was Quartararo, and now he’s not even an also-ran. No hope in sight, either.

      Beware chasing those $$, especially early in your career. Win, and the $$ will come.

      • TimC says:

        Rossi probably isn’t real thrilled either. It clearly isn’t a universal problem with the Yamahas.

        I was hoping he’d get one more and make up for humping the sheep his last championship chance. But it’s looking like that’s increasingly unlikely. The younger Aliens are arriving.

        • Scott the Aussie says:

          Yes it certainly looks like he won’t win another championship now. Time catches up with everyone. I was never a fanboi, but he is a superb rider and literally the face of MotoGP.

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