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MotoGP, Catalunya Grand Prix 2019: Qualifying results as Jack Miller struggles but Fabio Quartararo steals the show again

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French rider Fabio Quartararo has denied MotoGP champion Marc Marquez a home pole position in qualifying for the Catalunya Grand Prix.

The 20-year-old Petronas Yamaha rookie, who had surgery to his right arm 11 days ago and also crashed in final practice, lapped the Circuit de Catalunya with a fastest time of one minute and 39.484 seconds on Saturday.

His lap was a mere 0.015 quicker than Honda’s championship leader. Maverick Vinales made it two Spaniards on the front row with the third fastest lap for the factory Yamaha team.

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Fabio Quartararo took his second pole position of his rookie season.
Fabio Quartararo took his second pole position of his rookie season.Source: Getty Images

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F1 2019: Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, German Grand Prix

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Ferrari have admitted it is now not clear whether they or improving Red Bull are Mercedes’ closest challengers, heading into this week’s German Grand Prix.

Ferrari started the season appearing to be the team most likely to take the fight to all-conquering Mercedes, but while their campaign has yet to truly ignite, Red Bull have been making steady improvements and impressed in Austria, which they won, and Silverstone last time out.​

“They have certainly improved in the last two races,” said Mattia Binotto, Ferrari’s team principal.

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MotoGP 2019: Valentino Rossi, retirement, Yamaha

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The father of Valentino Rossi has defended his son as the Yamaha veteran toils through a dismal 2019 campaign.

Rossi, who turned 40 in February, has managed two podiums so far this season, but his 2019 charge was brought to a screaming halt following consecutive accidents at Mugello, Barcelona and Assen.

While just five points behind factory teammate Maverick Vinales in the standings, Rossi’s dreams of a tenth world title have already been quashed as Marc Marquez sprints towards a sixth premier class crown.

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V8 Supercars 2019: Ford Mustang, Tickford Racing, Scott McLaughlin, centre of gravity, parity

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The new changes to the Ford Mustang are “good for the sport”, according to Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards.

For only the second time this decade, Ford has sealed the Manufacturers’ Championship with Mustangs victorious in 16 of the season’s 18 races.

All six Mustangs are placed in the top 10 after the eighth round in Townsville. At the same stage 12 months ago, just three Mustangs sat in the top 10.

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