Aleix and Pol: first brothers to claim premier class poles

It was a momentous day for Pol Espargaro and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria. Pol Espargaro has qualified on pole position, which is his first pole since he stepped up to MotoGP™ back in 2014 and his first since he was on pole at the 2013 Valencia GP in Moto2™. Aleix and Pol Espargaro are the first brothers to take premier class pole positions. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) has qualified second as the top Honda and Independent Team rider, which is his best qualifying result and his first front row start since he stepped up to MotoGP™ in 2018. This is the second time this year he has qualified within the top three, but he will start from pitlane due to a penalty. With Zarco’s penalty, Mir starts from third, which is his first front row start in the premier class. This is the first time he fails to start from the front two rows at the Austrian venue.

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