Ducati match a Saturday record after just six rounds

We might only be at the sixth round of 2022 but Ducati have already managed to match a factory record. Francesco Bagnaia has qualified on pole position (setting a new all-time lap record at Jerez) for the seventh time in MotoGPā„¢Ā and for the first time sinceĀ visit to Portimao in November of last year. He will be aiming to win for the first time since Valencia last year (which is also his most recent podium). This is Ducatiā€™s third pole position at Jerez in MotoGPā„¢, along with Loris Capirossi in both 2003, the very first pole position for the Italian factory in the class, and 2006. He will be aiming to win for the first time in back-to-back races since Doha and Portugal last year. He will be aiming to give Aprilia back-to-back premier class podiums for the first time in their history. He will be aiming to stand on the podium for the first time since he won at the Emilia Romagna GP last year. On pole last time out in Portugal, Johann Zarco was in Q1 for the second time this year along with Qatar. He qualified sixth for the second successive time in Jerez and will be aiming to win for the first time in MotoGPā„¢.

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