Will Espargaro have 2015 nightmare on his mind on Sunday?

Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro will line up on pole position at his home circuit for the second time in his career after he repeated his 2015 heroics. It’s the first time he’s achieved more than one pole position with a factory as well after Assen in 2014 whilst riding a Forward Yamaha, Catalunya in 2015 with Suzuki and Argentina earlier this year with Aprilia. He will be aiming to give Aprilia podiums in five successive premier class races for the first time. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) has qualified second, which is the fourth time so far this year he has qualified on the front row. He will be aiming to win back-to-back races for the first time since the Algarve and Valencia Grands Prix last year. He will be aiming to win for the second time this year along with Portugal and add a second Catalan GP victory to his name after taking the win in 2020. Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) has qualified sixth, which is the first time he has qualified within the front two rows since the Americas GP earlier this year when he was on pole position. He will be aiming to stand on the podium for the second time so far this year along with Argentina when he was P2. He will be aiming to stand on the podium for the first time with Aprilia.

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