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Zarco claims maiden MotoGP pole in Assen


Johann Zarco, right, celebrates with teammate Jonas Folger after winning the MotoGP qualifying session.

YAMAHA Tech3’s young French rider Johann Zarco beat four-time champion Marc Marquez in qualifying to claim his maiden MotoGP pole on Saturday for the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen.

Honda’s experienced Spaniard Marquez and Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci keep Zarco company on the front row.

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi sets off on the second row with Briton Scott Redding and Zarco’s teammate Jonas Folger.

Reigning Moto2 champion Zarco, at only his eighth attempt, becomes the first Frenchman since Olivier Jacque in Germany 15 years ago to set off from pole in the world championship’s top category.

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Johann Zarco, right, celebrates with teammate Jonas Folger after winning pole.Source:AP

Leading grid positions for Sunday’s Dutch MotoGP after qualifying in Assen on Saturday:

1st row 1 Johann Zarco (FRA/Yamaha Tech3) 1min 46.141sec, 2. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) at 0.065sec, 3. Danilo Petrucc…

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