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Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns pole for final Cup race at Talladega

Earnhardt was fastest in Round 1 and backed that up with a lap of 190.544mph for his first pole at the 2.66-mile track and his 15th-career Cup pole.“Hey y’all all right, awesome car,” Earnhardt said after taking his second lap. “First pole here. Pretty awesome.”Chase Elliott was second to give Hendrick Motorsports the front row for the Alabama 500. The ...

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MotoGP Motegi: Moto3 pole for Bulega as Mir struggles

Sky VR|46 star Nico Bulega has taken pole position for tomorrow’s Moto3 race at the Motegi MotoGP round after going fastest on Friday and being the man to beat for much of the weekend. With conditions still wet and looking to remain so, the Italian has barely looked back since topping FP1 after an 18-lap non-stop stint – something that ...

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MotoGP Motegi: Home Moto2 pole for Nakagami, Morbidelli 15th

Japanese Moto2 star Taka Nakagami nicked Moto2 pole from under the nose of Alex Marquez with his final lap of today’s qualifying session while championship leaders Franco Morbidelli and Tom Luthi are down in 15th 13th places respectively. Nakagami was nowhere in the damp conditions but when the track dried, the Team Asia star found his pace, taking top spot ...

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Byrne sets fastest-ever lap for pole, Haslam falls

Shane Byrne has produced the fastest-ever lap around Brands Hatch GP for pole position at his home circuit, while Leon Haslam has tipped off late on in Q3 to be shuffled back to fourth in qualifying. The defending BSB champion needs to overhaul a 33-point deficit on Haslam, while he is also one point off of Josh Brookes, and has started strongly ...

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MotoGP Motegi: Marquez sacrifices pole for slick-tyre time

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez sacrificed pole position at Motegi today in order to get in some laps with slicks on a drying track in case of a flag-to-flag situation in Sunday’s race. The championship leader set a blistering opening lap to secure top spot on the timesheet and then pitted for a swap to slicks while Valentino Rossi ...

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MotoGP Motegi: Zarco bags wet pole in Japan

Monster Yamaha’s Johann Zarco has taken his second-ever MotoGP pole position with top spot in today’s qualifying session at Motegi, fending off a late challenge from Danilo Petrucci while reigning champion Marc Marquez had to rely on his first flying lap time after taking a slick-tyre gamble. Marquez’ best time from his first run, a 1’53.903 complete with a huge ...

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Zarco on pole after Marquez slick tyre gamble

Johann Zarco Johann Zarco has qualified on pole for the Japanese Grand Prix after previous fast man Marc Marquez finished the session on slicks on a drying Motegi circuit. Despite appearing unbeatable at the start of the session, Marquez (Repsol Honda) was very nearly bumped off the front row altogether as Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) qualified second-fastest. Zarco was third-fastest ...

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Zarco on pole after Marquez slick tyre gamble

Johann Zarco Johann Zarco has qualified on pole for the Japanese Grand Prix after previous fast man Marc Marquez finished the session on slicks on a drying Motegi circuit. Despite appearing unbeatable at the start of the session, Marquez (Repsol Honda) was very nearly bumped off the front row altogether as Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) qualified second-fastest. Zarco was third-fastest ...

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McLaughlin posts 2:03s lap to secure Bathurst pole

DJR Team Penske Scott McLaughlin delivered a devastating fastest ever Supercars lap at Mount Panorama to secure the Armor All Pole position for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Last out in the Top 10 shootout, the Shell V-Power racing driver produced a stunning effort to log a 2:03.8312s to claim pole psoition. The feat was made even more impressive after ...

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Record setting Hamilton takes maiden Suzuka pole

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton shattered the track lap record as he claimed his maiden Formula 1 pole position at Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton set a best of 1:27.319s to confirm himself at the front of the field for tomorrow’s race, a time nobody could get within a third of a second of. Bottas made sure it was ...

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