Miguel Oliveira has made history by getting the first pole for a Portuguese in MotoGP. The local driver will start from the first position in the Portuguese Grand Prix, after setting the best time (1: 38.892) in Q2 ahead of Franco Morbidelli, who will start from second position. The Italian came very close to taking pole, but the Portuguese snatched it from him at the last moment. Miller will complete a first row entirely of satellite motorcycles, as already happened in Valencia.
With the title already decided, the runner-up remains to be resolved. Morbidelli is the best placed on the starting grid, while Álex Rins, third overall, will start from tenth position, Viñales eighth and Quartararo fifth. Dovizioso and Pol Espargaró also have mathematical options to reach that position, although they could not set a great time and will start from twelfth and ninth respectively.
For its part, Joan Mir, already champion, did not have a good day and could not get past Q1. The Suzuki rider not only failed to be in Q2 but also set the third worst time of Q1, and will start from the twentieth position. Mir is no longer playing anything and this grand prize will be to enjoy thanks to the fact that he sentenced the title in the last race in the GP of the Valencian Community, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.
Alex Marquez it was not very successful and will start from the sixteenth position, in what will be his last race with the Repsol Honda team, since next year he will race with the LCR. Right behind you will have Valentino Rossi, who will say goodbye to Yamaha. This Sunday will be a day of farewells for many drivers, who will change their scene at the end of this season.