Aragon MotoGP: Bagnaia destroys lap record for pole in Ducati 1-2
Francesco Bagnaia grabbed pole for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix by blasting the lap record to lead a Ducati 1-2 ahead of team-mate Jack Miller and Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo.
Ducati has littered the grid with eight strong motorcycles that has ensured it has had at least one rider stand on the podium at every grand prix in 2022. The drama of the Aragon Grand Prix has thrust Francesco Bagnaia well and truly into title contention with five races to go, and Ducati must now consider utilising a unique strength it has so far been reticent to embrace
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