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Czech MotoGP: Zarco takes shock pole as Quartararo crashes

Johann Zarco took a shock MotoGP pole position for Avintia Ducati at the Czech Grand Prix after a late crash for Fabio Quartararo, while Andrea Dovizioso was only 18th. Zarco put the KTM on the front row at Brno one year ago in wet conditions, but a week later had quit the Austrian marque amidst a miserable season on the RC16. Signed to ride for the underfunded Avintia squad on a year-old Ducati, Zarco stunned with his first pole since his Tech3 days - having last started from pole in Malaysia 2018 - to lead a French 1-2 in qualifying. The early part of the session was topped by KTM's Pol Espargaro with a 1m56.142s, though this was quickly beaten by Quartararo with the best lap of the...
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