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European MotoGP: Espargaro pips Rins to pole as Quartararo struggles

Pol Espargaro denied Suzuki pole in a tense wet MotoGP European Grand Prix qualifying, with points leader Joan Mir fifth and a poor showing from Petronas SRT. The Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia was the scene of Espargaro's and KTM's first-ever MotoGP podium in 2018 in a wet grand prix, and Espargaro put in another impressive performance at the circuit, edging Alex Rins by 0.041 seconds in qualifying for the first European GP since 1995. Rins set the early pace on the Suzuki with a 1m41.714s, though was soon usurped by team-mate Mir, who posted a 1m41.662s. Top spot continued to change hands as the track dried out, though not enough for a switch to slicks. Franco Morbidelli on the SRT...
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