MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

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Teruel MotoGP qualifying: start time, how to watch
Teruel MotoGP qualifying: start time, how to watch

MotoGP completes its latest triple-header with a second consecutive race at Aragon with the Teruel Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying.

Honda's resurgence has continued at Aragon with Alex Marquez topping the first practice session before Takaaki Nakagami took over at the top in second practice on Friday, beating Yamaha's Maverick Vinales as LCR team-mate Cal Crutchlow slotted into third place.

It was a difficult day for the Ducati riders though, all finishing FP2 outside of the top 10 with Andrea Dovizioso conceding the Italian manufacturer "didn't make any step forward".

After suffering with a front tyre pressure issue in the first Aragon race, and duly dropping to 18th place - therefore losing the MotoGP world championship lead - Fabio Quartararo ended Friday practice fourth fastest, leading him to insist he has "nothing to lose" in the title fight.

New championship leader Joan Mir ended FP2 in fifth place ahead of Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins, as Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona (below) impressed to surge to seventh as Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), Pol Espargaro (KTM) and Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda) rounded out the top 10.

Teruel MotoGP qualifying: start time, how to watch
Teruel MotoGP qualifying: start time, how to watch

What is the Teruel GP?

The 'new' races on the redrawn 2020 MotoGP calendar have all been part of double-headers at the same circuit (Andalusia GP at Jerez, Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring and Emilia Romagna GP at Misano).

With different races not allowed the same name in the same MotoGP world championship season, Aragon's second race has been named after the region the circuit is situated in, maintaining the trend of the previous double-headers.

The Valencia double-header will follow a different naming format, with its opening grand prix called the European GP before the second race takes its traditional Valencia GP title. This is because all key region names have already been taken on the shaken-up 2020 calendar. It means the European GP race title is being reintroduced to the series for the first time since 1995 when it was used for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race.

What time does qualifying start for the Teruel MotoGP?

Qualifying for the Teruel MotoGP is set to start at 2:50pm local time (1:50pm BST), using the regular Q1 and Q2 sessions format. Qualifying takes place directly after the 30-minute FP4 session, which is set to start at 2:10pm local time (1:10pm BST).

The fastest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-3 combined timesheet automatically head into Q2, with the rest of the riders entering Q1 of qualifying. The two riders who are fastest in the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the top 10 from practice. Q2, which also lasts 15 minutes, decides who gets pole position and the qualifying order for the front four rows of the grid.

Date: Saturday 24 October 2020
Start time: 2:50pm local time - 1:50pm BST

How can I watch qualifying?

In the United Kingdom, every MotoGP practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on BT Sport. MotoGP also offers its own live online video streaming service.

What's the weather forecast for qualifying at Aragon?

Dry and sunny conditions are forecast for qualifying at Aragon, with a very low chance of rain. A high of 19 degrees Celsius for qualifying will mean temperatures will be roughly the same as Friday's FP2.

FP2 result

Pos

Rider

Team

Bike

Gap

1

Takaaki Nakagami

LCR Honda

Honda

1m47.782s

2

Maverick Vinales

Yamaha

Yamaha

0.175s

3

Cal Crutchlow

LCR Honda

Honda

0.329s

4

Fabio Quartararo

Petronas Yamaha

Yamaha

0.382s

5

Joan Mir

Suzuki

Suzuki

0.400s

6

Alex Rins

Suzuki

Suzuki

0.408s

7

Iker Lecuona

Tech3 KTM

KTM

0.578s

8

Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia

Aprilia

0.644s

9

Pol Espargaro

KTM

KTM

0.657s

10

Alex Marquez

Honda

Honda

0.661s

11

Stefan Bradl

Honda

Honda

0.662s

12

Miguel Oliveira

Tech3 KTM

KTM

0.745s

13

Johann Zarco

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

0.750s

14

Brad Binder

KTM

KTM

0.763s

15

Franco Morbidelli

Petronas Yamaha

Yamaha

0.830s

16

Bradley Smith

Aprilia

Aprilia

1.028s

17

Danilo Petrucci

Ducati

Ducati

1.088s

18

Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati

Ducati

1.458s

19

Francesco Bagnaia

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

1.537s

20

Tito Rabat

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

1.951s

21

Jack Miller

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

2.012s

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