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Josef Newgarden brought some joy to Team Penske-Chevrolet this weekend with the 12th pole position of his career, but Santino Ferrucci drilled the concrete with the front-left corner of his Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda.
Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy earned his second pole of the season, edging two former F1 drivers Alexander Rossi and rookie Romain Grosjean in qualifying for Race 1 of the Detroit GP double-header.
Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has claimed pole position for Sunday’s second round of the 2021 season at Snetterton.
Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea smashed the Misano lap record to claim his third consecutive pole position of the 2021 World Superbike season, beating the Yamaha of Toprak Razgatlioglu.
Kevin Magnussen earned his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position for the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac team in Detroit, edging the Mazda of Harry Tincknell when a red flag ended the session early.
Charles Leclerc claimed a second successive shock Formula 1 pole as Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying ended in similarly bizarre circumstances to Monaco when a late Q3 stoppage prevented final improvements.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has taken his fifth-straight MotoGP pole in a tense qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix, beating Jack Miller who crashed late on.
Nick Yelloly has gifted the ROWE Racing BMW team pole for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in qualifying session affected by a large thunderstorm.
Nestor Girolami claimed his second successive World Touring Car Cup pole position on the Nurburgring Nordschleife after topping a dry 40-minute session at the opening round of the 2021 season.
Sebastien Loeb and Cristine Gutierrez stormed the combined qualifying times for Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team ahead of the second Extreme E round in Senegal.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo smashed the Mugello lap record to claim MotoGP Italian Grand Prix pole as teammate Maverick Vinales was 13th after a dramatic qualifying.
Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez guided the Extreme E team of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton to the top of the morning qualifying times in Senegal.
Jonathan Rea made it two pole positions from two events in the 2021 World Superbike season so far as he beat Scott Redding to the top spot in qualifying at Estoril.
Will Power and Simona De Silvestro are among the five drivers who will fight for the last row of the Indianapolis 500 grid tomorrow, while Scott Dixon will lead the Fast Nine shootout.
Scott Dixon led qualifying after the opening four-lap runs for the Indianapolis 500, Ed Carpenter starred for Chevrolet, but 2018 Indy winner Will Power has found his Penske lamentably slow.
Kawasaki star Jonathan Rea outpaced Ducati rival Scott Redding to claim the first pole position of the 2021 World Superbike season at Aragon, setting a new lap record in the process.
Formula 2 rookie Theo Pourchaire blitzed qualifying with a stunning lap to secure pole position for the feature race at Monaco.
Mazda’s Harry Tincknell set pole position for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, ahead of the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura of Filipe Albuquerque.
Fabio Quartararo snatched a home MotoGP pole ahead of Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales in a dramatic French Grand Prix qualifying session.
Giuliano Alesi sensationally scored his maiden pole in only his second weekend as a Super Formula driver during a wet, crash-strewn qualifying session for this weekend's Autopolis round.
Ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean has landed pole position for only his third NTT IndyCar Series start, the Dale Coyne Racing with RWR driver beating Josef Newgarden by over a tenth of a second.
Anton De Pasquale clean swept Supercars qualifying at The Bend to grab pole position for both of today's races.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a 100th Formula 1 career pole position as he edged out Max Verstappen to top qualifying for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.
Reigning Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa landed pole in Monaco in an ultra-competitive qualifying shootout in which just sixth hundredths split the top four drivers.
Andre Heimgartner used a single set of wet weather tyres throughout qualifying to take pole for the first Supercars race at The Bend.
Toyota SUPER GT team Racing Project Bandoh scored its first pole position since 2016 during qualifying for this week’s Fuji 500km Golden Week race.
Valtteri Bottas denied Lewis Hamilton a 100th Formula 1 career pole as the Finn topped qualifying for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull.
Fabio Quartararo pipped Franco Morbidelli to his second pole of the 2021 MotoGP season after topping Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, as Marc Marquez was 14th.
Kamui Kobayashi has gifted Toyota pole on the debut of the brand's new GR010 Hybrid Hypercar, setting the fastest time in qualifying for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa.
Jake Dennis snared his rookie Formula E pole position by a massive nine tenths ahead of the second Valencia E-Prix as the BMW Andretti racer dominated a drying qualifying session.
Andretti Autosport-Honda’s Colton Herta snatched pole from his semi-teammate Jack Harvey in the dying seconds of an IndyCar qualifying session full of surprises.
Mercedes snared its third Formula E pole of the 2021 season as Stoffel Vandoorne topped qualifying ahead of the first Valencia E-Prix while points leader Jaguar faltered.
Francesco Bagnaia had a record-smashing pole lap cancelled for a yellow flag infringement in a dramatic MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, with Fabio Quartararo promoted to pole.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he topped qualifying ahead of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen – the top three covered by just 0.087s.
Shane van Gisbergen broke the Symmons Plains qualifying lap record on his way to a dominant pole position.
Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable maiden pole position over fellow championship newcomer Norman Nato in a treacherous wet-weather shootout ahead of the second Rome E-Prix.
Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne scored his third Formula E pole ahead of the Rome E-Prix after a brief wall tap denied Oliver Rowland in the dying moments of his run.
Sena Sakaguchi put the TOM’S Toyota team on pole position for the 2021 SUPER GT season opener at Okayama, as Toyota GR Supras locked out the top five spots on the grid.
MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin led a Pramac Ducati 1-2 in a thrilling Doha Grand Prix qualifying, as Valentino Rossi registered his worst-ever premier class qualifying result.
Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team topped combined qualifying for the inaugural Extreme E desert event in Saudi Arabia as a penalty knocked Nico Rosberg’s squad from first down to third.
Rosberg X Racing topped the first-ever Extreme E qualifying shootout in the Saudi Arabian desert as Abt Cupra driver Claudia Hurtgen suffered an enormous crash.
Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri scored the first pole position of the 2021 Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway, as defending champion Naoki Yamamoto was sensationally knocked out in Q1.
Francesco Bagnaia demolished the Losail lap record to claim his maiden MotoGP pole at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix as world champion Joan Mir was only 10th.
Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the first pole position of the new Formula 1 season, as the Red Bull driver topped 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying by over 0.3s.
A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped a truncated FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position.
Shane van Gisbergen will start both of today's Supercars races from pole position after dominating two wet qualifying sessions.
Three-time winner of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Pipo Derani took pole position for Action Express Racing, but the session was brought to an early halt when Jimmie Johnson crashed the second AXR Cadillac.
Shane van Gisbergen edged Cam Waters in the Top 10 Shootout to grab pole for today's second race of the Supercars season at Mount Panorama.