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Detroit IndyCar: Newgarden takes pole, Ferrucci shunts Detroit
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Detroit IndyCar: Newgarden takes pole, Ferrucci shunts

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.

Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyotas to maiden pole Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyotas to maiden pole

Alpine edged out Toyota to claim pole position for this weekend's Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round in a closely-fought qualifying session.

Detroit IndyCar: O’Ward beats Rossi, Grosjean to Race 1 pole

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.

Snetterton BTCC: Shedden scores first pole of comeback

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has claimed pole position for Sunday’s second round of the 2021 season at Snetterton.

Misano WSBK: Rea smashes lap record for third pole of 2021

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.

Detroit IMSA: Magnussen beats Tincknell to pole by 0.021s

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.

Azerbaijan GP: Leclerc grabs pole after chaotic end to Q3

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.

Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo claims fifth pole, Miller crashes Catalan GP
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Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo claims fifth pole, Miller crashes

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.

Nurburgring 24h: Yelloly hands ROWE rain-soaked pole

Nick Yelloly has gifted the ROWE Racing BMW team pole for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in qualifying session affected by a large thunderstorm.

Nurburgring WTCR: Girolami takes Nordschleife pole

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.

Baku F2: Lawson takes pole ahead of teammate Vips

Hitech Grand Prix’s Liam Lawson topped FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Baku, leading teammate and fellow Red Bull junior Juri Vips.

Loeb, Gutierrez top Senegal XE qualifying for Hamilton's X44 team

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.

Kyle Larson wins Coke 600 pole as Chevys dominate Charlotte
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Kyle Larson wins Coke 600 pole as Chevys dominate

Chevrolet continued its dominance leading up to the Coca-Cola 600 with Kyle Larson winning the pole and the manufacturer sweeping the top four starting positions.

Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo smashes lap record to take pole Italian GP
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Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo smashes lap record to take pole

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.

Hamilton's X44 team tops opening Senegal XE qualifying Ocean X-Prix
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Hamilton's X44 team tops opening Senegal XE 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.

Estoril WSBK: Rea beats Redding for back-to-back poles

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.

Indy 500: Dixon beats Herta for fourth Indy pole Indy 500
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Indy 500: Dixon beats Herta for fourth Indy pole

Scott Dixon eclipsed a great effort from Colton Herta and the Ed Carpenter Racing duo to nail his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole, and Ganassi’s sixth, with a four-lap average of 231.685mph.

Indy 500: Dixon P1, Power and De Silvestro not yet qualified

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.

Indy 500: Dixon leads qualifying, Power is in trouble

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.

Monaco GP: Leclerc grabs pole, then crashes Monaco GP
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Monaco GP: Leclerc grabs pole, then crashes

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Monaco Grand Prix in bizarre circumstances as he crashed with seconds remaining in Q3, which prevented any of his rivals improving.

Aragon WSBK: Rea sets new lap record to claim pole position Aragon
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Aragon WSBK: Rea sets new lap record to claim pole position

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.

Monaco F2: Pourchaire takes dominant pole ahead of Shwartzman Monaco
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Monaco F2: Pourchaire takes dominant pole ahead of Shwartzman

Formula 2 rookie Theo Pourchaire blitzed qualifying with a stunning lap to secure pole position for the feature race at Monaco.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Tincknell takes shock pole for Mazda

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.

French MotoGP: Quartararo snatches pole in dramatic qualifying French GP
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French MotoGP: Quartararo snatches pole in dramatic qualifying

Fabio Quartararo snatched a home MotoGP pole ahead of Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales in a dramatic French Grand Prix qualifying session.

Autopolis Super Formula: Alesi takes shock pole in wet Autopolis
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Autopolis Super Formula: Alesi takes shock pole in wet

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.

IndyCar GP Indy: Rookie Romain Grosjean takes first pole!

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.

The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles

Anton De Pasquale clean swept Supercars qualifying at The Bend to grab pole position for both of today's races.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton tops qualifying thriller

Ash Sutton kicked off his bid for a second successive British Touring Car Championship title in style by snatching pole position in a thrilling qualifying session at Thruxton.

Spanish GP: Hamilton secures 100th F1 pole position Spanish GP
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Spanish GP: Hamilton secures 100th F1 pole position

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.

Monaco E-Prix: Da Costa on pole, top four separated by 0.059s

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.  

The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole

Andre Heimgartner used a single set of wet weather tyres throughout qualifying to take pole for the first Supercars race at The Bend.

Fuji Super GT: Bandoh Toyota claims first pole since 2016 Fuji
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Fuji Super GT: Bandoh Toyota claims first pole since 2016

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. 

Portuguese GP: Bottas denies Hamilton pole by 0.007s Portuguese GP
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Portuguese GP: Bottas denies Hamilton pole by 0.007s

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.

Spanish MotoGP: Quartararo on pole again, Marquez 14th Spanish GP
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Spanish MotoGP: Quartararo on pole again, Marquez 14th

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.

Sydney TCR: O'Keeffe takes first season pole

Dylan O'Keeffe scored his first pole position of the 2021 TCR Australia season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Spa WEC: Kobayashi gifts Toyota first Hypercar pole

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.

Valencia E-Prix: Dennis puts BMW on pole on drying track

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. 

St. Pete IndyCar: Herta beats Harvey to pole position St. Pete
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St. Pete IndyCar: Herta beats Harvey to pole position

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.

Valencia E-Prix: Vandoorne pips da Costa to pole by 0.28s

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. 

Suzuka Super Formula: Fukuzumi scores maiden pole

Dandelion Racing's Nirei Fukuzumi scored his first career Super Formula pole at Suzuka, edging out fellow Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri by just under two tenths of a second.

Tasmania Supercars: Waters sweeps Sunday poles

Cam Waters bagged pole position for both of Sunday's sprint races at Symmons Plains.

Barber IndyCar: O’Ward beats Rossi to pole

Pato O’Ward landed his second IndyCar pole for the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet team, beating Alexander Rossi by less than 0.1sec to claim top spot for tomorrow’s Honda Indy GP of Alabama.

Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo on pole as Bagnaia lap deleted Portugal GP
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Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo on pole as Bagnaia lap deleted

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.

Emilia Romagna GP: Hamilton beats Perez, Verstappen 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.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen storms to record pole

Shane van Gisbergen broke the Symmons Plains qualifying lap record on his way to a dominant pole position.

Rome E-Prix: Cassidy storms to maiden pole in wet qualifying

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. 

Rome E-Prix: Vandoorne takes pole after Rowland hits the wall

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. 

Okayama Super GT: TOM'S on pole as Toyota Supras dominate Okayama
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Okayama Super GT: TOM'S on pole as Toyota Supras dominate

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.

Doha MotoGP: Rookie Martin claims sensational maiden pole Doha GP
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Doha MotoGP: Rookie Martin claims sensational maiden pole

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.

Hamilton’s X44 team ends Extreme E qualifying on top Desert X-Prix
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Hamilton’s X44 team ends Extreme E qualifying on top

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's team tops first-ever Extreme E qualifying shootout Desert X-Prix
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Rosberg's team tops first-ever Extreme E qualifying shootout

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.

Fuji Super Formula: Nojiri on pole, Yamamoto out in Q1

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.

Qatar MotoGP: Bagnaia takes maiden pole for Ducati Qatar GP
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Qatar MotoGP: Bagnaia takes maiden pole for Ducati

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.

Bahrain GP: Verstappen storms to pole ahead of Hamilton Bahrain GP
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Bahrain GP: Verstappen storms to pole ahead of Hamilton

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.

Bahrain F2: Zhou takes pole but under investigation

A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped a truncated FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position.

Sandown Supercars: Van Gisbergen sweeps Sunday poles

Shane van Gisbergen will start both of today's Supercars races from pole position after dominating two wet qualifying sessions.

Sandown Supercars: Mostert beats Waters to pole

Chaz Mostert beat former teammate Cam Waters to pole for the opening heat of the Sandown SuperSprint.

Sebring 12H: Derani takes pole, teammate Johnson crashes

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.

Phillip Island TCR: Mostert takes maiden pole

Chaz Mostert has secured pole position for the opening TCR Australia race at Phillip Island.

Bathurst Supercars: Van Gisbergen edges Waters for pole

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.