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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.

Bathurst Supercars: Provisional pole for van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in Sunday's Top 10 Shootout at Bathurst after topping qualifying.

Diriyah E-Prix: Frijns on pole, Mercedes sits out qualifying

Robin Frijns landed a maiden Formula E pole for the second Diriyah E-Prix as the top four from Friday’s opening race all failed to complete a flying lap.  

Bathurst Supercars: Waters takes Race 1 pole

Cam Waters bagged the first pole position of the 2021 Supercars season at Mount Panorama.

Bathurst Supercars: De Pasquale takes provisional pole

Anton De Pasquale made a perfect start to life with Dick Johnson Racing by topping qualifying at Mount Panorama.

Diriyah E-Prix: De Vries takes dominant pole for Mercedes

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries continued his dominant run in the Diriyah E-Prix weekend, smashing the lap record in Friday's first qualifying to take pole position for the Formula E season opener.

Rain cancels Xfinity qualifying at Daytona, Cindric on pole

NASCAR canceled the Xfinity Series’ first qualifying session of the 2021 season due to persistent rain at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

Alex Bowman wins Daytona 500 pole in all-Hendrick front row Daytona 500
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Alex Bowman wins Daytona 500 pole in all-Hendrick front row

Alex Bowman rocketed to the Daytona 500 pole as Hendrick Motorsports swept the front row.

Tasmania TCR: Debut pole for Holdsworth

Lee Holdsworth has made a dream start to his TCR Australia career with pole for the opening race of the 2021 season at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania S5000: Randle takes emotional pole

Thomas Randle made a perfect return to racing after recent cancer treatment with pole for the S5000 season opener at Symmons Plains.

IMSA Roar: Action Express Cadillac wins qualifying race

Overcoming a grid penalty, Action Express Racing's Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani landed pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, beating Mazda by 3.66sec in the wet-dry 100-minute qualifying race.

IMSA Roar: Nasr puts AXR Cadillac on pole for qualifying race

Ex-Formula 1 racer Felipe Nasr landed pole in Action Express Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R for the Roar Before The 24 qualifying race tomorrow.

Fuji Super Formula: Nojiri grabs vital pole, Cassidy last

Tomoki Nojiri scored pole position for the Super Formula title decider at Fuji Speedway, as Nick Cassidy ended up last on the grid after being penalised for exceeding track limits.

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen beats Mercedes duo to pole Abu Dhabi GP
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Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen beats Mercedes duo to pole

Max Verstappen stunned the Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to take Red Bull's first pole of 2020 as he topped qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Suzuka Super Formula: Cassidy gets first pole since 2018

Nick Cassidy scored his first Super Formula pole in more than two years for the second leg of this weekend's Suzuka double header, setting another new course record.

Sakhir GP: Bottas beats Russell to pole by 0.026s Sakhir GP
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Sakhir GP: Bottas beats Russell to pole by 0.026s

Valtteri Bottas beat George Russell in qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, but only by 0.026s as Mercedes' temporary Formula 1 line-up battled for pole.

Suzuka Super Formula: Yamamoto smashes record for pole

Naoki Yamamoto scored his first pole position of the Super Formula season for the opening leg of this weekend's Suzuka double header, as points leader Ryo Hirakawa was again consigned to the back of the grid.

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda on pole, disaster for Schumacher

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda retained a very slender chance of winning the 2020 Formula 2 title by taking pole position for the final round in Bahrain, as points leader Mick Schumacher qualified down in 18th after a collision with Roy Nissany.

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

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas beating Max Verstappen to second place on the final run in Q3.

Fuji Super GT: TOM'S on pole for decider, Toyota dominates

Toyota locked out the top four spots on the grid for SUPER GT's title-deciding race at Fuji Speedway, as TOM'S super-sub Kenta Yamashita broke the lap record to claim pole position.

Bahrain F2: Ilott takes dominant pole, Schumacher only 10th

Callum Ilott cut four points from fellow Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher’s FIA Formula 2 Championship advantage by claiming a clear pole position in qualifying at the Bahrain International Circuit. 

Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira takes pole on home soil, Mir 20th Portuguese GP
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Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira takes pole on home soil, Mir 20th

Tech3 KTM’s Miguel Oliveira took his maiden MotoGP pole position on home soil by 0.044 seconds for the Portuguese Grand Prix, as world champion Joan Mir qualified 20th.

Autopolis Super Formula: Nojiri on pole, Hirakawa crashes Autopolis
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Autopolis Super Formula: Nojiri on pole, Hirakawa crashes

Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri scored his first Super Formula pole in two years at Autopolis, while championship leader Ryo Hirakawa consigned himself to a back-row start with a crash.