Jack Miller takes pole at San Marino GP

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Ducati's Jack Miller has held his nerve in tricky conditions to take pole position for the San Marino Grand Prix.

It was Miller's first MotoGP pole position in four years as the Australian finished 0.015 seconds ahead of Ducati teammate Francesco Bagnaia in Saturday's qualifying.

World championship leader Fabio Quartararo had to settle for eighth on his Yamaha.

"We were able to get the job done. Lap after lap, just feeling it out. To do that lap time in these kind of conditions, I was pretty happy with that," said Miller.

"It's my second pole in MotoGP, it's been a long time since the last one so it's an awesome feeling, especially to do it here at home for Ducati."

Miller has found some late-season form for his factory team, although he'll be leaving at the end of the season to join KTM.

Second-placed Bagnaia will start fifth on the grid in Sunday's race due to a three-place grid penalty he picked up in the first free practice session for riding slowly on the racing line, causing a dangerous situation for other riders.

Gresini Racing's Enea Bastianini came third, while Marco Bezzecchi finished fourth for Mooney VR46 Racing Team after being the fastest rider in the first qualifying session.

Quartararo will be joined on the third row by championship contender Aleix Espargaro, who was ninth for Aprilia Racing.