Portuguese, Miguel Oliveira took pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix by leading the official trials, ahead of Italian Franco Morbidelli and Australian Jack Miller.
Oliveira, who drives for the French KTM-Tech3 team, has already won the Styrian GP this year and is currently in tenth place in the World Championship.
This is the first time that he has started in a leading position in MotoGP, a category in which he has been racing for two years.
"Every time I'm on this track, I feel like I've improved and it's good to get my first pole here in Portugal," said Oliviera, 25.
For his part, Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha-SRT) took a promising second place, when he occupies that same position in the World Cup, after the Spanish Joan Mir secured the title a week ago in Valencia.
His teammate, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, currently fifth in the World Cup, will start on the second row, in fifth position.