Marquez takes tenth pole of the season

Marquez speeds to pole….again

Marc Marquez won the MotoGP pole at the Hertz British Grand Prix, whilst Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo have also qualified on the front row.

Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) grabbed his tenth pole of the season right at the end of the qualifying shootout, clocking a 2’00.829 to secure the top spot on the gird as he looks for an immediate return to winning ways, after his fourth place Brno race finish.

Dovizioso (Ducati Team) made good use of the softer option qualifying tire again to trail by 0.311s in second place.

Despite his troubles on Friday to get on the pace and to get the best from this weekend’s tire allocation Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) qualified on row one in third place.

Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) impressed once more on his Open Forward-Yamaha in fourth, qualifying ahead of factory equipped riders Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Teammates Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro (both Monster Yamaha Tech3) will line up on row three in seventh and eighth respectively. Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) ended up in ninth place, having escaped unscathed after two crashes earlier in the day.

Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) also crashed, in his case towards the end of Q2, leaving him tenth on the grid. Colleagues Scott Redding and Alvaro Bautista (both GO&FUN Honda Gresini) made it through from Q1 but could only qualify 11th and 12th.

Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) missed out on Q2 in third and fifth in Q1, leaving them 13th and 15th respectively on the grid.

A crash towards the end of Q1 for Leon Camier (Drive M7 Aspar) hindered his progress, but the Briton walked away unhurt, qualifying 18th.

Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.829 0.000 / 0.000
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.140 0.311 / 0.311
3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'01.175 0.346 / 0.035
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'01.448 0.619 / 0.273
5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'01.464 0.635 / 0.016
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'01.550 0.721 / 0.086
7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.593 0.764 / 0.043
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.747 0.918 / 0.154
9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'01.973 1.144 / 0.226
10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.064 1.235 / 0.091
11 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.116 1.287 / 0.052
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'03.618 2.789 / 1.502
13 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.639
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.699 0.060 / 0.060
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 2'03.046 0.407 / 0.347
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 2'03.206 0.567 / 0.160
17 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.407 0.768 / 0.201
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 2'03.563 0.924 / 0.156
19 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.686 1.047 / 0.123
20 2 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar Honda 2'03.696 1.057 / 0.010
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 2'04.755 2.116 / 1.059
22 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'04.836 2.197 / 0.081
23 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'04.957 2.318 / 0.121
24 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'05.451 2.812 / 0.494
25 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'06.106 3.467 / 0.655

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