Marquez on pole for British Grand Prix

Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 30 Aug 2014

Marquez set pole position at Silverstone

Marc Marquez claimed his tenth pole position out of twelve races today during qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The smiling Spaniard set a lap almost four laps faster than closest rival Andrea Dovizioso while Britain's Scott Redding outshone his factory-mounted team mate Alvaro Bautista.

An impressive performance from Britain’s Scott Redding saw him top the pile in the first qualifying session, giving him chance to fight for pole in Q2. Joining Redding was team mate Alvaro Bautista, just a few hundredths behind on a faster machine.

Having been fastest in every session so far this weekend, it was no surprise for Marquez to take pole position but he faced stiff competition from Dovizioso, Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone.

The Spaniard took control of the session early on but a quick one from Jorge Lorenzo displaced the Honda from the top of the timesheets with just over a minute to go. Andrea Iannone was on for pole position until he highsided coming onto the Wellington straight. In the tow of Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso outpaced the Movistar Yamaha to take his third second placed start in a row.

Redding will start 11th

Aleix Espargaro heads the second row on the Forward Racing Yamaha ahead of winner last time out Dani Pedrosa and Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi.

Bradley Smith is the leading Brit in seventh position ahead of teammate Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl, who was set back by two costly crashes in the final two free practice sessions. After crashing out, Iannone’s time was only good enough for tenth place ahead of a stellar performance from Scott Redding, who tried to catch a tow from Marc Marquez, ahead of his factory mounted teammate Alvaro Bautista.

Yonny Hernandez lines up thirteenth ahead of Karel Abraham with Britain’s Cal Crutchlow languishing in 13th without the updates given to Dovizioso and Iannone. Leon Camier crashed out of contention in Q1 after an impressive fun in FP4 leaving him to line up 18th on the grid for tomorrow’s race while Michael Laverty will start 20th.

QUALIFYING 2 TIMES:

1


Marc MARQUEZ


Repsol Honda Team


2'00.829

2


Andrea DOVIZIOSO


Ducati Team


2'01.140

3


Jorge LORENZO


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP


2'01.175

4


Aleix ESPARGARO


NGM Forward Racing


2'01.448

5


Dani PEDROSA


Repsol Honda Team


2'01.464

6


Valentino ROSSI


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP


2'01.550

7


Bradley SMITH


Monster Yamaha Tech 3


2'01.593

8


Pol ESPARGARO


Monster Yamaha Tech 3


2'01.747

9


Stefan BRADL


LCR Honda MotoGP


2'01.973

10


Andrea IANNONE


Pramac Racing


2'02.064

11


Scott REDDING


GO&FUN Honda Gresini


2'02.116

12


Alvaro BAUTISTA


GO&FUN Honda Gresini


2'03.618

 

QUALIFYING 1 TIMES:

1


Scott REDDING


Honda


2'02.639

2


Alvaro BAUTISTA


Honda


2'02.699

3


Yonny HERNANDEZ


Ducati


2'03.046

4


Karel ABRAHAM


Honda


2'03.206

5


Cal CRUTCHLOW


Ducati


2'03.407

6


Hiroshi AOYAMA


Honda


2'03.563

7


Alex DE ANGELIS


Forward Yamaha


2'03.686

8


Leon CAMIER


Honda


2'03.696

9


Danilo PETRUCCI


ART


2'04.755

10


Michael LAVERTY


PBM


2'04.836

11


Hector BARBERA


Avintia


2'04.957

12


Mike DI MEGLIO


Avintia


2'05.451

13


Broc PARKES


PBM


2'06.106

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