Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 16 May 2015
Marc Marquez has taken pole position for the sixth round of the 2015 MotoGP championship in Le Mans, some half a second quicker than second-placed Andrea Dovizioso.
A rainstorm during Moto3 qualifying left the circuit wet for FP4, but riders were able to switch to slick tyres by the end of the session as the track dried ahead of qualifying.
Marquez took the early lead, battling with Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, who eventually secured third on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow qualified an impressive fourth, just 0.051 from a front row start with Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith rounding out the second row.
Championship leader Valentino Rossi heads the third row from returnee Dani Pedrosa and Pramac Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci. Aleix Espargaro took tenth ahead of Hernandez and younger Espargaro brother, Pol.
Despite sitting in top two positions at various points in the session, Maverick Vinales, Nicky Hayden and Scott Redding qualified 13th, 14th and 15th respectively.
MotoGP – Le Mans – Qualifying Times