Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Qatar GP from 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively.

Dani was the first rider to set a hot lap in the Q2 session and then improved on his second flying lap with his time of 1’54.330, placing him on provisional pole. Marc then set a time of 1’54.437 on his first fast lap to slot in behind Dani in second place as the riders returned to the pits for a fresh rear tyre.

On their second run, neither Repsol Honda rider was able to improve their time but missed out on a 1-2 start in the dying moments as Andrea Dovizioso went top of the time sheets with his lap of 1’54.113, using the super soft tyre.

The riders have a brief 20 minute warm up session tomorrow at 17h00 and then the 22 lap race will begin at 21h00 local time.

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 1'54.330

“I am very happy with today's qualifying session and it was very important to get onto the front row. It was fantastic, because I think that it was one of my fastest laps at this track. It was vital to set a good lap time today, without making any mistakes, due to the fact that at this track all the times are very close together. Now we have to focus for the race."

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'54.437

“Our objective was to get onto the front row and we succeeded, so I’m happy. Of course, you always want to do more, and I would have liked to have set a better lap, but we have a good setup for tomorrow and a good pace, which is the most important thing. It will be difficult to keep up with Andrea because, besides a fast one-off lap, he also has good race pace. We will try to ride our own race and fight for the win."

MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 1   Qatar

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
64%
Track Temp
27°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'54.113
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'54.330
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'54.437
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'54.521
5 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'54.675
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'54.711
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'54.732
8 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'54.851
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'54.876
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'55.004
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'55.035
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'55.123
13 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'55.246
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'55.428
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'55.604
16 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'55.729
17 Hayden Nicky 69 USA Aspar Team Honda 1'55.756
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'55.791
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'55.848
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'55.892
21 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'56.187
22 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'56.287
23 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'56.454
24 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'56.793
25 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'57.934
Location Information

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event – the Marlboro Grand… read more.

Length 5.380 kilometres / 3.343 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles
Constructed 2004

Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps

www.circuitlosail.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 53.927s (170.003km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2008)
Race Lap 1m 54.927s (168.5 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Time 42m28.452 42s (167.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2016 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)