Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has claimed his third successive pole in as many races continuing his perfect start to the 2014 season with teammate Dani Pedrosa also taking an important front row start for tomorrow’s 25 lap race.

Marc recorded his blazing fast lap of 1’37.683 on lap 5 of 6 and finished 0.742 faster than second place man Lorenzo. Marc and Dovizioso (5th) were the only riders who chose to use the hardest option front tire – partnered with the medium rear – with the others opting for the medium compound front. Dani, who will be aiming for one of his trademark starts, recorded his fastest lap of 1’38.651 on lap 7 of 8.

The race will begin at 14h00 local time tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

“Today I really felt good on the bike and I am happy to have taken pole position! In the morning and in FP4, we worked a lot with the used tire and this afternoon we obviously focused on qualifying. I put in a very good lap and I think that tomorrow it will be interesting to see which tire will be required for the race, because there are various options for both the front and the rear - it is going to be a difficult choice! One of the keys for the race will be tire management, in order to try to get to the end with optimal grip - which will allow us to make the difference”

Dani Pedrosa

“Qualifying did not go perfectly. I wasn't as fast as I wanted to be and I know that I made a few mistakes - especially on the final corner - which hindered me a lot. However, I'm happy, because the important thing is that we had some good practice sessions. We are high up the grid for tomorrow, so we shall try to make the most of this and have a good race”

MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 3   Argentina

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'37.683
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.425
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'38.651
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'38.794
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'38.856
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'38.949
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'38.958
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'39.237
9 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'39.297
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'39.429
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.822
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'40.238
14 Edwards Colin 5 USA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'40.476
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'40.615
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 1'40.616
17 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'40.691
18 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'40.981
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 1'41.018
20 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'41.103
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'41.129
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 1'41.267
23 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 1'41.686
Location Information

The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6km from the city which gives the venue its name, in the Province of Santiago del Estero. It was built in a 150 hectare area and officially inaugurated on May 11, 2008, during the visit of Argentina´s Touring Car Racing championship. In… read more.

Length 4.806 kilometres / 2.986 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles
Constructed 2008
Modified 2013

Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps

www.autodromotermas.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 37.683s (177.1km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m 39.019s (174.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 34m13.628s (168.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016) *shortened race
2017 Race Winner Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)