Today Marc Marquez qualified on the MotoGP front row for the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain, in a hard-fought and very close session.
Marquez and his team worked hard to find the best setup for the Andalusian track, trying some modifications even after FP4. The changes proved positive and allowed the Repsol Honda man to fight for pole and eventually set the third-fastest time, just over one and a half tenths from the top.
In FP3 Dani Pedrosa improved his pace from yesterday setting the fifth-fastest time, and although he placed seventh in qualifying, his lap time was just 98 thousandths of a second off the fourth-best lap time.
Exactly 55 years ago Tom Phillips gave Honda its first-ever Grand Prix victory at the opening race of the 1961 125cc World Championship, at Barcelona’s Montjuïc Park.
Tomorrow’s race will start at 2:00 p.m. local time.
Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.
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|Complete resurfacing before 2018 round
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|2023 Race Winner
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|2023 Sprint Winner
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