Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored his fifth pole position of the year (and third successive), extending his record of most pole positions in Grand Prix history across all classes to an amazing tally of 70, at only 24 years of age.
Marc has been happy with his RC213V’s behaviour since Friday morning and improved his feeling with the bike over the weekend by continuing the good work with his crew and engineers. Today he set the fastest times in FP3, FP4, and QP2, showing a good race pace and dazzling speed.
Dani Pedrosa’s day was partly spoiled by a disappointing 15th place in FP3, which did not reflect the competitive pace he had been able to show over the session and also in FP4 (where he was third). He was obliged to participate in QP1, advancing to QP2 and qualifying eighth despite having to run that session on used tyres.
Tomorrow’s race will start at 2:00 p.m. local time.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'23.235|
|2||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'23.379|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'23.621|
|4||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'23.754|
|5||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'23.780|
|6||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'23.879|
|7||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'23.982|
|8||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'23.985|
|9||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'24.024|
|10||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'24.185|
|11||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||1'24.220|
|12||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'24.483|
|13||Folger Jonas||94||GER||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'24.015 Q1|
|14||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'24.036 Q1|
|15||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'24.037 Q1|
|16||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||1'24.101 Q1|
|17||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||1'24.202 Q1|
|18||Kallio Mika||36||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1'24.261 Q1|
|19||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||1'24.321 Q1|
|20||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'24.447 Q1|
|21||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'24.448 Q1|
|22||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1'24.530 Q1|
|23||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'24.852 Q1|
|24||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||1'24.900 Q1|
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located beautifully in the Murtal-region of Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969, then known as the Österreichring. In 1996 it was rebuilt with the track-layout it still had when, in 2011, it was reopened as the Red Bull Ring and… read more.
|Length||4.3 km / 2.68 miles|
|Longest straight||626 m / 2053.81 ft|
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Steiermark, Austria - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m23.142s (186.9 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m24.277s (184.4 Km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)|
|Race Time||39m40.688s (182.8) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|