Marc Marquez clinches breath-taking pole at the Red Bull Ring circuit, extending his record to 70 in career
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.
“I’m very, very happy with his pole because here it’s very important for the first corner, and because so far we’ve done much better than last year. We’ve really taken a good step forward with the bike; we already had a good engine, but we were struggling with some wheelying. We worked a lot on this aspect and now I feel much more comfortable with my bike. We also prepared very well for this race. During the Monday post-race test in Brno, we tried many different configurations focused on this track, and that allowed us to start with a good base even on Friday morning. So at the moment it looks like our pace is very good, but as always, it’s the race that counts. We’ll try to give everything again, but it will be very important to choose the right rear tyre. Today we worked with the soft and hard rears, so we’ll probably try the medium in tomorrow’s warm-up and then make our choice.”
“The key today for us was FP3 and the fact that for some reasons we weren’t able to set a good lap time when we fit a soft rear tyre in the final minutes of the session. I suffered a lot of spinning and wasn't able to be fast enough. FP4 went better; we had a good pace, and also in Q1 I was able to do a fast lap time, but on a medium rear. I made it to Q2, but at that point I didn't have enough new tyres left to make both runs on a new set of tyres. I ran on a bit of a mix and although we were able to recover some places, it wasn’t enough to get a good grid position. Getting off well at the start will be important in order to make it through the first three corners in a good position. We don’t know yet which rear tyre we’ll use in the race. We have to wait to see what weather and temperatures we’ll have. For now, the tyre choice is still open.”
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'23.235|
|2||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1'23.379|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Ducati Lenovo Team||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||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1'24.483|
|13||Folger Jonas||94||GER||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'24.015 Q1|
|14||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Esponsorama 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||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||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||1m28.772s (176.3 Km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m29.854s (174.2 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||42'14.886 (172.8 Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|