Under a second decided the front four rows of the grid for Sunday’s Catalan GP, Marc Marquez missing pole by only 0.015s with Lorenzo back in the top ten.

Grandstands at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya were filled from early in the day on Saturday, fans rewarded with one of the closest qualifying sessions of the year.

Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez started his Saturday in Barcelona attacking for a fast time, setting a 1’39.923 to advance directly into Q2. After a productive Free Practice 4 session focusing on long runs, Marquez entered Q2 with pole in his sights. Unfortunately a mistake at Turn 4 on his final flying lap saw the home hero lose time and miss pole by just 0.015s. The second place grid slot continues Marquez’s perfect run of front row starts in 2019.

Having elected to save fresh tyres for FP3, Jorge Lorenzo put in a 1’39.949 on his final run of the session and advanced directly to Q2 for the third time in 2019. As he has throughout the weekend, Lorenzo was able to post competitive times throughout the 15-minute session. A 1’40.199 will see Lorenzo head the fourth row of the grid for Sunday’s race.

Lights for the 24-lap Catalan Grand Prix are set to go out at 14:00 local time on Sunday, June 16.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'39.499

“If we think about the whole weekend, today I'm very happy. We achieved our target of being on the front row but really today we were ready to be on pole position but I made mistake at Turn 4 on the last lap. Quartararo did a great job today. Apart from that we are happy as we have the pace and the rhythm, especially in FP4 on used tyres I was very constant. Let’s try to understand where we can get an advantage, analyse everything and enjoy Sunday at the home GP!”

Jorge Lorenzo

10th 1'40.199

“This has been one of our most consistent weekends of the year, it’s positive to see this improvement. I think we have made a step forward and hopefully we can finish this race better than the previous ones. Everything we have done has made me more comfortable on the bike. Our pace on the long run is quite strong so I think we can continue this progress in the race and then make another step on Monday.”

MotoGP 2019
Qualifying Round 7   Catalunya

Qualifying Grand Prix Qualification Results

Sunny
Humidity
58%
Track Temp
49°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'39.484
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.015
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.226
4 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.227
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.269
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.293
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.360
8 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.386
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.667
10 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.715
11 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.756
12 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.941
13 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'40.167 Q1
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.104
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.182
16 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.195
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.233
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.260
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.515
20 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.585
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.672
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1.065
23 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.103
24 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.581
Location Information

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.

Length 4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 2018

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m38.680s (168.8km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Lap 1m40.021s (165.5km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Time 40'13.566 (165.6km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)