Objectives met for Marc Marquez as he prepares to attack the Gran Premio Red Bull de España from the front row, teammate Jorge Lorenzo crashes unharmed.

Both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were able to advance through directly to Q2 after an incredibly close Free Practice 3 session. Cooler morning conditions, the track temperature at just 21ºC, saw a mere half a second split the top 12. The Repsol Honda Team pairing were then able to shift their attentions to the race during Free Practice 4.

Times were even tighter in Q2, only 0.090s splitting the three riders on the front row. On lap record pace, Marc Marquez was able to secure third place on the grid with a 1’36.970 – seventh tenths faster than Crutchlow’s pole time from last year. Marquez and his team are pleased with progress made over the weekend.

Jorge Lorenzo’s Q2 session was cut short by a crash at Turn 2 with just over three minutes remaining. While Lorenzo was unharmed, he will have to fight through the field from 11thon the grid. It was a disappointing end to the day which had shown promise.

Now the 25-lap MotoGP race at 14:00 local time on Sunday, May 05, awaits both Repsol Honda Team riders as they prepare to put on a show for their home fans.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'36.970

“I’m very happy for the front row, normally here we struggle a bit more to put one fast lap together. The most important part is that we have prepared well for the race and tomorrow we can understand our level compared to everyone else’s. We have to wait a little bit to see what the temperature does tomorrow. Congratulations to Fabio Quartararo who took the record of youngest pole setter from me, he did a really good job today. Tomorrow it will be a good race with a mix of names at the front.”

Jorge Lorenzo

11th 1'37.496

“The session was going quite well, I pushed quite a lot in the first run and then in the second run I tried to be more aggressive in braking. Unfortunately I closed the front and then crashed, luckily I am not hurt. Starting in the fourth row isn’t ideal but it is where we will start. The launch from the line will be important to keep our position, as everyone is very fast. Here we are closer than ever to the front.”

MotoGP 2019
Qualifying Round 4   Spain

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifications

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'36.880
2 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.082
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.090
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.138
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.234
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.295
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.329
8 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.452
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.471
10 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.504
11 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.616
12 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.634
13 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'37.371 Q1
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 0.035
15 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.234
16 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.254
17 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.427
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.449
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 0.986
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.032
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.076
22 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.523
23 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2.671
24 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNS
Location Information

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.

Length 4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Records

Pole Position 1m 36.880s (164.3km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 38.051s (162.3km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 41m 08.685s (161.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)