Marc Marquez turned in yet another masterpiece today in Brno, earning a record pole position despite having to overtake Valentino Rossi during his flying lap.
After a successful setting change during the FP4, Marc was able to record the second-fastest lap time on his first flying lap in qualifying. When he went out for his second and final attempt, he was even faster in the second and third sectors as he quickly chased down Pol Espargaro and Rossi and finally moved between the two through the final corner to set the fastest lap ever at the Czech track. With his 63rd pole position, Marc today equals Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in career poles.
Dani Pedrosa recorded the fastest time in QP1, and although the time he set later in Q2 was a bit slower, he confirmed the improvements made compared to this morning’s session, qualifying on the third row with the ninth-best lap time, just over three tenths from a second-row spot.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'54.596|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'54.849|
|3||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'55.227|
|4||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'55.324|
|5||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'55.437|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'55.748|
|8||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'55.787|
|9||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'55.841|
|11||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'56.115|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'56.522|
|13||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'56.148|
|14||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'56.263|
|15||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'56.535|
|16||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'56.718|
|17||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'56.797|
|18||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'56.805|
|19||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'57.062|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'57.606|
The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk. The only venue that has hosted… read more.
|Length||5.403 kilometres / 3.357 miles|
|Longest straight||0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles|
Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m54.596s (169.7 Km km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m 56.027s (167.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|Race Time||42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|2017 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|