Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his ninth pole – in eleven races – for tomorrow’s Czech Republic GP and has now qualified on the front row at the last twenty three MotoGP races, with teammate Dani Pedrosa will starting from the second row in fifth position.

It was an incredibly tight qualifying session with just half a second separating the top eleven riders. Marc secured pole position on his final lap of the session (6 of 7) with a time of 1’55.585, just 0.058 off the 2013 pole record (1’55.527, Crutchlow). Dani missed out on a front row start by just 0.086 with his time of 1’55.812, which he also recorded on lap 6 of 7.

Tomorrow’s race will start at 14h00 local time.

Marc Marquez

“I'm happy about the pole position today. I had Iannone behind me so the only solution was to push, because I had to set a hot lap. As for tomorrow's race, we have pole but the toughest rivals will start from the second row, especially Dani. We will see what condition Valentino is in and hopefully he can ride well, because he has also been strong this weekend and I hope Jorge can be in the fight too. I'm expecting a tough battle from start to finish for the win.”

Dani Pedrosa

"Today was positive as it didn't rain and we were able to try out tires in the dry. We are pretty clear now about which direction we will go for the race. It was a pity that we couldn't get a spot on the front row in qualifying, but it was difficult because the times were extremely close. I hope I can make a good start tomorrow and have a good race."

MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 11   Czech Republic

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.585
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'55.714
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'55.726
4 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'55.730
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.812
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.815
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.821
8 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'55.871
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'55.899
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'56.090
11 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Ducati Team Ducati 1'56.129
12 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'56.622
13 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 1'57.093
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'57.428
15 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'57.557
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 1'57.984
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'58.100
18 Carnier Leon 2 GBR Aspar Team Honda 1'58.635
19 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 1'58.863
20 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'58.948
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'58.968
22 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'58.968
23 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'59.581
24 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'00.117
Location Information

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
Width 15 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996

Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps

www.automotodrombrno.cz

Records

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)