Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has scored the 61st pole of his career for tomorrow’s Catalan GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa on the front row for the first time of the season.
Marc and Dani started the day well – despite a small crash for the former at turn 2 on his favourite bike – posting the second and third fastest times in an FP3 session that was extended to 60 minutes to allow the riders to learn the revised circuit layout, introduced after Luis Salom’s tragic incident yesterday.
After working hard on the setup in yesterday’s free practices Marc and his crew decided to introduce some important modifications to the bike settings for today, which allowed him to improve significantly his feeling on the bike. Marc continued his progress into FP4 and qualifying, recording the fastest time in both sessions.
Dani, who has worked with one of his bike on a new chassis over the last two days and decided to use it on tomorrow’s race, snatched the third spot on the front row after devoting FP4 to finalizing the setup of his RC213V.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'43.589|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'44.056|
|3||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'44.307|
|4||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'44.322|
|5||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'44.324|
|6||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'44.329|
|7||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'44.366|
|8||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'44.458|
|9||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'44.911|
|10||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'45.029|
|11||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'45.030|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'45.218|
|13||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'44.914|
|14||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'45.197|
|15||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'45.538|
|16||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'45.690|
|17||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'45.885|
|18||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'45.892|
|19||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'45.942|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'46.205|
|21||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'46.463|
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|
|Longest straight||1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps
|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)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|