Marc Marquez saves another incredible moment on his way to head the second row of the grid for Sunday’s Dutch GP.
Saturday’s action at ‘The Cathedral’ started in typically exciting fashion as the MotoGP World Championship fought for the top ten places in Free Practice 3. A late charge moved reigning champion Marc Marquez up to third in the session with a 1’32.688 and granted him direct passage into Q2.
Setting a 1’32.731 around the 4.5km TT Circuit Assen, Marquez was able to secure fourth as track temperature reached 49°C and the all time lap record was obliterated. Marquez’s penultimate flying lap was upset by a massive moment at Turn 1, the Repsol Honda Team rider performing one of his trademark saves to remain upright.
This is the first time Marquez has not started on the front row of the grid for a MotoGP race in 2019. Having worked with Sunday’s race in mind all weekend, Marquez is confident in his ability to fight his way forward.
Marc Marquez will line up as the lone representative for the Repsol Honda Team on Sunday for the 26-lap MotoGP race after Jorge Lorenzo was declared unfit after his fall in FP1.
Dutch Grand Prix Qualification Results
|1||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1'32.017|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.140|
|3||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.441|
|4||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.714|
|5||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.068|
|6||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.211|
|7||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1.265|
|8||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.278|
|9||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.297|
|10||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.306|
|11||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1.675|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.745|
|13||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'33.221 Q1|
|14||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.245|
|15||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.326|
|16||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.362|
|17||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||0.485|
|18||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.555|
|19||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||0.648|
|20||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.739|
|21||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.359|
Assen is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The circuit was purpose built for the Dutch TT in 1955, with previous events having been held on public roads. The track is narrow, with rapid changes in… read more.
|Length||4.542 kilometres / 2.822 miles|
|Longest straight||0.487 kilometres / 0.303 miles|
TT Circuit Assen, De Haar, Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 32.017s (177.7km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)|
|Race Lap||1m 33.617s (174.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Time||40m 54.037s (173.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)|
|2019 Race Winner||Maverick Viñales (Yamaha)|