It’s been another tough qualifying day for the Repsol Honda team in Catalunya after Dani Pedrosa was narrowly squeezed out of the top ten in FP3, therefore forcing him to take part in Q1. Dani secured his place in Q2 with ease after recording a lap time of 1’41.188, half a second faster than second place Iannone, and was promoted to the final qualifying shootout.

Both riders exited the pits immediately in Q2 with Marc taking provisional pole. On their second exits other riders posted hot laps and demoted Marc from the top as the battle for pole position intensified. Finally, with only 0.382 seconds separating the top six riders, Marc took 4th place with 1’40.754 (lap 7/7) and Dani 6th with 1’40.928 (lap 6/7).

Marc Marquez

4th 1'40.754 [lap 7/7]

"Today went fairly well. To be honest, the objective was to get onto the front row; it's a shame that in the end it eluded us, but Aleix and Maverick were very fast. For tomorrow's race, I think that Jorge has the best pace, although we shouldn't forget about Valentino and also Dani. They are all dangerous, but we will try to give 100% in front of the home fans in order to be as close as possible to them. We'll see if we can keep with them when we get to the end of the race."

Dani Pedrosa

6th 1'40.928 [lap 6/7]

"It was a difficult qualifying session because at this track in particular the soft tyre peaks on the first lap and then drops down. We had to go through Q1, because this morning we had a problem and couldn't go directly into Q2 after I made a small mistake on my final run in FP3. As has been typical recently, the times are very tight, so we will be starting from sixth for the race but we will continue working tomorrow morning in order to try and improve further."

MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 7   Catalunya

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
55%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'40.546
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'40.629
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'40.646
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'40.754
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'40.907
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'40.928
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'41.058
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'41.068
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'41.195
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'41.333
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'41.385
12 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'41.524
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'42.003
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'42.029
15 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'42.053
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'42.155
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'42.273
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'42.592
20 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'42.600
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'42.928
22 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'42.971
23 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'43.601
24 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'44.345
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'43.008 (FP1)
Location Information

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 4.655 kilometres / 2.890 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m43.589s (Marc Marquez - Honda 2016)
Race Lap 1m45.969s (Jonas Folger - Yamaha 2017)
Race Time 44m37.589s (Valentino Rossi - Yamaha 2016)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)