Saturday, May 3, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez Scores 4th Pole of Season, Pedrosa 3rd in MotoGP Jerez Qualifying

Press Release

Gran Premio de España

Round 4 - Saturday, May 3rd 2014

  Spain - Qualifying Report

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sunny 28°C
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Marquez continues qualifying domination with fourth consecutive pole and Pedrosa 3rd

Marquez continues qualifying domination with fourth consecutive pole and Pedrosa 3rd

Marc Marquez, marking his 100th GP start here in Jerez, now celebrates a 59% ratio of poles in all MotoGP starts (13 in 22 races) after clinching the top spot for the Spanish GP, breaking the lap record en route with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third under scorching weather conditions.
Before qualifying, Marc and his team calculated that a three-stop run would be possible during the 15 minute session, which was important as the life of the soft rear tyre is optimum for only one flying lap – especially with track temperatures in the fifties. Dani opted for the more normal two stop strategy, completing two flying laps with each tyre, and clocked a time of 1’38.630 placing him on the front row in third for tomorrow’s 27 lap race. Marc recorded just one flying lap on each exit but on his third and final run, he stole Lorenzo’s lap record from 2008 (1’38.189) – the last season in which there were still qualifying tyres in MotoGP – and recorded the fastest ever lap on two wheels at Jerez with a time of 1’38.120 on lap 8 of 8.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - 1'38.120
“I am very happy with this pole position, as it was hard fought and I wasn't expecting it. We are suffering a little more here than at other tracks, but despite this we are still at the same level as Lorenzo and Dani. We changed our strategy at the last minute; I asked Santi if it would be possible to use three soft tyres, and he said that it was. It was all last minute and I am satisfied with how it worked out, but we know that tomorrow is the important day. Jorge and, above all, Dani have a great pace”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - 1'38.630
"We took a step forward with the bike setup today and also went better with the race tyres. In the qualifying session we tried to do as well as possible, but it is always difficult to put in a really fast lap. Tomorrow we will try to get a good start, then have a good race”

qualifying results

  Gran Premio de España - Round 4
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'38.120
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA1'38.541
3Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'38.630
4Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA1'38.857
5Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'39.007
6Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'39.222
7Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'39.243
8Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'39.293
9Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'39.390
10Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'39.751
11Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'39.814
12Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1'39.826
13Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'39.768
14Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'39.849
15Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'40.118
16Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'40.126
17Michele Pirro51ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'40.239
18Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'40.453
19Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'40.566
20Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'41.009
21Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'41.124
22Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'41.517
23Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'41.702
24Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'42.052

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Circuit Information

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Length 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Left corners5
Right corners8
Longest straight607 m / 0.377 miles
Jerez Motor Racing Track
Carretera Jerez – Arcos, kilómetro 10
11405 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
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Pole Position1m 38.120s (162.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap1m 39.731s (159.657km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2010)
Race Time45m 17.538s (158.200km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2010)
2012 Race WinnerCasey Stoner (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
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