Saturday, April 26, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez on Pole, Pedrosa 3rd in Qualifying for MotoGP Round 3 in Argentina

Press Release

Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina

Round 3 - Saturday, April 26th 2014

  Argentina - Qualifying Report

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Marquez rages to third consecutive pole with Pedrosa in third

Marquez rages to third consecutive pole with Pedrosa in third

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has claimed his third successive pole in as many races continuing his perfect start to the 2014 season with teammate Dani Pedrosa also taking an important front row start for tomorrow’s 25 lap race.
Marc recorded his blazing fast lap of 1’37.683 on lap 5 of 6 and finished 0.742 faster than second place man Lorenzo. Marc and Dovizioso (5th) were the only riders who chose to use the hardest option front tyre – partnered with the medium rear – with the others opting for the medium compound front. Dani, who will be aiming for one of his trademark starts, recorded his fastest lap of 1’38.651 on lap 7 of 8.
The race will begin at 14h00 local time tomorrow.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - 1'37.683
“Today I really felt good on the bike and I am happy to have taken pole position! In the morning and in FP4, we worked a lot with the used tyre and this afternoon we obviously focused on qualifying. I put in a very good lap and I think that tomorrow it will be interesting to see which tyre will be required for the race, because there are various options for both the front and the rear - it is going to be a difficult choice! One of the keys for the race will be tyre management, in order to try to get to the end with optimal grip - which will allow us to make the difference”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - 1'38.651
“Qualifying did not go perfectly. I wasn't as fast as I wanted to be and I know that I made a few mistakes - especially on the final corner - which hindered me a lot. However, I'm happy, because the important thing is that we had some good practice sessions. We are high up the grid for tomorrow, so we shall try to make the most of this and have a good race”

qualifying results

  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina - Round 3
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'37.683
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA1'38.425
3Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'38.651
4Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'38.794
5Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'38.856
6Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA1'38.949
7Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'38.958
8Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'39.237
9Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'39.297
10Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'39.429
11Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'39.822
12Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1'40.541
13Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'40.238
14Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'40.476
15Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'40.615
16Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'40.616
17Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'40.691
18Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'40.981
19Michele Pirro51ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'41.018
20Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'41.103
21Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'41.129
22Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'41.267
23Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'41.686

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Circuit Information

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Length4.806 m / 2.986 miles
Left corners5
Right corners9
Longest straight1.076 m / 0.669 miles
Termas de Río Hondo,
Santiago del Estero,
Pole Position1m 37.683s (177.1km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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