Front row start for Pedrosa and Marquez
Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez will again start side-by-side on the front row for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Spain in Jerez.
A productive morning session saw both riders advance to Q2, and a chance to fight for pole position. However, on his second run in the 15 minute session, Dani had a crash in turn 8 on his final flying lap. Thankfully he remained unhurt and his fastest time from the session, 1’38.920, was enough to retain second place on the grid tomorrow.
Teammate Marc also had a crash in FP4 earlier in the day but was unhurt. His fastest time on his first run in Q2 – 1’38.971, just 0.05 off Dani, secured him third place on the grid for tomorrow’s 27 lap race.
Dani Pedrosa – 2nd – 1’38.920
“The session went well, but at the end I had a crash in turn eight, as I maybe pushed a little too hard and lost the front. We’ve ridden well all weekend and the bike is working great, so we are hoping that tomorrow we can continue in the same way. Pace is the most important thing and I hope to get a good start and have a strong race”
Marc Marquez – 3rd – 1’38.971
“I’m pretty happy, because the session went better than I expected. We knew it would be a tough and difficult weekend, but I think we had a very good qualifying session and starting from the front row is very important. I know that Dani and Lorenzo are one step ahead at the moment, but I will still try to give one-hundred percent and ride my own race. It will be hard, hot, and very demanding on the tyres, but we will try to get a good result in front of the home fans”
Source: Repsol Honda Team