Brno MotoGP: Marquez takes pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 16 August 2014 14:03

Reigning champion Marc Marquez set a best time of 1'55.585 to secure pole position at the Brno circuit.

Marquez will be joined on the front row by the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso in second and Andrea Iannone in third on the satelitte Ducati.

Fresh from re-signing with Tech 3 Yamaha, Bradley Smith put in a late fast lap to head the second row in fourth. Factory riders Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo complete the second row.

Valentino Rossi set the seventh fastest time despite a crash in Free Practice 4 which injured his little finger on his left hand.

Brit Cal Crutchlow will start from 11th on the grid, although he's only half a second slower than Marquez. Scott Redding will start from 15th on the grid, just behind team-mate Alvaro Bautista in 14th.

1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 307.9 1'55.585 
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 308.3 1'55.714 0.129 / 0.129
3 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 309.7 1'55.726 0.141 / 0.012
4 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 307.1 1'55.730 0.145 / 0.004
5 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 310.3 1'55.812 0.227 / 0.082
6 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 307.7 1'55.815 0.230 / 0.003
7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 306.5 1'55.821 0.236 / 0.006
8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 310.7 1'55.871 0.286 / 0.050
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 307.3 1'55.899 0.314 / 0.028
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 299.0 1'56.090 0.505 / 0.191
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 307.6 1'56.129 0.544 / 0.039
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 303.8 1'56.622 1.037 / 0.493