Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez eases to another pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 17 May 2014 13:49

Marc Marquez has taken his fifth pole position from five race weekends in 2014 at the Le Mans circuit in France with a fastest time of 1.32.042 onboard his Repsol Honda.

The reigning champion will be joined on the front row by old rival Pol Espargaro who surprised everybody by putting his Tech 3 Yamaha machine in second place on the grid. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso rounds out the front row in third.

Stefan Bradl, who recently underwent surgery to help with arm pump heads the second row ahead of the factory Yamaha duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Bradley Smith was unable to replicate the speed of his team-mate Espargaro and will start tomorrow's race from 10th on the grid, two places ahead of compatriot Cal Crutchlow in 12th.

 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 304.3 1'32.042 
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 308.6 1'32.734 0.692 / 0.692
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 308.3 1'32.755 0.713 / 0.021
4 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 306.6 1'32.846 0.804 / 0.091
5 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 306.6 1'32.873 0.831 / 0.027
6 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 304.9 1'32.899 0.857 / 0.026
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 307.7 1'33.006 0.964 / 0.107
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 301.0 1'33.015 0.973 / 0.009
9 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 309.7 1'33.023 0.981 / 0.008
10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 304.6 1'33.058 1.016 / 0.035
11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 304.3 1'33.102 1.060 / 0.044
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 303.9 1'33.315 1.273 / 0.213