Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 31 May 2014 13:43

Marc Marquez continues to break records, setting the fastest time in Qualifying 1 at Mugello to take his sixth pole position from six races in 2014.

The reigning champion set a best time of 1:47.270.

Pramac Ducati rider Andrea Iannone was the big surprise of the afternoon, putting his Ducati second on the grid. A huge improvement on his previous best qualifying result of eighth.

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo completes the front row in third.

Team-mate Valentino Rossi, who was expected to go well at his home track struggled during qualifying, languishing down in 10th ahead of Alvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaro.

Dani Pedorsa heads the second row ahead of Pol Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow.

1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 337.0 1'47.270 
2 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 341.9 1'47.450 0.180 / 0.180
3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 332.8 1'47.521 0.251 / 0.071
4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.0 1'47.584 0.314 / 0.063
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 336.5 1'47.612 0.342 / 0.028
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 340.1 1'47.659 0.389 / 0.047
7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 337.0 1'47.681 0.411 / 0.022
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 339.4 1'47.754 0.484 / 0.073
9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 342.9 1'47.765 0.495 / 0.011
10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 336.0 1'47.791 0.521 / 0.026
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 339.6 1'48.132 0.862 / 0.341
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 337.3 1'48.218 0.948 / 0.086