Summary of qualifying and results for MotoGP:
Marc Marquez has taken his second pole position of the season following a blisteringly fast MotoGP qualifying session. The dynamic rookie fought off a stern challenge from Jorge Lorenzo, finishing a mere three hundredths of a second ahead of his newest rival and compatriot. Andrea Dovizioso caused a huge surprise by ending the session with a rapid lap that saw him snatch the final spot on the front row and trump the battered Briton Cal Crutchlow by six thousandths of a second.
Stefan Bradl and Dani Pedrosa will join Crutchlow on the second row of the grid for the race tomorrow. Pedrosa had to recover from a setback early in the session, crashing at the approach to the Dunlop chicane and having to complete the session riding his second bike.
The third row will comprise Alvaro Bautista, Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith who finished in seventh, eighth and ninth places respectively. It was Bradley Smith's best qualifying effort to date as the Tech 3 Yamaha youngster continues to make steady progress in his debut season.
Nicky Hayden, who had a disappointing session when compared to his teammate and the two ART Aprilia riders of Aleix Espargaro and Randy DePuniet, who entered Q2 after topping the Q1 session, completed the fourth row of the grid.
|11||41||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia ART||1'34.754||1.567||0.512|
|12||14||Randy de Puniet||Aprilia ART||1'35.086||1.899||0.332|
|1||14||Randy de Puniet||Aprilia ART||1'34.715|
|2||41||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia ART||1'34.893||0.178||0.178|
|5||8||Hector Barbera||FTR Kawasaki||1'35.714||0.999||0.486|
|6||9||Danilo Petrucci||Suter BMW||1'35.770||1.055||0.056|
|7||5||Colin Edwards||FTR Kawasaki||1'36.221||1.506||0.451|
|8||17||Karel Abraham||Aprilia ART||1'36.271||1.556||0.050|
|9||71||Claudio Corti||FTR Kawasaki||1'36.330||1.615||0.059|
|11||67||Bryan Staring||FTR Honda||1'36.714||1.999||0.118|
|12||52||Lukas Pesek||Suter BMW||1'36.768||2.053||0.054|
|13||68||Yonny Hernandez||Aprilia ART||1'36.961||2.246||0.193|
|14||7||Hiroshi Aoyama||FTR Kawasaki||1'37.523||2.808||0.562|