Sport Marc Marquez dominates to take Austria pole

17:37  12 august  2017
17:37  12 august  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Marquez storms to MotoGP Brno pole

  Marquez storms to MotoGP Brno pole Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez put in another great ride to take pole position for tomorrow’s Czech GP. Marquez left it late but was able to stick in a lap to put him at the front of the grid for tomorrow’s race. Valentino Rossi will line up alongside him. The Doctor has had problems in qualifying this season, but the Italian will be in a great starting place for tomorrow’s race. Dani Pedrosa will line up alongside Rossi and Marquez in third place. Andrea Dovizioso will start from fourth, alongside Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo. Crutchlow was taken to the hospital afterwards, after suffering a suspected fractured vertebra. Maverick Vinales heads the third row in seventh. The Yamaha rider will line up alongside Danilo Petrucci and Alvaro Bautista. Johann Zarco will start from tenth, with Aleix Espargaro and Loris Baz starting from eleventh and twelfth respectively. In Q1, it was a disaster for Suzuki. Both Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone missed out on Q2 and will start from 13th and 20th respectively. Scott Redding will start from the back of the grid, a disappointing afternoon for the Pramac Ducati rider. The MotoGP race will get underway at Brno at 13:00 BST.

Marc Marquez has stormed to his sixth pole position of the season after a dominating display at the MotorLand Aragon Circuit to finish six tenths ahead of Marquez , who has been on fire this weekend finishing in the top two in all free practice sessions and was the nailed on favorite to take pole

In the first race in Qatar, Marc took pole position and followed that up with a podium finish. He managed to finish fifth in the Ducati- dominated Austrian GP, took third in the Czech GP and, not In the 2016 qualifying session at Phillip Island Marquez took his 37th pole in MotoGP and the 65th in

MotoGp of Austria - Free Practice © Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images Sport MotoGp of Austria - Free Practice

Marc Marquez continued to show pace at the Red Bull ring, taking pole position for tomorrow’s Austrian GP.

The Honda rider stormed to pole, showing pace that the rest of the field struggled to match. Marquez had to slow down multiple times to get rid of chasing riders, trying to get vital time by following the multiple world champion.

Marquez will be joined on the front row by the Ducati pairing of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. Both Ducati riders showed the pace the bike has at the Red Bull ring, especially after their domination in Austria last year.

Maverick Vinales heads up the second row, ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Johann Zarco. Petrucci made it through from Q1, with his teammate Scott Redding just missing out.

Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa will be on the third row. Cal Crutchlow will join the two veterans, starting from ninth.

Andrea Iannone will start from tenth, heading the fourth row. The Italian will be joined by Karel Abraham and Loris Baz, both putting in good rides.

The MotoGP race from the Red Bull ring will get underway at 13:00 BST.

Dovizioso beats out Marquez in tight Austrian GP battle .
Andrea Dovizioso managed to just beat Marc Marquez to take victory at the Austria GP. Dovizioso and Marquez were involved in a tight and tense battle throughout the race, the pair locking horns around the Red Bull ring. It all came down the final corner, where Marquez managed to get round the Italian before going wide, allowing Dovizioso through to take the victory. Behind them was Dani Pedrosa. The Honda rider rode a solid race, fighting through the pack to eventually join his teammate on the podium. Pedrosa was able to leave behind Jorge Lorenzo, who led the pack for a number of laps. The Ducati rider would finish fourth. Fifth place would go to Johann Zarco. The Frenchman was able to best fellow Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi, the Movistar Yamaha pair finishing in sixth and seventh respectively. Alvaro Bautista was the eighth rider across the line, with Loris Baz putting in a shift to finish in ninth. Mika Kallio, KTM’s test rider, was tenth, outperforming both of the regular KTM riders at their home race. Andrea Iannone was eleventh whilst Scott Redding was twelfth. The result cuts Marquez’s lead in the championship down to 16 points, going into the British GP at Silverstone. We’ll have live coverage from Northamptonshire in two weeks time.

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