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2014-05-03 16:18

MARQUEZ ON MARK AGAIN: This time it's at Jerez - he's on the MotoGP pole for the fourth time in a row in the 2014 season. Image: AFP


JEREZ, Spain - Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez produced a scorching lap late in qualifying on Saturday (May 3) to secure his fourth pole out of four in the 2014 season for  his home GP.

Honda rider Marquez has won all three of 2014’s races and this weekend will be his 100th GP. He clocked 1min38.120 to smash the pole record at the Andalusian circuit, 0.421sec ahead of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.


Marquez's Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa was 0.510sec off the pace in third to complete an all-Spanish front row.

Decorated Italian rider Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) who has six premier-class victories at Jerez, was fourth quickest.

Marquez has won all three of this year's races from pole and tops the championship standings on 75 points. Pedrosa is second on 56 and Rossi third on 41.

Here's the Top 10 line-up:

2014 Spanish MotoGP qualifying
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 1min38.120
2 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1min38.541
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1min38.630
4 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 1min38.857
5 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 1min39.007
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 1min39.222
7 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 1min39.243
8 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 1min39.293
9 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 1min39.390
10 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 1min39.751

Moto2 qualifying
1 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 1min42.766
2 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex 1min43.060
3 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex 1min43.174
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 1min43.222
5 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 1min43.232
6 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 1min43.234
7 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 1min43.235
8 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex 1min43.256
9 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 1min43.501
10 Johann Zarco (France) Caterham Suter 1min43.513

Moto3 qualifying

1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 1min46.17
2 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 1min46.788
3 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda 1min46.867
4 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 1min46.867
5 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 1min46.884
6 Francesco Bagnaia (Italy) KTM 1min47.012
7 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 1min47.049
8 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna 1min47.262
9 John McPhee (Britain) Honda 1min47.329
10 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 1min47.378


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