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2014-08-17 11:59

GETTING DOWN TO IT: Repsol Honda's Spanish rider Marc Marquez during qualifying for the 2014 Czech MotoGP on August 16 in Brno. Image: AFP / Joe Klamar

BRNO, Czech Republic - Motorcycling World champion Marc Marquez continued his supreme domination of the 2014 MotoGP championship on Saturday (Aug 16 2014).

He claimed his ninth pole of the season for Repsol Honda ahead of Sunday's Czech GP.

The 21-year-old Spaniard, who has won all 10 of the 2014 races, topped the times by 0.129sec in qualifying on Saturday as he bids to continue his record-breaking progress.


Marquez clocked 1min55.585 to take the prime starting spot ahead of Italians Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati) on the front row.

Briton Bradley Smith (Yamaha) was fourth, joined on the second row by Spanish pair Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha).

2014 Czech Republic MotoGP weekend qualification times

1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 1min55.585
2 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 1min55.714
3 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati - 1min55.726
4 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 1min55.730
5 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 1min55.812
6 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 1min55.815
7 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 1min55.821
8 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 1min55.871
9 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 1min55.899
10 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 1min56.090

Moto 2
1 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex - 2min01.911
2 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter - 2min02.143
3 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex - 2min02.307
4 Sam Lowes (Britain) Speed up - 2min02.322
5 Simone Corsi (Italy) Kalex - 2min02.514
6 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 2min02.517
7 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter - 2min02.528
8 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 - 2min02.684
9 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex - 2min02.846
10 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex - 2min02.888

1 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda - 2min07.691
2 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM - 2min07.914
3 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM - 2min08.006
4 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda - 2min08.051
5 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 2min08.095
6 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM - 2min08.122
7 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda - 2min08.210
8 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda - 2min08.337
9 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM - 2min08.396
10 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM - 2min08.461


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