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Superprestigio: Marquez tops Superprestigio qualifying

If Saturday morning's times are anything to go by, Marc Marquez is in good shape to challenge for his second Superprestigio victory this evening.
Marc Marquez was the fastest rider in the combined qualifying sessions on Saturday morning for the Superprestigio event in Barcelona, lapping the short 200-metre track marginally faster than the next best man.

Riders are split into two categories for the event: the 'Superprestigio' class, comprising of road-racers (ie. riders from Grand Prix and World Superbike / Supersport), and the 'Open', which sees riders from all off-road disciplines compete against one another.

Marquez was the fastest overall, leading Moto America Superbike star Toni Elias by 0.085s. Tech 3 Moto2 rider Xavi Vierge was third fastest in his category, narrowly ahead of fellow grand prix names Joan Mir, Albert Arenas and Marcel Schrotter.

Xavi Fores was the best of the World Superbike contingent, seventh in the 'Superprestigio' category, while multiple Spanish Superbike champion Carmelo Morales was 14th.




In the 'Open' category, Thomas Chareyre was the surprise name topping the time sheets. The multiple world Supermoto champion was just over half a tenth of a second slower than Marquez, but could count himself quicker than Spanish Flat Track rider Genis Gelada (second) and Masatoshi Ohmori (third).

American Flat Track star Brad Baker was fourth. Rather than focussing on a fast time, Baker told assembled journalists on Friday evening that consistency was his aim throughout qualifying. He was still just 0.069s off the quickest 'Open' time.

Highly rated Spaniard Ferran Cardus was just behind in fifth, while talented teenager Oliver Brindley – fastest on Friday evening – was sixth.

'Superprestigio' Category

Pos No Rider Time
1 93 Marc Marquez 12.054
2 24 Toni Elias 12.139
3 97 Xavi Vierge 12.210
4 36 Joan Mir 12.228
5 75 Albert Arenas 12.229
6 23 Marcel Schrotter 12.251
7 12 Xavi Forés 12.293
8 88 Ricky Cardus 12.323
9 15 Dani Ribalta 12.330
10 73 Alex Marquez 12.340

'Open' Category

Pos No Rider Time
1 4 Thomas Chareyre 12.122
2 72 Genis Gelada 12.172
3 70 Masatoshi Ohmori 12.183
4 6 Brad Baker 12.191
5 77 Ferran Cardus 12.195
6 124 Oliver Brindley 12.223
7 17 Gerard Bailo 12.279
8 181 Gianni Borgiotti 12.292
9 10 Francesco Cecchini 12.336
10 38 George Pickering 12.339

Combined Times

1 93 Marc Marquez 12.054
2 4 Thomas Chareyre 12.122
3 24 Toni Elias 12.139
4 72 Genis Gelada 12.172
5 70 Masatoshi Ohmori 12.183
6 6 Brad Baker 12.191
7 77 Ferran Cardus 12.195
8 97 Xavi Vierge 12.210
9 124 Oliver Brindley 12.223
10 36 Joan Mir 12.228





Tagged as: Elias , Marquez , Schrotter , Cardus

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Garcia

December 17, 2016 3:16 PM
Last Edited 36 days ago

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