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Qatar MotoGP, Losail - Qualifying (1) Results

Qualifying (1) results from the 2014 Qatar MotoGP at Losail, round 1 of 18.
The top two riders in Q1 - Pol Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow - now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.

Yonny Hernandez walked away from a fast lowside fall, his third accident of the weekend.

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1. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.406s
2. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 55.503s | +0.097s

3. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 55.894s | +0.488s
4. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 56.042s | +0.636s
5. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 56.479s | +1.073s
6. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R) 1m 56.555s | +1.149s
7. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 56.648s | +1.242s
8. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 56.715s | +1.309s
9. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 57.006s | +1.600s
10. Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 1m 57.513s | +2.107s
11. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 57.574s | +2.168s
12. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 57.667s | +2.261s
13. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 58.254s | +2.848s

Blue = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Currently only Ducati, but technically applicable to any Factory manufacturer that has not achieved a dry win the previous year, or any new MotoGP manufacturer.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, plus the same softer rear tyre allocation and extra testing opportunities as the Open category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums during 2014. If Ducati claims three wins this season they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, a softer rear tyre allocation and more testing opportunities relative to the Factory option.


Fastest practice time:
Aleix Espargaro ESP Forward Yamaha 1m 54.773s (FP3)

Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 53.927s (2011)
Fastest race lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 55.153s (2008)

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Stellar

March 22, 2014 6:52 PM

Realist:
Stellar: Oh Aleix, talk about blowing it up. He was a tenth up going through that corner but just pushing too hard. Really impressed by Lorenzo, despite all the headshaking yesterday he worked incredibly hard on it to reach 2nd row. 4th row for Rossi as predicted, won't be a player at this track for sure. Race gonna be great tomorrow!
Those first few corners are going to really make the difference. I can't wait for this race to get cracking.
Certainly, its gonna be cracking first few laps. I expect Honda's to pull through eventually but fight for podium is gonna be epic.



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