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Qatar MotoGP, Losail - Qualifying (2) Results

Full Qualifying results and grid line-up for the 2014 Qatar MotoGP at Losail, round 1 of 18.
World champion Marc Marquez, riding his first MotoGP laps since fracturing his leg in February, snatched pole position from Alvaro Bautista on his final lap.

Bradley Smith secured the final place on the front row, his best ever MotoGP qualifying performance.

Practice leader Aleix Espargaro fell on only his second flying lap of qualifying, forcing him to rush back to the pits for his spare bike.... He returned but then fell again, while on course for pole!

Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa will start on the second row. Lorenzo's Factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi was left down in tenth place, albeit only 0.589s from pole.

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Q2:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 54.507s
2. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 54.564s | +0.057s
3. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 54.601s | +0.094s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 54.644s | +0.137s
5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 54.661s | +0.154s
6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 54.703s | +0.196s
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 54.871s | +0.364s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 54.888s | +0.381s
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 54.986s | +0.479s
10. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.096s | +0.589s
11. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 55.127s | +0.620s
12. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.152s | +0.645s

Q1:
13. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 55.894s
14. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 56.042s
15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 56.479s
16. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R) 1m 56.555s
17. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 56.648s
18. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 56.715s
19. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 57.006s
20. Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 1m 57.513s
21. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 57.574s
22. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 57.667s
23. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 58.254s

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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throttlemeister

March 22, 2014 7:56 PM

First 10 within about half a second of each other. I don't think we have ever seen that close. That's quite literally one little slide or wobble making the difference between pole and 10th place. Anyone questioning the speed of any of those guys doesn't have a clue and don't realize how ridiculous they sound.



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