Dani Pedrosa takes pole position for the Catalunya MotoGP, ahead of a first Ducati front row for Jorge Lorenzo. Danilo Petrucci made it two GP17s on the front row in third.

Reigning champion Marc Marquez fell for the third and then fourth time today in the 15-minute session!

MotoGP switched back to the F1 chicane on Saturday morning...

Qualifying 2:1.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 43.870s[Lap 5/7]340km/h (Top Speed)2.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.201s +0.331s[2/7]344km/h3.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.220s +0.350s[6/7]344km/h4.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 44.320s +0.450s[5/5]342km/h5.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 44.348s +0.478s[7/7]338km/h6.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.381s +0.511s[5/7]338km/h7.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 44.451s +0.581s[5/6]340km/h8.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 44.600s +0.730s[3/5]338km/h9.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 44.620s +0.750s[6/8]339km/h10.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.740s +0.870s[6/6]346km/h11.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 44.852s +0.982s[7/7]344km/h12.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 44.928s +1.058s[6/8]343km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 44.661s338km/h14.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 44.681s338km/h15.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 44.829s341km/h16.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 44.919s338km/h17.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 45.162s339km/h18.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 45.641s340km/h19.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 45.741s339km/h20.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 45.887s344km/h21.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 48.803s331km/h
Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)No Time
Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)No Time

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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Fastest FP3 time:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 44.178s

Official Catalunya MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 43.589s (2016)Fastest race lap:Maverick Vinales SPA Suzuki 1m 45.971s (2016)

By Peter McLaren

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