Marquez takes maiden pole position in Moto2 class
Marc Márquez is progressing very quickly in Moto2. After winning the French GP and achieving a second place in the Catalunya Grand Prix held last weekend, today the 125cc World Champion took another step ahead in his adaptation process to the Moto2 class, by achieving his first pole position of the season.
This morning, in the third Free Practice Session, Marc had already sent a signal to his rivals. The Repsol ride set the fastest time ahead of Germany’s Bradl, leader of the category and undoubtedly the rider in best from together with Márquez at this moment. Márquez was three tenths faster than Bradl.
And in the afternoon, in the all-important qualifying session, Marc was able to stand out from the rest. With the threat of rain in the air, the Repsol rider decided to push at the beginning to set his fastest times in the first laps, in case the rain finally appeared. Fortunately, it did not rain, and the session was able to progress as scheduled.
Márquez set a magnificent time in his 13th lap of the 18 he was able to complete and, from that moment on, nobody was able to take the first position from him. Redding and Bradl attempts finished with the two riders taking the two places left in the first row of the starting grid.
Marc Márquez FP3 – 2:08.547, 17 laps, 100 km. QP – 2:08.101, 18 laps, 106 km.
“I am slowly feeling more comfortable with the bike and we are able to show it step by step. If tomorrow the wind keeps blowing as today, we will need to improve in some areas, although we are very happy with the way everything went.
Apart from taking the pole position, which is important because it is the firs, I am very satisfied with how I feel on the bike. I felt very comfortable despite the wind and the bumpss and we have a good base set-up and pace for tomorrow. We will see how the weather is, beause if it is dry, we are fairly confident, but the forecast is not too good.
I did not expect to set that time, but I was able to do a perfect lap. Anyway, it is not the actual difference, because I think we are much closer in race pace. If the race is dry, we will be in a group”.
Source: Repsol Media