2014 Sachsenring MotoGP QP Result: Pole Record Beaten In Germany

Full Recap and Results Below:

The Marc Marquez Juggernaut rumbled on during MotoGP qualifying at the Sachsenring as the Spanish prodigy claimed his seventh pole position of the season. Marquez' time of 1:20.937 was enough to better Casey Stoner's long standing circuit lap record, which was set in 2008 aboard a Ducati with qualifying tyres, by a tenth of a second. Dani Pedrosa headed the time sheets early on but crashed as he was pushing hard on his second flying run, he ended up almost three tenths behind his team mate. Local hero Stefan Bradl took a deserved third place and completed the front row for tomorrow's race.

Aleix Espargaro will line up at the head of row two after he extracted the maximum performance from the super-soft rear tyre aboard his Forward Racing Yamaha, the Spaniard outpaced the factory Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who join him on the second row. Andrea Iannone, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith make up row three while Alvaro Bautista posted the tenth fastest time of the session. Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden both progressed through the preliminary Q1 session but were unable to make any real progress in the top-twelve shootout. 

Bradley Smith would be an unpopular figure in the Tech 3 garage after the Briton suffered his fourth crash of the weekend, ruining his chance to out-qualify his rookie team mate. 

Q2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'20.937    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'21.233 0.296 0.296
3 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'21.340 0.403 0.107
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'21.376 0.439 0.036
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'21.508 0.571 0.132
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'21.651 0.714 0.143
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'21.679 0.742 0.028
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'21.771 0.834 0.092
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'21.794 0.857 0.023
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'21.906 0.969 0.112
11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'22.120 1.183 0.214
12 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'22.647 1.710 0.527

Q1 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
Q2 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'22.374    
Q2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'22.404 0.030 0.030
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'22.411 0.037 0.007
14 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'22.436 0.062 0.025
15 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'22.529 0.155 0.093
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'22.659 0.285 0.130
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'22.778 0.404 0.119
18 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'22.845 0.471 0.067
19 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'22.888 0.514 0.043
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'23.029 0.655 0.141
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'23.423 1.049 0.394
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'23.428 1.054 0.005
23 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'23.484 1.110 0.056

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

Comments

Well that seems to be par for

Well that seems to be par for the course at the 'ring. Rossi on 2nd row should provide some fireworks. Crutchlow had another bad day & other Ducatis are not doing great either. Any chances of weather intervention tomorrow Jacob?

Total votes: 11

"Any chances of weather

"Any chances of weather intervention tomorrow Jacob?"

Hard to say ... ;-D

Total votes: 7

There's always a chance..

If last round at Assen is anything to go by.. Certainly keeps things interesting.

Total votes: 15

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