Published: 15:00 | 11/8/18

Marquez takes pole for Austrian MotoGP


Marc Marquez of Honda will start on pole in Sunday's Austrian MotoGP, with the Ducatis of Italian Andrea Dovizioso and Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, second and third on the grid at the Red Bull Ring.

A lap time of 1:23.241 in the qualifying 2 gave the championship leader the early advantage for the GP, after he had also led the field in final practice 3.

Marquez's time was two thousandths of a second faster than Dovizioso with Lorenzo third, 0.135sec back.

Marquez's title challenger, Valentino Rossi, currently second-place in the riders' standings, failed to qualify for Q2 and will start from 14th on the grid.

The Austrian Moto GP at the Spielberg Red Bull Ring will be shown live on BT Sport 2 on the eir sport pack on Sunday, 12 August. [race starts 1pm]. 

1Marc MarquezHondaHonda1m23.241s
2Andrea DoviziosoDucatiDucati0.002s
3Jorge LorenzoDucatiDucati0.135s
4Danilo PetrucciPramac DucatiDucati0.262s
5Cal CrutchlowLCR HondaHonda0.571s
6Johann ZarcoTech3 YamahaYamaha0.646s
7Tito RabatAvintia DucatiDucati0.681s
8Andrea IannoneSuzukiSuzuki0.850s
9Dani PedrosaHondaHonda0.883s
10 Alex RinsSuzukiSuzuki0.986s
11 Maverick VinalesYamahaYamaha1.043s
12 Alvaro BautistaAspar DucatiDucati1.101s
13 Bradley SmithKTMKTM1.004s
14 Valentino RossiYamahaYamaha1.068s
15 Aleix EspargaroApriliaAprilia1.521s
16 Jack MillerPramac DucatiDucati1.564s
17 Hafizh SyahrinTech3 YamahaYamaha1.593s
18 Xavier SimeonAvintia DucatiDucati1.627s
19 Franco MorbidelliMVDS HondaHonda1.526s
20 Scott ReddingApriliaAprilia1.826s
21 Takaaki NakagamiLCR HondaHonda1.937s
22 Thomas LuthiMVDS HondaHonda2.069s
23 Karel AbrahamAspar DucatiDucati2.098s

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