MotoGP Assen, Qualifying: Pole position for Marc Marquez, followed by Crutchlow and Rossi

The Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez conquers the first place on the starting grid, but just by a very small margin as both Crutchlow and Rossi arrived a few hundredths after.


This hasn’t been one of the easiest Qualifying rounds so far but certainly, it was one of the most interesting and well-fought. Eventually, the current World Champion Marc Marquez managed to take up the 1st position on the starting grid, ahead of Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi, and Andrea Dovizioso, who all crossed the finish line in just 79 thousandths! We will certainly see an incredible race tomorrow, July 1st, starting at 2 PM.

Q2 was like fireworks: Lorenzo is the first aiming at the pole position, but Iannone doesn’t get along with the idea and soon enough 11 riders started fighting for the best position on the starting grid, and they all crossed the finish line in the space of half a second. This time Marc Marquez will kick off first tomorrow, closely followed by Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi, while Andrea Dovizioso will be opening the second row together with Alex Rins and Maverick Viñales. 7th place for Aleix Espargaro, ahead of Johann Zarco and Andrea Iannone. Jorge Lorenzo closed the top ten, followed by his Ducati mates Danilo Petrucci and Alvaro Bautista.

Q2 ranking

The battle wasn’t any less fierce during Q1, with Rins and Miller dominating the ranking and Nakagami and Zarco harshly battling to take their places. Until the last few minutes, all riders were still in the game to access Q2, but Johann Zarco and Alex Rins managed to get the last two positions to race Q2. Takaaki Nakagami is the first out of Q2, but also Rabat, Syahrin, Miller, and Pedrosa didn’t make it.

Q1 ranking

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